Saadia Zahidi Senior Director and Head of Gender Parity and Human Capital at the World Economic Forum

BA (Hons) in Economics, Smith College; Master's in International
Economics, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva. With
World Economic Forum: former Economist, Global Competitiveness
Programme, responsible for economic analysis for the Global
Competitiveness reports, Arab World reports and other topical and
regional studies; currently, Head of Constituents, responsible for the
engagement of religious leaders, NGOs, labour leaders, women leaders
and gender parity groups; also leads research on gender issues.
Founder and Co-Author, Global Gender Gap Report series, benchmarking
countries according to the size of their gender gaps on health,
education, economic participation and political empowerment.