Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will lead to inclusive growth, the greater well-being of people across societies, and the sustainability of communities, companies, nations, and humanity.

The New Champions 5050 movement and New Champions Womensphere Incubator Network represent the global initiative for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, by the Young Global Leaders, Global Shapers, Schwab Social Entrepreneurs, Tech Pioneers, and the Foundation communities of the World Economic Forum. 

Our Leaders' Message

ANALISA LEONOR BALARES  Co-Chair, New Champions 5050. Chair, New Champions Womensphere Incubator Network. CEO, Womensphere Foundation. Young Global Leader. “The most important investment we can make as a society is to unleash the full potential of women and girls, and enable gender equality in our lifetime. The New Champions 5050 global initiative brings together leaders and emerging leaders, men and women, to join forces towards empowering women and girls, and enabling gender equality around the world.  The New Champions Womensphere Incubator Network will invest in empowering women and girls worldwide to lead, innovate, and be equal architects in solutions to society’s issues and in driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We are starting with collaborations of Young Global Leaders, Global Shapers, Schwab Social Entrepreneurs, Young Scientists, and Tech Pioneers of the World Economic Forum - New Champions for gender equality – and inviting leaders globally in collaboration. This vital work must succeed because gender equality, in leadership and in all spheres of society, is key for our world to achieve inclusive economic growth and the global goals for sustainable development.”

ANALISA LEONOR BALARES 

Co-Chair, New Champions 5050. Chair, New Champions Womensphere Incubator Network. CEO, Womensphere FoundationYoung Global Leader.

“The most important investment we can make as a society is to unleash the full potential of women and girls, and enable gender equality in our lifetime.

The New Champions 5050 global initiative brings together leaders and emerging leaders, men and women, to join forces towards empowering women and girls, and enabling gender equality around the world. 

The New Champions Womensphere Incubator Network will invest in empowering women and girls worldwide to lead, innovate, and be equal architects in solutions to society’s issues and in driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

We are starting with collaborations of Young Global Leaders, Global Shapers, Schwab Social Entrepreneurs, Young Scientists, and Tech Pioneers of the World Economic Forum - New Champions for gender equality – and inviting leaders globally in collaboration.

This vital work must succeed because gender equality, in leadership and in all spheres of society, is key for our world to achieve inclusive economic growth and the global goals for sustainable development.”

MICHELE WUCKER Co-Chair, New Champions 5050. CEO & Founder, Gray Rhino & Company. Author, The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore.  Young Global Leader. "Men and women both have stakes in making sure that women and girls have access to the education, inspiration, guidance, and opportunities that help the world to reach its full potential. Research shows that supporting women and girls is good for society and the economy, and that organizations with gender balance in their leadership teams do better than companies that have not invested in making sure that diverse voices shape their decisions. New Champions 5050 brings together fathers, brothers, sons, daughters, sisters, and mothers who believe that by supporting each other, we put talent and ideas to work to benefit us all. We are committed to promoting gender equality in each of our own spheres of influence: by mentoring and sponsoring women in organizations and policy arenas, funding women entrepreneurs, encouraging women to run for office, helping girls to start dreaming big, and more."  

MICHELE WUCKER

Co-Chair, New Champions 5050. CEO & Founder, Gray Rhino & CompanyAuthor, The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore

Young Global Leader.

"Men and women both have stakes in making sure that women and girls have access to the education, inspiration, guidance, and opportunities that help the world to reach its full potential.

Research shows that supporting women and girls is good for society and the economy, and that organizations with gender balance in their leadership teams do better than companies that have not invested in making sure that diverse voices shape their decisions.

New Champions 5050 brings together fathers, brothers, sons, daughters, sisters, and mothers who believe that by supporting each other, we put talent and ideas to work to benefit us all.

We are committed to promoting gender equality in each of our own spheres of influence: by mentoring and sponsoring women in organizations and policy arenas, funding women entrepreneurs, encouraging women to run for office, helping girls to start dreaming big, and more."

 

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RAJIV PANT

Chief Technology Officer, New Champions 5050, New Champions Womensphere Incubator Network, Womensphere Foundation; CTO, Thrive Global. 

Young Global Leader.

“In 2017, why gender equality for YGL and New Champions is necessary should require no explanation. Achieving this requires equal commitment from all genders. At this time of uprising of extreme factions in many areas of the world, empowering women is crucial so there can be equal justice for all.”