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Andreas Schleicher

Director, Education and Skills, OECD

Andreas Schleicher is Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. As a key member of the OECD Senior Management team, Mr. Schleicher supports the Secretary-General’s strategy to produce analysis and policy advice that advances economic growth and social progress. He promotes the work of the Directorate for Education and Skills on a global stage and fosters co-operation both within and outside the OECD. In addition to policy and country reviews, the work of the Directorate includes the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), and the development and analysis of benchmarks on the performance of education systems (INES). Before joining the OECD, Mr. Schleicher was Director for Analysis at the International Association for Educational Achievement (IEA). He studied Physics in Germany and received a degree in Mathematics and Statistics in Australia. He is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including the “Theodor Heuss” prize, awarded in the name of the first president of the Federal Republic of Germany for “exemplary democratic engagement”. He holds an honorary Professorship at the University of Heidelberg.
Sophie Bailey

Founder, The Edtech Podcast

Sophie is the founder of the iTunes new and noteworthy, The Edtech Podcast. The mission of The Edtech Podcast is to improve the dialogue between ‘ed’ and ‘tech’ for better innovation, through storytelling. The podcast is downloaded 1500+ times a week, from up to 109 countries with the UK, US & Aus in the top 3. Sophie is a mentor and advisor within the edtech community, and is particularly passionate about female entrepreneurship.
Angela Carbone

Dean Learning Innovation, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology at Swinburne University of Technology

Professor Angela Carbone is the Dean Learning Innovation in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology at Swinburne University of Technology. Prior to this role, Angela was the Director of Education Excellence at Monash University. She has extensive educational leadership experience and an international profile in scholarship of learning and teaching. Her teaching achievements are recognised internationally, being the first female academic to be awarded the University Teacher of the Year and secure two National Teaching Fellowships. At the core of Angela’s work is her immersion in pedagogy, drive for innovation, excellence in educational practice and leadership in digital transformation.
Ana Bailão

Deputy Mayor, City of Toronto

Afrooz Kaviani Johnson

Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF

Afrooz Kaviani Johnson is a Child Protection Specialist for UNICEF Programme Division in New York, responsible for the thematic area of protecting children online. She manages global partnerships and programmes and policy and advocacy work at UNICEF Headquarters and provides support to UNICEF country teams around the world to introduce and improve responses to technology-facilitated violence against children. Afrooz has over a decade of experience in managing child protection programmes in Eastern and Southern Africa, South East Asia, and the Pacific. Earlier in her career, Afrooz worked as a lawyer in
Australia. She holds a Juris Doctor and Master of Social Science in International Development and is currently an external PhD candidate of Leiden Law School of Leiden

Aarunima Bhatnagar

Chief, Communication for Development (C4D), UNICEF

A dynamic, results-oriented professional with over 17 years of progressive and diverse experience of working in humanitarian settings especially C4D (Communication for Development) in emergencies. Has worked in UNICEF country offices of Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh, India, UK and Armenia to name a few, where she has been spear heading the C4D initiatives. During her career, she has been able to work and publish several articles on Humanitarian work and the role of C4D. Has worked with London Primary care trusts to provide support to Black, Ethnic and Minority groups in the UK. With several accomplishments under her belt, she has also been awarded the Staff award for Ebola Emergency in UNICEF, Sierra Leone and shortlisted for Asian Women Achievement Awards for Humanitarian efforts in UK. She now is deployed in Iraq, as Chief for C4D. Before joining Iraq, she was based in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh leading on the Community engagement initiatives for the Rohingya response.
Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi

Dean & President, ESSEC Business School

Olivier Thévenon

Head, Children's Well-Being Unit, Centre for Well-Being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity, OECD

Olivier is Head of the Children's Well-Being Unit at the OECD Centre for Well-Being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity, which among other things is responsible for the Child Well-Being Data Portal. His recent work focuses on child well-being measurement and policies, family and child poverty, services for families and the policy challenges raised by the diversification of family living arrangements. His last publication include: Looking beyond COVID-19: Strengthening the role of family support services; Treating all children equally? Why policies should adapt to evolving family living arrangements; Child poverty in the OECD: Trends, determinants and policies to tackle it; he also contributed to Changing the Odds for Vulnerable.

Nicola Hazell

Gender Equality Advocate; Founding Director, SheStarts, BlueChilli

Nicola Hazell is a leading voice on gender equality and social innovation. With a career spanning media, politics, public affairs, and now tech, she is a driving force for women in leadership, working across the startup, corporate and government sectors to drive greater investment in women-led businesses. As the founding director of SheStarts – a world-class accelerator program supporting and investing in women-led startups – Nicola has been a champion of significant change in Australia’s startup ecosystem, establishing a new model for inclusive entrepreneurship. Under Nicola’s leadership, SheStarts was named Australian Accelerator of the Year in 2017, attracted the backing of global brands such as Google and Microsoft, and produced an award-winning documentary series which reached more than half a million views in its first season and went on to secure a world-first partnership with LinkedIn for distribution of its second season. Nicola is a highly sought-after international speaker and advisor, and holds roles on the OECD’s Expert Advisory Committee on Digital Transformation; Australian advocacy organisation The Parenthood; the Global Summit of Women; and the CEBIT Women in Tech Advisory Committee.
Maryam Monsef

Minister of Status of Women, Canada

Yuko Harayama

Executive Member, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation of the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan

Silvana Koch-Mehrin

President and Founder, Women Political Leaders

Silvana is the President and Founder of Women Political Leaders (WPL), the worldwide network of women Politicians. WPL is an independent, non-partisan and not-for-profit foundation that aims to increase both the number and influence of women in political leadership. Silvana served as Vice-President of the European Parliament (2009-2011) and Member of the European Parliament (2004-2014). Before her time in politics, she founded and ran a public affairs consultancy in Brussels, which later merged with a larger US firm. She also worked as Senior Special Advisor for EY and as Senior Policy Advisor for GPLUS Europe. In addition to her work for WPL, Silvana serves on the board of the Council of Women World Leaders, the network of female Presidents and Prime Ministers. She is also a member of the European Leadership Network (ELN), a Board Director of the Social Progress Imperative and member of the Global Advisory Network of Apolitical Academy Global. Since 2016, Silvana has been representing the European Union in the Executive Committee of W20, an official engagement group of the G20. In 2018 and 2019, she was ranked as one of the 100 most influential persons in gender equality by Apolitical. Silvana is a Young Global Leader Alumni of the World Economic Forum. She lives in Brussels, Belgium with her three kids and their Irish father.

Bhaskar Chakravorti

Dean, Global Business and Founding Executive Director, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Innovation, Inclusive Growth, Digital Economy, Global Business
Lamia Kamal-Chaoui

Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, OECD

Lamia Kamal-Chaoui is the Director of the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE). She supports the Secretary-General in achieving the OECD’s mission to advance economic growth and social progress as well as contributing to other global agendas such as the G20, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the implementation of the SDGs. Ms Kamal-Chaoui has held several senior positions at the OECD since 1998 and was appointed Director of the CFE in 2016. She holds a Master’s Degree in Macroeconomics from the University of Paris Dauphine and a Master’s Degree in Foreign Languages and History from the University of Paris Diderot.
Mark Pearson

Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD

Mark Pearson is Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Prior to 2014, he was Head of the Health Division where he helped countries to improve their health systems by providing internationally comparable data, state-of-the-art analysis and appropriate policy recommendations on a wide range of health policies. Major current work of the Division is on the economics of preventing obesity; comparisons of the prices of health care goods and services; assessing long-term care policies; trends in health spending; expanding health coverage; co-ordination of care; pay-for-performance; use of evidence in health care; the migration of the health-care workforce; health care quality indicators; measuring health care outcomes, outputs and inputs; and health and ICTs. Key publications resulting from the work he has managed include OECD Health at a Glance and Achieving Better Value for Money in Health Care, as well as The Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat. Before moving to Paris, he was employed by the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London, and he has been a consultant for the World Bank, the IMF and the European Commission.