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Elizabeth H. Shuler is president of the 57 unions and 12.5 million members of the AFL-CIO. She is the first woman to hold the office of the president in the history of the labor federation. A visionary leader and longtime trade unionist, Shuler believes the labor movement is the single most powerful vehicle for progress and that unions are a central force in leading lasting societal transformations. Liz leads the AFL-CIO’s initiatives on the future of work, the clean energy economy, workforce development, and empowering women and young workers. She is committed to busting myths about labor, leveraging the labor movement’s diversity for innovative approaches to social justice and making the benefits of a union voice on the job available to working people everywhere.
Shuler serves on the boards of the National Women’s Law Center; the Institute for Women’s Policy Research; the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust; the Alliance for Retired Americans; the Solidarity Center; the Committee on Workers’ Capital and the Women’s Committee of the International Trade Union Confederation; and chairs the board of directors of the Economic Policy Institute. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism. Shuler lives with her husband, David Herbst, and their black labrador retriever, Trader, in Washington, D.C.
Chair, OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), Director of Development Co-operation, OECD
Ranjitsinh Disale, the winner of the $1 million Global Teacher Prize, considered a Nobel Prize equivalent for teaching, shared half of his winnings with the other finalist teachers to help transform the profession. He took up teaching as an alternative profession to a career in IT. Although initially hesitant about teacher training, he successfully transformed innumerable lives, breaking significant barriers for girls in society and in the education field in India. By actively fighting for girls’ education rather than have girls marry at an early age or get a job, he has significantly boosted the retention of girls in school and improved their learning outcomes.
His use of technology in a hybrid teaching methodology has also greatly improved learning outcomes for all of his students. For example, he incorporated QR codes for audio visual supplementary material in textbooks to boost learning outcomes. His QR code idea is now being adopted across the country and is helping children learn remotely even through the pandemic. He also learned the local language of his students and redesigned material in their language. Ranjitsinh’s approach to teaching clearly demonstrates how improvements to education can be made as well as inspiring change in policy and government delivery of educational services.
Ranjitsinh has been a vocal advocate of technology to close gaps in education. He highlights that this can serve to rapidly update outdated curriculum taught in many developing countries but also close the gender gap that manifests itself early on in education and learning outcomes. Girls have faced significantly more setbacks with the onset of Covid-19 and closure of schools. As their education is not prioritized, without school they are more susceptible to being married off prematurely, being subject to domestic abuse or being asked not to return to school in favor of work. Ranjitsinh has stressed the importance of a technology-driven transformation and its time critical nature. He has successfully onboarded the students at his school online, enabling them to attend classes from home and setting an example for schools all over India.
Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago; Author, The Third Pillar
Olivia White, Senior Partner McKinsey & Company, Bay Area
As a member of the Financial Services, Risk & Resilience, and Social Sector Practices, Olivia advises banks and other financial institutions on a wide range of issues. She has led transformative impact for many global financial institutions and corporate business functions. She has also worked extensively on financial inclusion and broader economic development, with a primary focus in emerging markets. Along with her expertise in risk and financial inclusion, Olivia has led projects focused on foundation portfolio construction, customer experience, digital payments, operational improvement, and organizational design. She is also a co-leader of McKinsey’s knowledge efforts in risk management.
Olivia has led extensive research efforts related to financial inclusion and economic development, and efforts assessing the potential economic value from digital financial services in developing economies, examining the economics of global payment systems, and investigating risk associated with digitally enabled payments that serve financially excluded populations in the developing world. Her most recent research focused on the benefits and risks associated with Digital ID.
She publishes frequently on topics related to risk and financial inclusion, most notably through the McKinsey Global Institute and McKinsey on Risk. Prior to joining McKinsey, Olivia was a Pappalardo fellow in physics at MIT, where she conducted research both in physics and in neuroscience.
Anu Madgavkar, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), New Jersey
As a partner of MGI, McKinsey’s business and economics research arm, Anu leads research focused on global labor markets and skills; gender economics; migration; inclusive growth; and applying technology to solving development challenges including financial inclusiveness. She also leads research efforts focused on India’s economic future. Anu has co-authored MGI reports including “The future of work after COVID-19”; “The future of women at work; “The power of parity”; “The social contract in the 21st century”; “Digital identification: A key to inclusive growth”; “People on the move: Global migration's impact and opportunity”; and “Digital India: Technology to transform a connected nation”.
Previously, Anu was a partner of McKinsey based in Mumbai, where she co-led McKinsey’s Financial Institutions practice in India. She has authored several reports and white papers on India’s economic growth and financial sector development.
Zac Townsend is a leader in McKinsey financial technology and banking digital business building practices. He works with clients on building digital businesses from scratch, transforming businesses to be digital-first, and partnering with or acquiring fintech companies. Previously, he was co-founder and head of product of Standard Treasury, where he built open banking platforms to connect banks and fintech companies. The company ultimately sold to Silicon Valley Bank. Zac also previously served as the inaugural Chief Data Officer of California. He was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Enterprise technology, and his commentary on fintech has appeared in the Financial Times, the American Banker, Slate, and other publications.
President, Cyber Peace Institute; International Policy Director, Cyber Policy Center, Stanford University
Marietje Schaake is the international policy director at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center and international policy fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. She was named President of the Cyber Peace Institute.
Between 2009 and 2019, Marietje served as a Member of European Parliament for the Dutch liberal democratic party where she focused on trade, foreign affairs and technology policies. Marietje is affiliated with a number of non-profits including the European Council on Foreign Relations and the Observer Research Foundation in India and writes a monthly column for the Financial Times and a bi-monthly column for the Dutch NRC newspaper.
SVP, Strategic Initiatives, Policy and Public Affairs, Toronto Region Board of Trade
Courtney Brown, Ph.D, is vice president of impact and planning for Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. As the chief data and research officer, Brown oversees the foundation’s efforts in the areas of strategic planning, learning, impact, and effectiveness. She also leads Lumina’s international engagement.
She joined the foundation in 2011 with a strong background in performance measurement, research, and evaluation. Before 2011, Brown was a senior research associate at the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at Indiana University. There, she led studies and evaluations focused on education and post-high school programs within the United States and across Europe.
Brown is a frequent speaker and panelist in the United States and other countries regarding postsecondary strategy, student success, data-driven decision making, and evidence-based practices. She has developed and shared manuals, working papers, articles, and books related to undergraduate research, performance measurement, randomized-control trials, and other evaluation methods, as well as conducted webinars and workshops on topics such as evaluation, performance measurement, and success in education beyond high school.
Brown serves on the University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development Board of Directors, on the advisory board for the Center for First-Generation Student Success, and the advisory board for WGU Indiana. She holds a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University and earned her master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Virginia.
Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies, Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford
As a partner of MGI, McKinsey’s business and economics research arm, Anu leads research focused on global labor markets and skills; gender economics; migration; inclusive growth; and applying technology to solving development challenges including financial inclusiveness. She also leads research efforts focused on India’s economic future. Anu has co-authored MGI reports including “The future of work after COVID-19”; “The future of women at work; “The power of parity”; “The social contract in the 21st century”; “Digital identification: A key to inclusive growth”; “People on the move: Global migration's impact and opportunity”; and “Digital India: Technology to transform a connected nation”. Previously, Anu was a partner of McKinsey based in Mumbai, where she co-led McKinsey’s Financial Institutions practice in India. She has authored several reports and white papers on India’s economic growth and financial sector development.
Mr. Andreas Schaal is the Director of OECD Global Relations. In this capacity, he is responsible for the OECD’s relations with Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa as well as with growing regions like Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, South East Europe, the Eastern Partner region and Central Asia, and the MENA region. He supports the Secretary General’s objectives for a regionally inclusive and globally relevant organisation.
Mr. Schaal is a non-Resident Senior Fellow of the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY).
Between 2013 – 2016, he served the organisation as the Head of the Sherpa Office and the Global Governance Unit at the OECD and between 2013-2018 as the G20 Sous Sherpa. He has worked with the OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to advance OECD contributions to key pillars of the global governance architecture, such as the G20, G7, APEC and the Deauville Partnership supporting Transition Countries in the MENA Region. He also represented the organisation as a Sous-Sherpa in the respective meetings.
Since joining the OECD in 2008 he has also held positions as a Senior Policy Analyst in the Investment Division of the Directorate for Financial Markets and Enterprise Affairs, and as Counsellor in the Office of the Secretary General. Prior to joining the OECD, Mr. Schaal held various positions during his work for the German Federal Government, including Deputy Director G8 Summit/German Sherpa Office, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Technology, Economic Counsellor, German Permanent Delegation to the OECD, Paris, Vice Chair (elected 2005-2006) of OECD’s Economic and Development Review Committee (EDRC) and Policy advisor and chief of staff to Parliamentary Secretary of State Siegmar Mosdorf, MP, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Technology.
Mr. Schaal, a German national, holds a Masters in Public Policy and Public Management from the University of Konstanz, Germany.