Dr. Daniela Ligiero

CEO and Executive Director, Together for Girls

Dr. Daniela Ligiero is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Together for Girls, a global, public-private partnership dedicated to ending violence against children, especially sexual violence against girls. The partnership includes five UN agencies, the governments of the United States and Canada, several private sector organizations and more than 20 country governments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, working together to generate comprehensive data and solutions of this public health and human rights epidemic. Before she joined Together for Girls, she served as the Vice President of Girls and Women’s Strategy at the UN Foundation and developed the foundation’s gender integration strategy. In addition, she spent over five years at the U.S. Department of State where she led the integration of gender issues into all of our foreign policy and investments in global health—working with over 70 countries on issues like preventing gender-based violence and improving the sexual and reproductive health of girls and women. Dr. Ligiero also served in leadership roles at UNICEF, the World Bank and the US Senate. She earned her doctoral degree counseling psychology from University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Ligiero is fluent in four languages. She is married and has two daughters.