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

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