Taking forward the vision of G20 EMPOWER to accelerate women’s leadership and empowerment across G20 member countries, this group focuses on increasing avenues and opportunities for women’s leadership roles and sharing best practices of women led development. It also focuses on encouraging the private sector to recognize and redefine the concept of women’s leadership through a supportive ecosystem that will encourage more women leaders at all levels including at the grassroots. The WG is contributing to set the agenda to accelerate the ambitions of the G20 EMPOWER Alliance of an inclusive and equitable workplace and arrive at an actionable set of recommendations for embedding priority actions in policies and practices with focus on following themes:

  • . Building a steady pipeline of women entering the workforce
  • . Fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace
  • . Ensuring advancement of women into leadership positions
  • . Creating opportunities to share leading practices across G20 countries



Rekha Menon

Sr. Managing Director and Chairperson, Accenture, India


Anuradha Razdan

Executive Director HR & CHRO Hindustan Unilever & Unilever South Asia Co-chair FICCI HR Committee

Patricia Tatto

President & Founder, Women in Renewable Energy, Mexico

Michiko Achilles

Senior Advisor, SAP Japan/ Special Advisor, City of Yokohama

Tan Tien Fen

CEO, Wah & Hua, Singapore

Marta Blanco

President, CEOE Internacional, Spain

Chiara Corazza

Private Sector Representative, G20 EMPOWER France

Carolina Castro

Board Member/Argentina's G20 Empower Representative

Daniel Fibiger

Head of Global Sustainability and President, Gap Foundation

Dariga Mukhamedina

Project Manager, Department for International Cooperation of Business, Russia

Ulrike Sauerwald

Centro Studi - Research & Knowledge Management, Valore D , Italy

Tsukiko Tsukahara

President, Kaleidist K.K. Executive Director of W20 Japan tsukikotsukahara@kaleidist.com

Rola Abu Manneh

Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bank, UAE

Aya Matsuura


H.C Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen

Chair Executive Board, Aon Holdings, The Netherlands

Preetam B Yashvant

Joint Secretary, MoWCD

Josh Foulger

Country Head and Managing Director, Bharat FIH (Foxconn)

Ankhi Das

Co-Founder, Ankurit Capital

Reema Nanawaty

Director SEWA reemananavaty@sewa.org

Aparna Mittal

Founder Samāna Centre for Gender, Policy and Law aparnamittal@samanacentre.com

Bansuri Swaraj

Additional Advocate General State of Haryana bansuriswaraj@swarajandkotwal.com

Prachi Rastogi

Diversity and Inclusion Leader for APAC IBM prachirastogi@in.ibm.com