International Women’s Day (Sat 8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. With thousands of events being held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements, this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate six inspirational and amazing women who are making their mark on the world and also dynamic members of the Global Team of the Global Angels Foundation.
They all share the Global Angels vision…..to build and encourage and empower the philanthropic movement of good on the planet! These women live to really make a difference in our world, and each of them are doing just so! We are so thankful to have them donate their time and expertise to support us.
RACHEL PETERO PEP BARDOUILLE KATHERINE CORICH
AMANDA ELLIS AMY CARTER JONES MIRIAM STALEY
Rachel is the brain child and Founder of global gender & diversity business GENVIVA Ltd. After 22 years in the corporate world she has turned her passion, experience, knowledge and commerciality into a pioneering business that will ‘Transform today’s global organisations for tomorrow’s women’. Her business is a powerful proposition, it promotes equality and the power of equal gender representation.
Pep has worked at the nexus of the public and private sectors for almost fifteen years, in management consulting and with international development institutions across over 20 countries. She is most passionate about about poverty alleviation, sustainable development, and human rights.
Katherine Corich founded the Sysdoc group 25 years ago and has grown it into a global multi-award winning provider of services in Business Transformation, Cultural Change, Training, Simulated Learning and Knowledge Portals. Katherine’s visionary leadership has seen the company win awards for best practice in HR, leading sustainable change, transforming operational business models, being agile and innovative.
Amanda Ellis is New Zealand Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva and Special Envoy of the Prime Minister. Amanda is currently on secondment from her role as Deputy Chief Executive of the NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Head of the NZ Aid Programme, where she manages the team investing over half a billion dollars a year in international development assistance.
Amy has been internationally recognised as a leading social entrepreneur; finding innovative, grass-root solutions to lift vulnerable children and their families out of poverty. For a few years now, she has been advising us on sustainability of charity projects around the world. She is also the CEO of the NEMA Foundation whom we work closely with and have helped develop, through our support and funding.
Miriam is a public speaker and presenter who first came into the public’s consciousness when she appeared as a contestant on the original series of the BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’. She is the founder and MD of We Make Waves, which supports clients with their communications strategies, learning and development programmes and executive development, as well as placing the highest quality speakers into conferences and events.
Women in the Tsavo Project
We also want to take this opportunity to mention women living in very challenging conditions in rural Kenya and especially Mama Mercy, who is founder and the Chair of the Tumaini Women’s CBO in the Tsavo Project. She is a dynamic and inspirational leader in the community and we are working together with her and our on-the-ground partner, Camps International, to to help them transform their community. As a woman of deep integrity and passionate resolve, she is inspirational to us and to many thousands of women in Kenya.