Baroness (Mary) Goudie

Life Peer & Campaigner

Biography

Baroness Mary Goudie is a senior member of the British House of Lords and a global advocate for the rights of women and children. She is involved in promoting gender equity with both the G8 and G20 and is also the Chair of the Women Leaders’ Council to Fight Human Trafficking at the United Nations.
She is actively engaged in numerous philanthropic organisations including her role as a member of the Board of Directors of Vital Voices Global Partnership. In this role she has been involved in training community and business leaders and parliamentarians.
In the UK she is a founding member of the 30% Club steering committee, which aims to influence chairman into bringing more women onto UK corporate boards. She is also a trustee of the El-Hibri Charitable Foundation, based in the US, whose aims are to foster interfaith dialogue and to establish common ground and solutions to global challenges affecting mankind. Furthermore, she is a member of the Board of Directors of EuropEFE – the European Mission of the Education for Employment Foundation based in Spain (Fundacion Educacion para el Empleo) and she is a member of the UK Board of Directors for the Center for Talent Innovation, a non-profit think tank that focuses on challenges and issues pertaining to the workplace.
Baroness Goudie recently took part in the Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2013 in Deauville and contributed to ‘Policing for a Better Britain’, a report of the Independent Police Commission in the UK.
She shares perspectives on her blog – www.baronessgoudie.com.

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