BPW International Permanent Representative to UNESCO
Marie-Claude Machon-Honore has a long-time experience in education and a doctorate in Anglophone studies. She researched “The role of education in the development of women in the Anglophone Caribbean in the 21st century” for her PhD (Sorbonne University, France). She is a graduate of the Caribbean Institute in Gender and Development Studies (UWI). She presented her research at the Commonwealth Institute and the University of Paris-Diderot and reviewed a book on Caribbean women in politics for the Round Table Journal. She has been the permanent representative for BPW International to UNESCO since 2012 and contributed to the first international UNESCO NGO-Liaison Committee forum on Education in September 2013 and NGOs Literacy Day in September 2014; she co-organized the 4th forum on the role of women in fighting poverty in June 2015; she was a panellist at COP 21 in December 2015 on behalf of the group of NGOs in partnership with UNESCO and for BPWI and Women for Water Partnership. She is the co-leader of the current follow-up to the 4th forum on women in fighting poverty.
Deputy Mayor for Culture for the City of Lille
Catherine Cullen was Deputy Mayor for Culture for the City of Lille, France, from 2001 to 2014. In 2008, she also became councillor in charge of Culture for the Metropole Europeenne de Lille (MEL). For over ten years she was a board member of the Culture Committee of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), its President for three years (2012-2015), and she is presently its Special Advisor on Culture in Sustainable Cities. She is also an independent international consultant in culture and sustainable development, a subject she teaches at the Political Science Institute of Lille.
Co-fondatrice chez Activ Action
President of guests
Liberal -Exercise for 20 years in Besan?on (France). Assistant doctor at the day hospital of Velotte, pilot founded by Dr. Paul-Claude Racamier at Besan?on, on psychoanalytic principles, from 1993 to 1998.
-Fondatrice Association Guests at The Feast in 1990, an alternative innovative experience of citizen psychiatry in Besancon, France manages two living areas, a day care, a group of mutual aid (GEM), a service accompanying social and medico international development network: IAF network (15 ongoing projects).
She lived there with her husband and resident for 10 years, and it always ensures that ?living with? a weekend in two.
-Fellow Ashoka since 2006 and winner ?France is committed? since 2015.
-The IAF are the source also of the Regional Association of citizen psychiatry (CPRA), in September 2012.
-Publications Three books on citizen psychiatry Editions de l?Atelier Paris.
Director, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities
As a key member of the OECD Senior Management team, Ms. Kamal-Chaoui supports the Secretary-General in achieving the OECD?s mission to advance economic growth and social progress as well as contributing to other global agendas such as the G20, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Ms. Kamal-Chaoui has held several senior positions at the OECD since 1998. From 2012 to 2016, she served as Senior Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General. In this role, she supported the Secretary-General?s strategic agenda and led the OECD Inclusive Growth initiative, the Knowledge-Sharing Alliance programme, the development of the Global Deal and the implementation of the OECD Strategy on Development. From 2003 to 2012, she was Head of the Urban Programme in the Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development. She has also previously worked in the Trade Directorate and the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs. Before joining the OECD, Ms. Kamal-Chaoui worked for a university-based research institute as well as several media outlets.
During her extensive career at the OECD, she has forged numerous strategic partnerships and collaborations for the OECD. They include major philanthropic organisations (e.g. Ford Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Rockefeller Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Open Society Foundations) as well as other prominent organisations (e.g. Vatican Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace, Club of Madrid), multilateral institutions (World Bank, IADB, ADB, EBRD, European Commission) and the private sector. She has been a member of several International Committees and Advisory Boards (World Economic Forum Deputy Board of Trustees, Shanghai World Expo, Michael Bloomberg Mayors Challenge for Europe, Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo?s Strategic Committee). She has also been a Lecturer at Sciences Po Paris.
Ms. Kamal-Chaoui is a French and Moroccan national. She holds a Master?s Degree in Macroeconomics from the University of Paris Dauphine and a Master?s Degree in Foreign Languages and History from the University of Paris Diderot
International Consultant and Expert in Finance
She is a lecturer, national and international consultant and expert in finance, stock market and sustainability. He received his Bachelor?s degree from Vassar College in the State of New York and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He has completed postgraduate studies at Harvard and Yale Universities in the United States, at the University of Oxford in England and the Central American Institute of Business Administration (INCAE) in Costa Rica.
With only 27 years old, she was appointed as Vice President in the Emerging Markets division of the Deltec Asset Management company where she was in charge of the political and economic analysis of the Latin American market. From 2002 to 2007 she served as Vice President the Fixed Income and Commodities division of the Goldman Sachs Investment Bank. In 2007, after having worked for 15 years on Wall Street, he returned to the Dominican Republic, to serve as General Manager / CEO of the Stock Exchange of the Dominican Republic, being the first woman in Latin America to occupy this position. From 2012 to 2017 she held the position of Vice President of Corporate Sustainability of the asset manager INICIA.
In 2008 she was selected Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, being the only Dominican woman with this award. It was recognized as ? The Best CEO of the Dominican Republic 2011 ? by the European CEO magazine. From 2008 to 2011, she was Secretary of BOLCEN, a consortium of seven Stock Exchanges representing Central America and the Caribbean. He is currently a member of several boards of directors in the Dominican Republic, the United States and Brazil. He has been a member of the board of the Institutional and Justice Foundation (Finjus), National Social Security Council (CNSS), French Dominican Chamber of Commerce, among others.
She is currently a national and international consultant and speaker on issues of sustainability, stock markets, finance, among other topics. She is the mother of three children and is a marathoner.
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