EESC Member Madi Sharma has been listed among the 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy around the world in 2018. The list was published in May by Apolitical, a free global network helping public servants and their partners in more than 120 countries. Among the many other most important influencers in gender policy were activist Malala Yousafzai, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, French president Emmanuel Macron, Swedish foreign affairs minister Margot Wallström, deputy UN secretary-general Amina Mohammed and London mayor Sadiq Khan.
Ms Sharma was listed among the world's 13 top influencers in the Advocacy category and was commended for her work as a vocal supporter and international public speaker on female entrepreneurship, diversity and gender. Ms Sharma has been an active member of the EESC's Employers' Group since 2002 and has participated in numerous hearings and worked on many opinions. She founded and runs the Madi group, a constellation of international private sector and non-profit companies and NGOs. She also heads the Women's Economic and Social Think Tank. Congratulations, Madi! (ll)