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Ms. Saadia Zahidi

Senior Director

World Economic Forum

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Background Information


Advisory Board Member

Advisory Board Member
EU-LAC Foundation

Head of Employment and Gender Initiatives, Member
Executive Committee World Economic Forum

Board of Governors Member
Amir Jahangir



Bachelor's degree


Smith College


International Economics

Graduate Institute of International Studies

cum laude B.A. degree

cum laude undergraduate degree


Smith College

Web References (190 Total References)

Women's Leadership Exchange Blog [cached]

I attended a recent meeting at which the report was presented by its authors, Ricardo Hausmann of Harvard, Laura Tyson of University of California, Berkeley, and Saadia Zahidi, head of the Forum's Women Leaders and Gender Parity Programme, and is based on hard data.

Ms. Saadia ... [cached]

Ms. Saadia Zahidi

Head of Education, Gender & Employment Initiatives, World Economic Forum
Ms. Saadia Zahidi
Head of Employment and Gender Initiatives, World Economic Forum
Saadia Zahidi is Head of Education, Gender and Work and a Member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum. Under her leadership, the Forum's System Initiative on Education, Gender and Work seeks to combine insights and action, producing unique analysis and mobilizing leaders to work together to set targets for impact, share best practices, create new public-private partnerships, muster resources and change mind-sets. Saadia founded and co-authors the Forum's Global Gender Gap Report, Human Capital Report and Future of Jobs Report. She advises CEOs and governments on gender equality, jobs, skills education and other talent issues. She is a frequent speaker at international conferences and in the media. She was selected as one of BBC's 100 Women in 2013 and 2014 and won the inaugural FT/Mckinsey Bracken Bower Prize. She is writing a book on "Womenomics in the Muslim World". She is from Pakistan.

africa | Miren Gutiérrez [cached]

Miren Gutierrez interviews SAADIA ZAHIDI, co-author of Global Gender Gap report

Saadia Zahidi: The GGG index
Saadia Zahidi: The GGG index "looks at women as resources"
ROME, Dec 3 (IPS) - "It is clear that there are huge discrepancies within Sub-Saharan Africa, but overall the region is doing extremely well in terms of political empowerment," says Saadia Zahidi, head of the Women Leaders and Gender Parity Programme at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in a telephone interview from Geneva. But what are the pending matters in the region?
The Global Gender Gap (GGG) index ranks 134 countries according to gender equality, and it is designed to measure gender-based gaps in access to resources and opportunities in individual countries rather than the overall levels of the available resources in those countries. It looks at four factors: economic participation and opportunity; educational attainment; political empowerment; and health and survival of women.
Zahidi discusses concrete cases based on the data dug out for the GGG report, and comments on the emergence of South Africa as a country with one of the lowest gender gaps in the world and other trends in the Sub-Saharan region.


WEF's economist Saadia Zahidi said The U.S. ranked 65th in wage equality among 142 countries in the report.

Global Advisory board - Women in Parliaments Global Forum [cached]

Saadia Zahidi

Senior Director, Head of Gender Parity and Human Capital, World Economic Forum, Founder and Co-Author of the Global Gender Gap Report series.

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