Andrea Powell

Founding President, Karana Rising

Andrew Zolli

VP, Global Impact Initiatives, Planet

Anish Kapoor


Anjuli Pandit

Sustainable Finance Expert

Anne Girardin

Programmes Specialist, Cadasta

Antonio Zappulla

Chief Operating Officer, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Arjen Boekhold

Cocoa Game Changer, Tony’s Chocolonely

Asif Saleh

Senior Director of Strategy, Communications and Empowerment, BRAC and BRAC International

Belinda Goldsmith

Editor-in-Chief, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Carol Robles-Román

Co-President & CEO, ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women's Equality

Cathy Russell

Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues

Chloe Setter

Senior Advisor: Anti-Trafficking, Modern Slavery and Voluntourism, Lumos

Chris White

Principal Researcher & Partner, Microsoft

Christopher Mikkelsen

Founder & Co-CEO of REFUNITE

Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

District Attorney, New York County

Dr Aninka Claassens

Director, Land & Accountability Research Centre (LARC) in the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town

Dr Ann-Marie Wilson

Founder & Executive Director, 28 Too Many

Dr Doreen Boyd

Rights Lab Slavery Observatory Co-lead & Associate Professor and Reader in Earth Observation, University of Nottingham

Duncan Breene

Communications & Advocacy Officer, UNHCR

Emi Mahmoud

Poet & Activist

Erik Barnett

Regional Head of Europe for Financial Crime Threat Mitigation (FCTM), HSBC

Francesco Rocca

President, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies & Italian Red Cross

Hassiba Hadjsahraoui

Humanitarian Affairs Adviser, Médecins sans Frontières

Inna Shevchenko

Human Rights Activist & Leader of the International Women's Movement FEMEN

Innocent Magambi

Executive Director, There Is Hope & Author of 'Refugee for Life'

James Bartle

Founder and CEO, Outland Denim

Jane Waithera

Programme Director, Positive Exposure Kenya & Co-Creator Climb For Albinism

Jeff Hebert

Vice President for Adaptation and Resilience, Water Institute

Joseph Mwuara

Orphanage Trafficking Survivor & Community Advocate

Kate van Doore

International Child Rights Lawyer & Academic at Griffith Law School

Kevin Bales

CMG, Prof. of Contemporary Slavery & Research Director of the Rights Lab, U. of Nottingham.

Luis C. deBaca

Former US Ambassador to Monitor & Combat Trafficking

Martina Vandenberg

Founder & President, The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center

Monica Mhoja

Tanzania Programme Director, Landesa

Monique Villa

Author, 'Slaves Among Us'

Natalia Ponce de León

Acid Attack Survivor & Activist

Nazir Afzal

Former Chief Executive of the Police & Crime Commissioners for England & Wales

Neil Giles

Director – STOP THE TRAFFIK, Centre for Intelligence Led Prevention

Nonette Royo

Executive Director, The Land Tenure Facility

Peter Rabley

Venture Partner, Omidyar Network

Rana Ayyub

Indian Journalist & Author

Rob Shwartz

CEO, TBWA Chiat Day New York

Robin Chaurasiya

Founder, Kranti School

Rochelle Keyhan

Chief Executive Officer, Collective Liberty

Sara Grote Cerrell

Founder & Managing Director, Global Change Network - Founding Member, ICRW Circle of Ambassadors UK

Snezana Vuckovic

Survivor Leader & Human Rights Advocate

Sophie Otiende

Programme Consultant, HAART Kenya

Stephen Dunbar-Johnson

President, International, The New York Times Company

Supreet Singh

Director & COO, Red Dot Foundation, Safecity

Tracey Breeden

Global Head of Women's Safety and Gender-Based Violence Programs, Uber

Valiant Richey

Acting Coordinator for the Office to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

You told me this conference was about action, and you were right. You pulled together something remarkable.

Michael Brosowski Founder & CEO, Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation

Previous Speakers

Adam Parr

Venture Capitalist and entrepreneur

Aditi Gupta

Founder, Menstrupedia

Aditi Wanchoo

Senior Manager, Social & Environmental Affairs, Adidas

Afua Osei

Co-founder, She Leads Africa

Ahmad Nawaz

Education and Peace Activist

Ajeet Singh

Founder & Director, Guria

Akua Gyekye

Public Policy Manager for Africa, Facebook

Ala'a Shehabi

British-born Bahraini lecturer, writer and activist

Alaa Murabit

Founder, The Voice of Libyan Women

Alisha Miranda

Co-founder, Not My Style

Amira Yahyaoui

Human rights activist and President, Al Bawsala

Anab Jain

Co-founder, Superflux

Andrew Wallis

CEO, Unseen

Andy Hall

Human Rights Defender and International Affairs Advisor, MWRN

Ann Cotton

Founder and President, Camfed International

Anna Swaithes

Director of Sustainable Development, SABMiller

Anne Gallagher

Independent scholar and legal adviser

Anuradha Koirala

Founder and Executive Director, Maiti Nepal

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Author and Founder of the AHA Foundation

Bahaar Joya

Broadcasting Multi Media Journalist at BBC (Persian) Afghanistan and Reuters Institute Fellow

Beate Andrees

ILO’s Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour

Benjamin Skinner

Founder and Principal, Transparentem

Bennett Freeman

Senior Vice President, Sustainability Research and Policy, Calvert

Biram Dah Abeid

Anti-slavery activist

Bisi Alimi

LGBT Activist and Director of the Bisi Alimi Foundation

Blake Howald

Manager of Data Science, Thomson Reuters Special Services

Bobby Banerjee

Professor of Management and Director of the Executive PhD Program at Cass Business School, City University of London

Bogaletch Gebre

Founder KMG

Bradley Myles

CEO and Director, Polaris Project

Brendan Cox

International Campaigner and Activist

Caroline Meledo

Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Hilton

Cathy Pieters

Director, Cocoa Life Program, Mondelēz

Cecilia Flores-Oebanda

Founding President and Executive Director, Visayan Forum Foundation

Chaker Khazaal

Author and Reporter

Charlie Winter


Chen Guangcheng

Civil Rights Activist

Cherie Blair

Lawyer and founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Chris Burkett

Associate, Baker & McKenzie LLP

Christianne Boudreau

Founder, Hayat Canada Family Support

Christine O’Connell

Global Head of Strategy & Business Development, Risk, Thomson Reuters

Christopher White

Program manager, U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Christy Turlington Burns

Founder, Every Mother Counts, filmmaker, author, model

Cindy Dyer

Vice President for Human Rights, Vital Voices

Cindy McCain

Co-chair of the Arizona Governor’s Council on Human Trafficking

Clare Melford

Co-Founder, Global Disinformation Index

Dan Viederman

Managing Director, Humanity United

Daniela Colaiacovo

Founder and CEO, Makal and co-founder of Goldlake Group

Darian McBain

Global Director of Sustainable Development, Thai Union

David Batstone

President and Co-Founder, Not For Sale; CEO, Dignitá

David Rickard

Senior Director in Microsoft Procurement

David Risher

CEO & Co-Founder, Worldreader

Deborah Smith

Executive Director / Senior Counsel, Goldman Sachs International

Deependra Giri

Survivor and President of Safety First Foundation

Deeyah Khan

Documentary film director and human rights activist

Denise Brennan

Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Georgetown University

Dia Kayyali

Program Manager, Tech+Advocacy, WITNESS

Diane Foley

Mother of James Wright Foley, and Founder of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation

Doug Nystrom

Director, Human Rights – Responsible Sourcing Walmart

Dr. Rasmus Nielsen

Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Dr. Sima Samar

Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC)

Duncan Jepson

Founder, Liberty Asia

Edna Adan

Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Somaliland; Founder, Edna Adan Univ. Hospital

Ellen Barry

Chief International Correspondent, New York Times

Eman Martin Vignerte

Head of Political affairs and Government relations, Bosch UK

Emma Bonino

Former Italian Foreign Minister

Emma Sinclair

Serial entrepreneur and co-founder, Enterprise Jungle

Emma Webb

Head of EU University Partnerships, Coursera

Eva Kail

Gender expert, Urban Planning Group, City of Vienna

Evelyn Chumbow

Survivor, advocate and leader, National Survivor Network

Eyal Weizman

Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures, and Director of Forensic Architecture, Goldsmiths

Fatima Akilu

Executive Director of Neem Foundation

Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan

Lawyer and Peace Ambassador

Femi Oke

Journalist, broadcaster and moderator.

Fiona David

Executive Director of Global Research, Walk Free Foundation

Fiona Mavhinga

Founding member, Camfed Association

Fraidy Reiss

Founder, Unchained at Last

Frida Arounsavath

Researcher at Swedwatch

Giles Bolton

Responsible Sourcing Director, Tesco

Gillian Anderson

Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning actress

Habiba Mohammed

Co-director and Team leader, Centre for Girls’ Education

Hannah Rose Thomas

Artist and Peace Activist

Hasina Kharbhih

Founder Chair of Board of Impulse NGO Network – India

Hazel Thompson

Award-winning photojournalist

Henriette Kolb

Head of the Gender Secretariat, International Finance Corporation

Her Majesty Queen Noor

Chair of the Noor Al Hussein and King Hussein Foundations

Hillary Margolis

Researcher, Women’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch

Hugh Verrier

Chairman, White & Case LLP

Hugo Dixon

Columnist and entrepreneur

Iman Bibars

Vice President, Ashoka Global

Inma Vazquez

MSF Representative to the EU and NATO

Isha Johansen

President of the Sierra Leonean Football Association

Jacquelyn MacLennan

Partner, White & Case

James C. Smith

President and Chief Executive Officer Thomson Reuters

James C. Smith

President and Chief Executive Officer, Thomson Reuters

James Kofi Annan

President, Challenging Heights

Jamie Drummond

Co-founder and Executive director, ONE

Jan Saumweber

Senior Vice President, Responsible Sourcing, Walmart

Jane Charles

Award-winning film producer

Jane Moran

Global Chief Information Officer, Unilever

Jean Baderschneider

CEO, Global Fund to End Slavery

Jeffrey D. Brown

Director, Co-Writer, SOLD

Jennifer Calvery

GGM and Global Head of Financial Crime Threat Mitigation, HSBC

Jennifer Kempton

Founder of Survivor’s Ink

Jennifer M. Becker

Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Momentum

Jess Search

CEO Doc Society

Jessica Graham

Survivor Liaison and Victim Services Director for Survivor’s Ink

Jessica Hubley

Co-Founder and CEO, AnnieCannons

Jigme Wangchuk

Kung Fu Nun, The Drukpa Order - Himalayan Buddhism

Jihyun Park

North Korean defector and Human Rights Activist

Joanne Liu

International President of MSF

John Morrison

Chief Executive, Institute for Human Rights and Business

John Studzinski

CBE, Vice Chairman of Blackstone

Josephine Kulea

Executive Director, Samburu Girls Foundation

Judith Bogner

Independent Journalist, Event Facilitator & Philosophical Activist

Julian Lageard

Director, Government & Policy Group, EMEA, Intel Corporation SA

Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Peace Prize Recipient & Children's Rights Activist

Kalpana Viswanath

Co-founder, Safetipin (India)

Kalpona Akter

Founding Member and Executive Director, Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity

Kamran Azim

Chief operating officer, Kashf Foundation

Karen Friedman Agnifilo

Chief Assistant District Attorney District Attorney’s Office, New York County

Karen Friedman Agnifilo

Chief Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney's Office

Karen Miller

Chief Knowledge and Communications Officer, Women’s World Banking

Karuna Nundy

Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Kathy Calvin

President and Chief Executive Officer, United Nations Foundation

Kendis Paris

Executive director, Truckers against trafficking

Kenneth Roth

Executive Director, Human Rights Watch

Kevin Gutfleish

Unit Chief, Violent Crimes Against Children Intelligence Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Kevin Hyland

Former UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Kimahli Powell

Executive Director, Rainbow Railroad

Kiran Bedi

India's first and highest ranking female police officer

Klára Skrivánková

Europe Programme Co-ordinator, Anti-Slavery

Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild

Founder and CEO, Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism

Laura Bates

Founder, Everyday Sexism Project

Laurent Bonnefoy

CNRS research fellow, CERI-Sciences Po

Lella Costa


Lila Ibrahim

Chief Business Officer, Coursera

Lisa Kristine

Humanitarian Photographer

Lisa Rende-Taylor

Founder and Director, Issara Institute

Livia Firth

Creative Director, Eco-Age and Founder of the Green Carpet Challenge

Liz Kellison

Deputy director, Financial Services for the Poor, Gates Foundation

Longdy Chhap

Trainee counselor

Louise Nicholls

Head of Responsible Sourcing, Marks & Spencer

Mabel van Oranje

Initiator and Chair, Girls Not Brides

Madeleine Rees

Secretary General, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

Manal al-Sharif

Women's rights activist

Manoj Kumar

Founding CEO, Naandi Foundation

Marcela Loaiza

Survivor of sex trafficking and founder, La Fundación Marcela Loaiza

Marco Gonçalves

Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, Nestlé

Maria Ressa

CEO, Rappler

Mariane Pearl

Journalist, author and Managing Editor of Chime for Change

Marina Novaes

Special Adviser for the Promotion of Decent Work, City of São Paulo

Mark Goldring

Chief Executive, OXFAM

Martin Tisné

Managing Director, Luminate

Mary Ellen Iskenderian

President and CEO, Women’s World Banking

Mary Fischer

Executive Director, Survivor’s Ink

Mary Mazzio

Founder and CEO of 50 Eggs Films

Maryam Al-Khawaja

Human Rights Defender

Matt Beard

Executive Director, All Out

Matt Friedman

CEO, The Mekong Club

Matthew Caruana Galizia

Investigative Journalist

Meenal Sachdev

Founder & Director of Shiva Foundation

Megha Rajagopalan

International Correspondent, BuzzFeed News

Melanne Verveer

U.S Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues

Meron Estefanos

Human Rights Activist

Michael Moran

Assistant Director of the Vulnerable Communities Sub-Directorate, Interpol Unit, Interpol

Michelle Edwards

Board Member, Survivor’s Ink

Mohamed Amersi

Chairman, Inclusive Ventures Group

Molly Gochman

Artist & Activist

Mona Eltahawy

Award-winning columnist

Muhammad Yunus

Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Murad Ismael

Co-founder and Director of Board, Yazda

Mónica Roa

Independent Consultant

Nadia Murad Basee Taha

Human Rights Activist

Nancy Northup

President and CEO, Center for Reproductive Rights

Natalia Morari

Investigative Journalist

Neerja Naik

Actress and Ambassador, Childreach’s Taught Not Trafficked

Nick Grono

President and CEO, The Freedom Fund

Nicola Benyahia

Counsellor and founder of ‘Families For Life’



Orsola de Castro

Founder and Creative Director of Fashion Revolution

Pablo Diego Rosell

Senior Consultant, Gallup

Pascale Dubois

Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer, World Bank

Patricia Viseur Sellers

International Criminal Lawyer

Paul Lister

Director of Legal Services at Associated British Foods, with responsibility for Primark’s Ethical Trade Team

Paula Pyers

Head of Supplier Responsibility, Apple

Phil Bloomer

Executive Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Princess Inyang Okokon

Human trafficking survivor and cultural mediator at PIAM Onlus Asti

Priti Patel

Deputy director and HIV Programme Manager, Southern Africa Litigation Centre

Raha Moharrak

First Saudi woman to summit Mount Everest

Raheb Alwany

Syrian doctor and Human Rights defender

Randy Newcomb

President and CEO, Humanity United

Regina Egle Liotta Catrambone

Co-founder, Migrant Offshore Aid Station

Renato Bignami

Labour Inspector, Programme for the Eradication of Slavery (Brazil)

Richard Allan

Vice President of Policy Solutions, Facebook

Rosario Perez

President and Chief Executive Officer, Pro Mujer

Salman Aldukheil

Transgender Student

Sara Hossain

Barrister, Supreme Court of Bangladesh

Sara Khan

Award-winning human rights and counter-extremism activist

Sara Savage

Social psychologist and Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge


Survivor and volunteer at The Snowdrop Project

Sarah Degnan Kambou

President, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

Sasha Havlicek

CEO/Director The Institute for Strategic Dialogue Co-founder of the Women and Extremism (WAE) initiative

Servane Mouazan

Founder, Ogunte

Shabana Basij-Rasikh

Co-founder and President, SOLA- School of Leadership, Afghanistan

Sharan Burrow

General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

Academy Award-winning Director

Sheela Patel

Director, the Society for Promotion of Area Resource Centres

Shereen El Feki

Journalist, author and gender expert

Sherizaan Minwalla

Human Rights lawyer

Shirin Ebadi

Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Silvia Perel-Levin

Chair of the NGO Committee on Ageing at the United Nations in Geneva, Representative of the International Longevity Centre - Global Alliance

Simon Constantine

Head of Ethical Buying, Head Perfumer at Lush

Siobhan Reddy

Studio Director, Media Molecule

Sir Suma Chakrabarti

President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Steve Webster

Chief Operating Officer, IJM UK

Suleiman Bakhit

Jordanian Entrepreneur & Preventing Violent Extremism Expert

Sunita Danuwar

Executive Director, Shakti Samuha

Sylvie Kauffmann

Editorial Director, Le Monde

Tarek Zeidan

Executive Director, Helem

Tek Narayan Kunwar

District Court Judge, Nepal

Theresa May

Secretary of State for the Home Department, UK

Tiffany Watts

Executive Director, Childreach International

Tim Surgenor

Founding Director, DataMotivate

Tim Surgenor

Director, Innovato Group

Tina Tchen

Co-Founder, “Time's Up” Legal Defense Fund

Tindyebwa Agaba

Human Rights Activist

Tom Ogletree

Director of Social Impact and External Affairs at General Assembly

Tutu Scott

FAIR Girls Survivor Advocate and Nursing Student

Van Ngoc Ta

Chief Lawyer, Blue Dragon Children's Foundation

Vincent Cochetel

UNHCR’s Special Envoy for the Central Mediterranean Situation

Vrinda Grover

Lawyer and Human Rights Activist

Wade Shen

Program Manager, DARPA

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