Ajeet Singh

Founder & Director, Guria

Anab Jain

Co-founder, Superflux

Anish Kapoor


Antonio Zappulla

Chief Operating Officer, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Asif Saleh

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

Bisi Alimi

LGBT Activist and Director of the Bisi Alimi Foundation

Bobby Banerjee

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

Brendan Cox

International Campaigner and Activist

Cathy Pieters

Director, Cocoa Life Program, Mondelēz

Chen Guangcheng

Civil Rights Activist

Dan Viederman

Managing Director, Humanity United

Eman Martin Vignerte

Head of Political affairs and Government relations, Bosch UK

Emi Mahmoud

Poet and Activist

Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan

Lawyer and Peace Ambassador

Fraidy Reiss

Founder, Unchained at Last

Hannah Rose Thomas

Artist and Peace Activist

Hasina Kharbhih

Founder Chair of Board of Impulse NGO Network – India

Iman Bibars

Vice President, Ashoka Global

Jan Saumweber

Senior Vice President, Responsible Sourcing, Walmart

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

Jigme Wangchuk

Kung Fu Nun, The Drukpa Order - Himalayan Buddhism

Jihyun Park

North Korean defector and Human Rights Activist

John Morrison

Chief Executive, Institute for Human Rights and Business

Judith Bogner

Independent Journalist, Event Facilitator & Philosophical Activist

Karen Friedman Agnifilo

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

Kevin Bales

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

Kevin Hyland

UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Kimahli Powell

Executive Director, Rainbow Railroad

Livia Firth

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

Luis C. deBaca

Former US Ambassador to Monitor & Combat Trafficking

Manoj Kumar

Founding CEO, Naandi Foundation

Mary Fischer

Executive Director, Survivor’s Ink

Maryam Al-Khawaja

Human Rights Defender

Michelle Edwards

Board Member, Survivor’s Ink

Monique Villa

CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Founder of TrustLaw and Trust Women

Mónica Roa

Independent Consultant

Nazir Afzal

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

Orsola de Castro

Founder and Creative Director of Fashion Revolution

Paula Pyers

Head of Supplier Responsibility, Apple

Raha Moharrak

First Saudi woman to summit Mount Everest


Survivor and volunteer at The Snowdrop Project

Sheela Patel

Director, the Society for Promotion of Area Resource Centres

Silvia Perel-Levin

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

Tom Ogletree

Director of Social Impact and External Affairs at General Assembly

Vrinda Grover

Lawyer and Human Rights Activist

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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

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

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

Belinda Goldsmith

Editor-in-Chief of the Thomson Reuters Foundation

Benjamin Skinner

Founder and Principal, Transparentem

Bennett Freeman

Senior Vice President, Sustainability Research and Policy, Calvert

Biram Dah Abeid

Anti-slavery activist

Bogaletch Gebre

Founder KMG

Bradley Myles

CEO and Director, Polaris Project

Carol Robles-Román

President and CEO, Legal Momentum, The Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund

Caroline Meledo

Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Hilton

Cathy Russell

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

Cecilia Flores-Oebanda

Founding President and Executive Director, Visayan Forum Foundation

Chaker Khazaal

Author and Reporter

Charlie Winter


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

Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

District Attorney, New York County

Daniela Colaiacovo

Co- founder and director, 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

Doug Nystrom

Director, Human Rights – Responsible Sourcing Walmart

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

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

Fatima Akilu

Executive Director of Neem Foundation

Femi Oke

Journalist, broadcaster and moderator.

Fiona David

Executive Director of Global Research, Walk Free Foundation

Fiona Mavhinga

Founding member, Camfed Association

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

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

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 Kofi Annan

President, Challenging Heights

Jamie Drummond

Co-founder and Executive director, ONE

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 Kempton

Founder of Survivor’s Ink

Joanne Liu

International President of MSF

John Studzinski

CBE, Vice Chairman of Blackstone

Josephine Kulea

Executive Director, Samburu Girls Foundation

Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Kalpana Viswanath

Co-founder, Safetipin (India)

Kamran Azim

Chief operating officer, Kashf Foundation

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

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

Kiran Bedi

India's first and highest ranking female police officer

Klára Skrivánková

Europe Programme Co-ordinator, Anti-Slavery

Laura Bates

Founder, Everyday Sexism Project

Laurent Bonnefoy

CNRS research fellow, CERI-Sciences Po

Lila Ibrahim

Chief Business Officer, Coursera

Lisa Kristine

Humanitarian Photographer

Lisa Rende-Taylor

Founder and Director, Issara Institute

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

Marcela Loaiza

Survivor of sex trafficking and founder, La Fundación Marcela Loaiza

Marco Gonçalves

Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, Nestlé

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

Martina Vandenberg

Founder And President The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center

Mary Ellen Iskenderian

President and CEO, Women’s World Banking

Mary Mazzio

Founder and CEO of 50 Eggs Films

Matt Friedman

CEO, The Mekong Club

Meenal Sachdev

Founder & Director of Shiva Foundation

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

Mona Eltahawy

Award-winning columnist

Muhammad Yunus

Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Murad Ismael

Co-founder and Director of Board, Yazda

Nadia Murad Basee Taha

Human Rights Activist

Nancy Northup

President and CEO, Center for Reproductive Rights

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’



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

Peter Rabley

Director, Investments, Omidyar Network

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

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)

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

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

Shereen El Feki

Journalist, author and gender expert

Sherizaan Minwalla

Human Rights lawyer

Shirin Ebadi

Nobel Peace Prize Winner

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

Sunita Danuwar

Executive Director, Shakti Samuha

Sylvie Kauffmann

Editorial Director, Le Monde

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

Director, Innovato Group

Tim Surgenor

Founding Director, DataMotivate

Tindyebwa Agaba

Human Rights Activist

Tutu Scott

FAIR Girls Survivor Advocate and Nursing Student

Van Ngoc Ta

Chief Lawyer, Blue Dragon Children's Foundation

Wade Shen

Program Manager, DARPA

Zeze Oriaikhi-Sao

Creator, Malée Natural Science

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