Ms. Pham Chi Lan is an economy expert. She was a member of the Prime Minister’s Research Board since 1996 and became a full–time expert of the Board from May 2003 until the Board’s closing in August 2006.
Virginia Littlejohn is co-founder, President and CEO of Quantum Leaps, Inc., a non-profit global accelerator for women’s entrepreneurship based in Washington DC, which uses technology to develop and disseminate knowledge and facilitate the sharing of best practices. Ms. Littlejohn has been the OECD’s Senior Advisor for Women’s Entrepreneurship since 1995.
At the beginning of her career she worked in financial areas, in companies as Indugas and Corporacion de Televisión of Universidad de Chile. Later in banking market, Republic National Bank of New York. Then she was dedicated at marketing activities, Indus S.A.
Dr. Nafis Sadik, a national of Pakistan, is Special Adviser to the UN retary-General and his Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific. Educated at Loreto College (Calcutta) she received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Dow Medical College (Karachi).
In 1965, when I graduated from college, life for women in the United States was extremely different than it is today. At that time when those women graduated from the university, they often immediately took a secretarial course so that they could become secretaries to male bosses while they spent most of their time strategically planning how to meet a man to marry.