5 speakers 15 minutes each

Miriam González Durántez

Gender and Empowerment

Miriam González is co-chair of law firm Dechert LLP’s International Trade and Government Regulation practice. She previously served as a senior cabinet member for EU External Relations Commissioners Chris Patten and Benita Ferrero-Waldner, responsible for EU relations and trade with the Middle East, the U.S. and Latin America, as well as being a FCO adviser during the UK Presidency of the European Union.

Miriam is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, a non-executive member of the Board and Audit Committee Chair of UBS Limited, and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Instituto de Empresa in Spain.

Miriam is also the Founder and Chair of Inspiring Girls, a charity dedicated to raising the aspirations of young girls around world by connecting schoolgirls and female role models. The campaign has launched in Serbia, Spain, Italy, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Colombia with more in the pipeline for 2018 and beyond.