Penny Abeywardena

Former Director of Girls & Women Integration, Clinton Global Initiative

Penny Abeywardena is the former director of the Girls & Women Integration at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).  She has notably led the growth of girls & women related commitments; advised multinational corporations, philanthropists, NGOs, and multilateral institutions to increase investments in gender-focused development initiatives; and increased the community of CGI members who are incorporating the gender lens in their work. She is a member of the World Bank’s Advisory Council on Gender and Development, a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a contributing author in the book “Women in the Global Economy: Leading Social Change.”