ONN Director Andreas Persbo Becomes an International Gender Champion

ONN Director Andreas Persbo has joined the International Gender Champions (IGC) leadership network as a gender champion becoming a part of a global leadership network of female and male decision-makers. He follows the lead of ONN’s Inaugural Director and one of IGC’s earliest partners, Laura Rockwood.

The International Gender Champions is a leadership network that brings together decision-makers determined to break down gender barriers and make gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence. The network numbers over 330 active Champions and 340 Alumni who are the heads of International Organizations, Permanent Missions, and Civil Society Organizations. IGC will provide ONN with a platform to collaborate with other leaders and decision-makers to exchange ideas, enrich activities, and further advocate for gender equality. 

As a member of the network, Andreas must make at least two personal commitments each year to advance gender equality in our organization or programmatic work. He has decided to focus on the following three pledges:

  • OEF and ONN will continue to pay employees equally regardless of gender, and will publish aggregate pay information on its website, as it has done so since 2019.
  • Ensure that ONN has gender equity in authorship of its analysis and reports. Data on our success will be published on our website annually.
  • No ONN employee will speak on a panel or participate in conference whose invited panelists and speakers do not represent the populations most affected by the topic, particularly as it relates to gender and nationality. Exceptions can be made only after the panel organizer is informed of ONN’s policy, no accommodation can be made by the organizer and the Director of ONN signs off.