President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė
Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders

President of Croatia becomes a new Chair of CWWL
After five years as a Chair of Council of Women World Leaders, President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė steps down as a Chair of CWWL and has President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović takes over the chairmanship of the organization.
Women’s leadership issues at the UN high level debate
The President took part in a high level meeting on Women in Power at the invitation of María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the United Nations General Assembly. The event aims to attract attention to major obstacles for women’s participation in politics and business, promote women’s leadership and share experiences on women’s empowerment.
The President encouraged women of the world
President Dalia Grybauskaitė, who chairs the Council of Women World Leaders, attends Women Political Leaders Global Summit “We Can Do It!” in Iceland. The conference that brings together over 300 women parliament members from almost 100 countries, including the Presidents of Estonia, Malta, and Croatia, focusses on ways to end violence against women and empower women to participate in politics and innovative economy.
The President's Office joins global movement against violence
To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the President's Office will join the UN initiative "Orange the World” by illuminating the Presidential Palace in orange on Sunday, November 25.
Gender inequality costs trillions to the world
President Dalia Grybauskaitė, who chairs the Council of Women World Leaders, held a high-level event on economic growth through women’s empowerment at the United Nations General Assembly.

The beginning of the 20th century was defined by brave women who claimed their right to vote. It is up to us to define the beginning of the 21st century as the new era with equal pay, freedom from violence and universal respect for women’s rights. The time is now. 

                                                                                                    President Dalia Grybauskaitė

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President of Croatia becomes a new Chair of CWWL

12.03.2019

After five years as a Chair of Council of Women World Leaders, President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė steps down as a Chair of CWWL and has President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović takes over the chairmanship of the organization. Since D.Grybauskaitė appointment as Chair in 2014, the Council’s unique network has grown significantly, going from 52 current and former women heads of state and government to 74 members. During her tenure, President Grybauskaitė has also continuously strived to increase the Council’s efforts to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality worldwide. She regularly convened and mobilized the highest-level women leaders globally on women‘s social, economic, and political empowerment.

Women’s leadership issues at the UN high level debate

12.03.2019

The President took part in a high level meeting on Women in Power at the invitation of María Fernanda Espinosa...

Presidents of Ethiopia and Georgia join the CWWL

07.02.2019

The President of Ethiopia, Mrs. Sahle-Work Zewde, and the President of Georgia, Mrs. Salome Zourabichvili, responded to the invitation of the President of the Republic of Lithuania and the Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders, Dalia Grybauskaitė, to join the Council. President Sahle-Work Zewde and President Salome Zourabichvili are the first female heads of state in their respective countries. “I commend the initiative taken in creating such a forum...

Women’s leadership – the foundation of national welfare

24.01.2019

President Dalia Grybauskaitė took part in a debate initiated by the influential US daily The New York Times on...

CWWL members among 100 most powerful women in the world

05.12.2018

Magazine Forbes announced the 2018 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list. Ten out of seventeen female politicians in the list are members of the Council of Women World Leaders. CWWL is a unique network of current and former female Head of States. The President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė, who is also on the list, is a chair of the organization. Angela Merkel, Theresa May, Sheikh Hasina Wajed, Jacinda Ardern, Erna Solberg, Kolinda...

The President's Office joins global movement against violence

23.11.2018

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the President's Office will join the UN...

Gender inequality costs trillions to the world

27.09.2018

President Dalia Grybauskaitė, who chairs the Council of Women World Leaders, held a high-level event on economic...

Two new members join the CWWL

20.07.2018

At the invitation of the President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė, former Prime Minister of Latvia Laimdota Straujuma and former Prime Minister of Sao Tome and Principe Maria do Carmo Silveira joined Council of Women World Leaders.

The President encouraged women to be more self-confident

07.06.2018

President Dalia Grybauskaitė opened the global Women Political Leaders Summit “It’s about time! 100 reasons to act!”...

Women world leaders meet in Vilnius

06.06.2018

More than 300 female politicians and representatives of business, international and non-governmental organizations...

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