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Claire Jenkins is a non-executive director of Sports Direct International plc and Media for Development, co-chairman of Amicus and a member of the UK advisory board of Board Apprentice. Her most recent executive role was as Group Director Corporate Affairs, and a member of the executive leadership team, at Rexam plc. Prior to that, Ms. Jenkins was Director, Investor Relations and Group Planning, and a member of the management committee, at Gallaher Group plc. She has held a number of other directorships, including as a non-executive director of Retro Classics Fund, and been a consultant, having started her career as a stockbroker in 1985. Claire holds a degree in theology from the University of St. Andrews.

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Francesca Raleigh O’Connell worked in UK institutional stockbroking and corporate advisory for 27 years and is an award-winning equities investment analyst. She has a degree in English Literature and started her career at stockbroker Laing & Cruickshank in 1985. She became a Director of Panmure Gordon at the age of 30 and went on to become a Director at Investec Securities and Numis Securities. She retired in 2012 to pursue new and more varied projects. Her non-executive directorships have ranged from being on the Supervisory Board of Network Rail to being on the Advisory Board of start-up Linkup Battersea, which encourages professional women back into the workplace through volunteer projects for charities. She is also the founder of web portal SculptureLondon.

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Catherine Peckham is particularly known for her work on infections in pregnancy. She has contributed across a broad range of subjects including infectious disease epidemiology, vaccination policy and the social and biological determinants of health in childhood. The common theme of her work is the impact of infections and other external factors on children’s health and the adult consequences of ill health in childhood. She was a founder fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and made an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. In recognition of her services to medicine she was made Commander of the British Empire (CBE). She received the James Spence Medal from the Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health for her contributions to paediatrics, the Harding Award for the prevention of childhood disability and the Terrence Higgins Trust award for her contribution to HIV in women and children. Her activities have extended outside the sphere of medicine as non-executive director of the Advertising Standards Authority, a UK-US Fulbright Commissioner and Governor of St Paul’s School in London.

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Conclusion

Breaking Boundaries

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Global Women Leaders

Breaking Boundaries

Regina Wentzel Wolfe and Patricia H. Werhane

Global Women Leaders showcases narratives of women in business, nonprofit organizations and the public sector who have achieved leadership positions despite cultural obstacles and gender bias. Featuring leaders from India, Japan, Jordan and the United Kingdom, the book examines how these women have overcome challenges and served as role models in their professions.
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Introduction: The Indian context

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Jeroo Billimoria is the founder of nine social ventures, including MelJol, Childline India, Child Helpline International, Aflatoun International and Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI). She is considered one of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. She has been an Ashoka Fellow since 1998 and is a Schwab Fellow of the World Economic Forum. In 2006 she received a Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. She serves on the boards of MelJol, Child Helpline International, Aflatoun International and CYFI. In January 2017 Ms. Billimoria stepped down as Managing Director of CYFI to take some time off for personal growth and development.

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Astrid Lobo Gajiwala heads the Tata Memorial Hospital Tissue Bank, India’s first tissue bank, which she established in 1988. She was India’s Project Coordinator for Tissue Banking in an International Atomic Energy Agency sponsored regional tissue bank project, as well as the first woman President of the Asia Pacific Association of Tissue Banking. Dr. Gajiwala is a founding member of Satyashodhak a Mumbai-based feminist collective that since its inception in 1984 has contributed significantly to the empowerment of women in the Indian Roman Catholic Church. Recipient of two awards for journalism, she contributed to Catholic Women Speak: Bringing Our Gifts to the Table, an anthology distributed to the Roman Catholic bishops at the 2015 Synod on the Family, and to The Strength of Her Witness, edited by Elizabeth Johnson. She was invited by Voices of Faith as a panelist at a celebration of International Women’s Day in the Vatican. Currently, she is on the advisory bodies of a number of international religious reform groups as well as the Jesuit Conference of South Asia (JCSA) and the Jesuit Faculties’ Forum for South Asia (JFFSA). Dr. Gajiwala has a Ph.D. in medicine and postgraduate diplomas in tissue banking, bioethics and theology.

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Corinne Kumar has dedicated her life to working for human rights and advocating alternate models of development. She founded the World Courts of Women in 1992 and continues as the coordinator. For more than 20 years she served as Secretary General of El Taller, an international NGO committed to working with civil society organizations to address issues of poverty, underdevelopment and women’s rights. Ms. Kumar was a founding member of the Centre for Informal Development Studies, of the Asian Women’s Human Rights Council and of Vimochana, an NGO in Bangalore, India concerned with domestic violence, dowry-related deaths and workplace sexual harassment. Editor of Asking We Walk: The South as a New Political Imaginary a four-volume set of essays, she has also published numerous journal articles. She is considered by many who know her to be a poet.

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Dr. Sharma Sujata is the founder and Director of the Tapan Rehabilitation Society. Located in Karnal, India, it is a non-profit organization serving special needs children through a range of services and programs. Prior to that she had a short tenure as senior consultant in the psychiatry department of Metro Group Hospitals in New Delhi and was a project officer with UNICEF. Dr. Sujata holds a doctoral degree in psychology and a postgraduate degree in guidance and counseling.