The Guiding Group of
Champions - Leading
the Movement

As a global movement, SheDecides aims to be diverse and inclusive so that it brings together political and other leaders (from diverse countries and regions) with young people; leaders from gender equality, SRHR, HIV and other non-governmental organisations (NGOs); parliamentarians; artists; people from the professions, private sector and academia; and activists and other interested individuals.

The Guiding Group of Champions is the principal decision-making body in governance processes for SheDecides. The Guiding Group comprises Champions who elect the Chair and Vice-Chair, and a representative from the organisation that hosts the SheDecides Support Unit.

The first Chair of the Guiding Group of Champions is Tikhala Itaye from Malawi, co-founder of Her Liberty, and the Vice-Chair is Lilianne Ploumen, the Dutch MP who founded SheDecides when she was a Minister. Click here for a letter from Tikhala Itaye

Current members of the Guiding Group are:

Sonali Silva

Activist and Social Media Influencer, Sri Lanka

Sylvia Hamata

Young Midwife Leader, International Confederation of Midwives

Memory Zonde-Kachambwa

Executive Director, FEMNET African Women’s Development and Communication Network

Tikhala Itaye

Chairperson, SheDecides; Co-Founder, Her Liberty

Lilianne Ploumen

SheDecides Founder and Co-Chair; Dutch Member of Parliament, Labour Party (PvdA)

Jona Turalde

SheDecides Guiding Group

Lina Abirafeh

Executive Director, The Arab Institute for Women; SheDecides Guiding Group

Karina Gould

Minister of International Development, Canada

Alvaro Bermejo

Director General, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF); SheDecides Guiding Group

The Guiding Group is responsible for the Governance of the movement. Read more about how they do this in the SheDecides Governance Manual