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Discover what drives women to succeed personally and professionally, plus their valuable advice to other female leaders and their hopes for a more equitable world.

To celebrate INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY (8th March 2023) and the launch of our Think Women: Inspire Global Women For Growth event in London on the 10 March 2023, we are profiling forty inspirational female leaders who are making a real difference in a wide range of international roles.

See the latest 5 profiles on 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023 Part 2 in Think Global People/Relocate Magazine Autumn 2023 issue.

P.68 Emma Johnson MBE, Musician & Composer
P.70 Michelle Reilly, CEO, 6CATS
P.72 Ingrid Pope, Founder, Creating Space
P.74 Kay Kutt, CEO, Silk Relo
P. 76 Menuela Zerega Westin, Beautiful Apartments Sweden

This series will recognise the high calibre of women working in international leadership roles, learning more about their professional journey and lifting the lid on their unique leadership styles.

Karlijn Jacobs, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Karlijn Jacobs, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Think Women Karlijn Jacobs | 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023WORLD’S FIRST OMBUDSPERSON FOR INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN, EXPAT VALLEY When Professor Rob Kelly’s toddler gate-crashed a live CNN interview back in 2017, few could have known then that many of us with families would go...

Sheryll Young, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Sheryll Young, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Think WomenSheryll Young | 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023STRATEGIC GLOBAL MOBILITY MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT, PEOPLE ADVOCATE, VIALTO PARTNERS Sheryll Young is a passionate advocate for inclusive talent mobility management. Her decade-long career in global mobility started in an...

Sharon Michnay, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Sharon Michnay, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Think WomenSharon Michnay | 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023Asia is the world’s largest economic and trading region, with inter-region talent mobility on the increase. Sharon Michnay, president of Relo Network Asia, is dedicated to providing support and knowledge to the...

Eight ways to make a successful career transition for women

Eight ways to make a successful career transition for women

The number of women changing career has surged and a new book by leadership coach Dr Susan Doering provides a handy guide to a successful transition, Sally Robinson reports. Susan Doering has plenty of experience in career change:she started as a lecturer at Vienna University,...

Caroline Thorley-Farrer, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Caroline Thorley-Farrer, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Caroline Thorley-Farrer, Group Global Mobility Director at Worley, is at the forefront of innovating inclusive approaches to recruiting, retaining and developing internationally mobile talent. Drawing on her own global experience, Caroline is finding ways to make the benefits of a multinational career available to all.

Ellen Shustik, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Ellen Shustik, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Ellen Shustik from Inner Wings Foundation is an inspirational leader who is passionate about training for children and teachers to help combat the rising incidence of childhood anxiety and mental health issues post-Covid. Ellen has had a varied international career in politics and democratic support.

Salma Shah, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Salma Shah, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Salma Shah launched her book ‘Diversity, inclusion and belonging in coaching’ in April 2022, a practical guide that allows coaches, leaders and line managers to create an inclusive culture of belonging and psychological safety to ensure that all employees flourish. In March 2023, her book was shortlisted for the business book awards.

Claudine Hakim, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Claudine Hakim, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Claudine Hakim is Head of Advancement, Transitions & Student Support at the International School of London. She is a pioneering educator, pedagogical leader and current chair of Safe Passage Across Networks (SPAN). Her passion is Positive Transitions Care for internationally relocating families – and more widely supporting all students to make successful transitions in their education.

Jenny Hinde, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Jenny Hinde, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

We chatted to Jenny Hinde, Executive Director at The Clear Company, a UK-based diversity and inclusion firm that focuses on inclusive recruitment and talent management. Jenny is passionate about promoting equality for women, and gives a fascinating insight into what makes an excellent, impactful leader.

Brenda Levis, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Brenda Levis, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Brenda Levis is the founder and President of destination services provider NYC Navigator. Leaning into her love of travel and living overseas, she is building businesses that empower globally mobile families and champion women, wellbeing and inclusion in global mobility

Ingrid Pope, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Ingrid Pope, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Ingrid Pope understands the importance of a sense of home when employees and their families are on the move. Discover how to make the transition to another location and rebuild your networks while decluttering your past and making room for a new future of possibilities whether you are a global nomad or on your first international assignment.

Siobhan Cummins, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Siobhan Cummins, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Siobhan Cummins has worked in Global Mobility for over 35 years and during this time has seen many changes in the both the demographic of mobile employees and the increased complexity in global mobility programmes. She shares ways that Global Mobility is changing to adapt to critical talent shortages.

Julia Onslow-Cole, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Julia Onslow-Cole, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Julia Onslow-Cole is a highly regarded specialist migration and policy lawyer. In her interview for Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women, she notes the changing needs of international assignees after the pandemic and the importance of looking after the welfare of families as a key to a successful international assignment.

Julia Palmer, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Julia Palmer, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

We spoke to Julia Palmer, the Chief Operating Officer of Relo at Santa Fe Relocation. Julia works with a diverse range of clients, from large organisations to smaller teams with only a handful of assignees. Julia tells how she uses her own expat experiences to be an effective leader.

Dr Sue Shortland, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Dr Sue Shortland, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

We spoke to Dr Sue Shortland, whose career across the corporate consulting world, research and teaching, has driven evidence-based decision making in HR and international assignments. She’s witnessed women’s participation in expat roles rise over the years, which is an important step in gaining promotion.

Jo Wakeham, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Jo Wakeham, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

We spoke to Jo Wakeham, Group Managing Director at relocation management company K2 Corporate Mobility. Jo has crafted her career around helping international businesses thrive, but she firmly plants her success in the practice of people first in everything they do.

Asma Bashir, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Asma Bashir, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Asma Bashir is co-founder of Centuro Global, a company which simplifies the international expansion journey, using an innovative technology platform. Asma attributes her success to being willing to take risks and being ambitious in the face of hardships.

Ann Ellis, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Ann Ellis, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Entrepreneur Ann Ellis, co-founder and CEO of global workforce solutions company, Mauve, is a go-to expert when it comes to relocating employees and international assignments. She talks about her career and the importance of supporting women leaders.

Rachel Davis, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Rachel Davis, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

We spoke to Rachel Davis, Co-CEO of Armstrong Craven, a global talent mapping and pipelining partner for scarce and senior positions. Rachel is passionate about encouraging women to move into senior leadership roles and fully understands the challenges many women face when climbing the corporate ladder.

Sharmla Chetty, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Sharmla Chetty, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

As part of our Think Women Outstanding Global Women series, we spoke to Sharmla Chetty, CEO of Duke Corporate Education. Sharmla has an impressive track record of driving transformation through leadership in a wide range of industries across over 80 countries.

Zarina Ward, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

Zarina Ward, Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

We spoke to Zarina Ward, Global Chief People Officer at Kantar Public to profile as one of Think Women’s inspiring international leaders. Zarina has led people and talent functions in major professional services firms, as well as having run her own business.

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