Development Leaders Included in 'Women Deliver 100' List

(Top) Michelle Bachelet, then-president of Chile, chats with U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton during the latter's visit to Chile in March 2010. Photo by: Alex Ibañez / Government. (Bottom) U.K. Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the U.N. headquarters in June 2010. Photo by: Mark Garten / United Nations. Bachelet, Clinton, Mitchell and Ban made it to the Women Deliver 100 list of people working to improve women's lives worldwide.

Key development personalities have made it to the list of top 100 people working to advance women’s lives worldwide.

In line with 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, advocacy organization Women Deliver has announced the “Women Deliver 100,” the group’s list of the hundred “most inspiring people who have delivered for girls and women.”

“This list recognizes women and men, both prominent and lesser known, who have committed themselves to improving the lives of girls and women around the world. Honorees derive from the fields of health, human rights, politics, economics, education, journalism, and philanthropy, and represent a great diversity of geographic and cultural backgrounds,” according to the group.

Included on the list are Michelle Bachelet, executive director of the U.N. Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, or U.N. Women, Ban Ki-moon, secretary-general of the U.N., Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, and Andrew Mitchell, U.K. secretary of state for international development.

“I am flattered to be included in the Women Deliver list which recognises people working hard to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in the world,” Mitchell said in a Mar. 2 statement. “Girls and women are at the forefront of the UK Government’s work to tackle poverty in the world’s poorest countries.”

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