Former Prime Minister of Denmark
Helle Thorning-Schmidt was the first female prime minister of Denmark. She also served as a member of parliament and leader of the Social Democrats. Prior to her career in national politics, she was a member of the European Parliament and worked as an adviser to the Confederation of Trade Unions. She has tackled significant global issues, specifically with regards to children’s rights as CEO of Save the Children. She currently is a board member of Vestas, a co-chair of Facebook’s Oversight Board, and a member of the WHO Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development.