Champions for Innovation

The GICC is a dynamic partnership between UN Women and key representatives from the private sector, academic and not-for-profit institutions focused on ensuring women and girls can fully benefit from technological innovation in our increasingly digitally-driven world.  

In March of 2018, UN Women announced the appointment of eight Champions for Innovation on the occasion of the Innovation Norway, SAP and UN Women’s commemoration event of International Women’s Day. This included fashion designer Rachel Roy, actress Sarah Michelle Gellar, actress Zoe Saldana, former NFL Player Wade Davis, inventor Joy Mangano, founder of S.H.E Summit and Globl Media Claudia Chan, historian Dr. Nina Ansary and partnership advisor Shaloo Garg. These champions use their platform to support the flagship innovation programs of the Global Innovation Coalition for Change (GICC) throughout 2018 and 2019.