UMN SDG Initiative Webinar: A Conversation with Author Lois Quam

Tuesday, June 18, 12–1 p.m.

Join us in conversation with Pathfinder CEO Lois Quam, author of the bestselling book, Who Runs the World? Unlocking the Talent and Inventiveness of Women Everywhere, to explore what happens when we fully unlock the transformative potential of women and girls globally. Lois’s book showcases stories of women who are driving change, applying their talent and inventiveness to transform fragile health systems, fight inequity, and build resilient responses to growing threats from climate change. At this event, we’ll delve into these stories of change and find out what happens when women run the world.


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Lois Quam – Named three times to FORTUNE’s list of most influential women leaders in business, Lois Quam, Pathfinder’s CEO since 2017, is a senior leader in the corporate, government, and civil society sectors. At Pathfinder, Lois and her colleagues provide global leadership demonstrating the vital role women play, when supported, in addressing the central challenges of our day. Deeply committed to putting power and decisions closer to those who experience their impact, Lois relinquished her role as Pathfinder’s President to form a leadership group with two other women – President Lydia Saloucou Zoungrana in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and President Tabinda Sarosh in Karachi, Pakistan.