Since her early teen years, Analisa Leonor Balares has been working on empowering women and youth, and building a more sustainable, more inclusive, and more equitable world.
Today, Analisa is the CEO & Chief Innovation Officer of Womensphere which she founded in 2007, and Chair & CEO of the Womensphere Foundation. She leads the Womensphere Innovation Leadership Lab and Womensphere Incubator Network. Since 2008, she has been the curator and convenor of the Womensphere Summits, Womensphere Festival, and Womensphere Emerging Leaders Summits.
Analisa was recently honored as a UBS Global Visionary, and as a Distinguished Woman Leader by the Society of Foreign Consuls of New York. Analisa has also been recognized as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and among the 100 Most Influential Filipinas in America, and 100 Most Influential Filipinas in the World.
Analisa serves as a NASA Datanaut, and Commissioner of the Women's Refugee Commission, Advisory Board Member of Music Beyond, and Member of the Women's Forum New York and International Women's Forum.
As the head of the Womensphere Innovation Leadership Lab, Analisa is also the creator and curator of the Womensphere Global Codefest, Global Artfest, Global Videofest, and the Global Expert Mentoring (GEM) Project focused on empowering women and girls on using leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation, policy, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & design, mathematics) for the Sustainable Development Goals.