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 Lab and New Champions Womensphere Incubator Network. Since 2008, she has been the curator and convenor of the Womensphere Summits, Womensphere Festival, and Womensphere Emerging Leaders Summits.
Analisa has been recognized as a UBS Global Visionary and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader where she is founder and global co-chair of the YGL impact initiative New Champions 5050 and the New Champions Womensphere Incubator Network. She serves as a Commissioner of the Women's Refugee Commission, Advisory Board Member of Music Beyond, and Member of the Women's Forum New York.
As the head of the Womensphere Innovation Lab, Analisa is also the creator and curator of the Womensphere Global Codefest, Global Artfest, Global Videofest, and the online Global Leadership Academy 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.