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 building 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 a Member of the Women Moving Millions, Women's Forum New York, and International Women's Forum.
Analisa is also the creator and curator of the Womensphere Global STEAMfest, comprised of the Womensphere Global Artfest, Global Codefest, 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.
Global Initiative: Womensphere Summits & Events
I curate & convene summits & events that empower our communities, develop leadership, create opportunities & inspire impact.
Global Initiative: New Champions Womensphere Incubator Network
I believe in democratizing leadership development & expanding access to mentors & networks. I aim for our work at Womensphere and New Champions 5050 to inspire and empower 1 million women & girls by 2020, and 1 billion women & girls by 2030.
Global Initiative: Womensphere Innovation leadership Lab (will)
I believe in leveraging STEAM to empower women & girls to create the future & achieve Sustainable Development Goals.
Global Initiative: Womensphere Awards
I believe in celebrating inspiring role models, heroines, emerging leaders, male champions, and outstanding institutions.
I believe it is vital that we empower women & girls to lead & innovate across diverse fields & impact areas all over the world.