Since her early 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 Global/Regional Summits.
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 Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
She is a founder and global co-chair of New Champions 5050, and recognized as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and UBS Global Visionary. 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.