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As part of the International Women's Day 2016 a call for nominations for Geneva-based inspirational women working to protect the environment was launched in February 2016. A total of 160 submissions were received, including women working for inter-governmental, non-governmental, governmental and business organizations, academic institutions and civil society. A committee selected 20 of these inspirational women to be part of an exhibition celebrating their achievements, launched on 8 March 2016, on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Emily BRADLEY was among the 20 women selected.

Emily has been working at UNITAR since March 2015 with the Multilateral Diplomacy (MDP) team. The main focus of this work has been UNITAR’s Women’s Leadership Programme, which aims to promote gender equality and women’s full and effective participation and leadership at all levels of political decision-making. Through a series of Workshops and Training Events, with organizations such as the UNFCCC, WMO and ITU, the objective has been to create an enabling atmosphere focusing on the challenges for women in fields where they are under-represented, such as meteorology, climate change and sustainable development. The learning outcome includes recognition of the value and strength that women can contribute. Originally from Scotland, though born in Vienna, Emily has lived, studied and worked in a number of European countries and graduated with a BA in Sociology and Social Policy from Brighton University (UK).