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As part of the 2017 International Women's Day, a call for nominations was launched in February 2017 to recognize Geneva-based individuals’ commitment and contribution to the advancement and support of gender equality and women's empowerment in the field of environment. An exhibition celebrating their achievements was launched on 8 March 2017, at the International Environment House.

Tatiana Fedotova is a sustainability professional passionate about water-related challenges and solutions, including their role in empowering women to lead lives where they can realize their full potential. She is currently the Director of Water at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, advocating for and facilitating progressive action by business to achieve sustainable water management for all. She previously held positions with the UN-hosted Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, including an advisory role in strategic communications for change to the Madagascar country program of the Global Sanitation Fund, and UNICEF in India. Tatiana holds degrees in Political Science, and Globalization, Social Regulation and Sustainable Development. She cares deeply about the resilience of humans and nature and is dedicated to building a fairer world, where growth and innovation go hand in hand with respect of people and planet earth.

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