Dr. Maliha Khan

Dr. Maliha Khan, President & CEO, Women Deliver

Dr. Maliha Khan

President & CEO, Women Deliver

Dr. Maliha Khan (she/her) joined Women Deliver as the President and CEO in April 2022, bringing over 25 years of experience in program design and performance, learning, and accountability, with a focus on the empowerment of girls and women.

She has worked extensively on creating and implementing frameworks for difficult-to-measure concepts such as gender empowerment, attitude and perception change, and resilience. She has wide-ranging experience designing and implementing complex multi-country systems for large organizations and programs, most recently as Director of Programmes at Malala Fund, and has also led program quality and measurement departments at CARE USA and Oxfam America. Maliha has a keen interest in the use and ethics of digital technology and new forms of data in international development, and she oversaw Oxfam’s “Responsible Data Policy,” the first policy of its kind in any development organization.

Maliha is from Pakistan, where she started her career implementing development projects. She has a PhD from the State University of New York and an MA from Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad in Social Anthropology.

All Sessions by Dr. Maliha Khan

9:15 am - 10:15 am
Auditorium (Selous)

Panel: Policies that work

Despite growing public commitment to gender equality in the workplace – including in global health – there continues to be notably few women at the highest levels of leadership. Meaningfully changing existing power imbalances requires concrete actions within institutions, including policies and practices that create inclusive environments, respond to the unique sexual and reproductive health needs of women, address historic inequities around pay, and protect from gender discrimination and harassment. This panel will spotlight key leaders and organizations who have successfully implemented policies and practices to create more equitable workplaces and outline why women’s leadership is critical to institutional success.

Video Address:
Prof Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan, DAE - Homi Bhabha Chair Professor, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Moderator: Dr. Iris Mwanza, Deputy Director of Women in Leadership, Gender Equality Division, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

1. Dr. Rohini Anand, Founder and CEO, Rohini Anand LLC
2. Dr. Samukeliso Dube, Executive Director, FP 2030
3. Mr. Paul Kasimu, Chief Human Resources Officer, Safaricom PLC
4. Dr. Maliha Khan, Executive Director and CEO, Women Deliver