Helen Clark is widely known for her tenure as the 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand. Making history as the second female Prime Minister of the country, Helen left her mark with her passions for gender equality, diversity and inclusion. She was also fondly known for her pledge to make New Zealand the first ecologically sustainable nation and is now booked as a sustainability speaker for corporate events.
Elected to her position of Prime Minister in 1999, Helen has a long and decorated history in politics. She has formerly been the Leader of the Opposition and the Shadow Spokesperson for Health and Labour. She has also been the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party in New Zealand and the former Minister of Health. She has also acted as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and outside of politics has acted as the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme. She is also the Patron of the Helen Clark Foundation, an organisation set up to create a more inclusive and sustainable society.
Continually striving for equality in positions of power, Helen is widely remembered for appointing women in senior positions such as Governor-General and Chief of Justice. She also strived to make sure that New Zealand had sustainability and the best interests of the environment at the forefront of their agenda. Her commitment to such interests saw Helen claim countless awards, most notably the Peace Prize of the Danish Peace Foundation, the United Nations Champions of the Earth Award and the Nuclear-Free Future Award. Most recently, she has taken on the role of the Co-Chair of the Panel reviewing WHO’s Covid-19 response.
With a successful political career behind her, Helen is now often booked as a speaker on sustainability and has formerly delivered the TEDx talk Yes She Can. When she is booked as a speaker, Helen shares her wisdom on topics such as sustainable development, sustainable practices, gender equality and inclusion. Also a member of the Council of Women World Leaders, Helen is passionate to create a fairer and more sustainable future for all and is the perfect sustainability speaker for events.