Senator Sherry Rehman
Sherry Rehman is Chair of the Climate and Environment Caucus of the Senate of Pakistan, former Federal Minister of Climate Change, first woman Opposition Leader in the Senate of Pakistan, and Vice President of Pakistan Peoples Pakistan. She is the Founding Chair of the Jinnah Institute, a fourth-term Parliamentarian, diplomat, journalist, and civil society activist.
Rehman has also served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States and Federal Information Minister while holding three additional portfolios as Minister for Health, Women and Culture. She was also Chair of the Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee and Chair of the Pakistan Red Crescent. She is a member of the Global Futures Council at the World Economic Forum.
A former editor of the ‘Herald’ news magazine, Rehman is also an award-winning journalist with 20 years of experience in both the broadcast and print media. Rehman was ranked among 100 most influential people of 2023 by TIME and named among 25 most influential women of 2022 by Financial Times, she currently features on the Forbes 50 List for women achievers for 2023 in Asia, while the Washington Post named her one of the top ten global movers and shakers to watch at COP27 for her climate diplomacy. She was identified as one of the Top Global Thinkers of 2011 by Foreign Policy magazine, she was cover-titled by Newsweek Pakistan as ‘Pakistan’s Most Important Woman’.
She has received several awards including the title of Democracy’s Hero; The Freedom Award for her work for media independence; the International Peace Award for Democrats; the Jeanne Kirkpatrick Award for Women; and Pakistan’s highest civil award, the Nishan-e-Imtiaz.
Rehman, a former editor of the ‘Herald’ news magazine in Pakistan, is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in both broadcast and print media. She co-wrote ‘Five Hundred Years of The Kashmiri Shawl,’ and her latest book, ‘Womansplaining,’ explores modernity, politics, and activism in Pakistan through the voices of 22 women activists, leaders, and academics.