Caitlin Figueiredo is a passionate change maker eager to shift the dial toward equality and empowerment. A youth and gender equality advocate, Caitlin is successfully driving inclusive opportunities to scores of young women and youth around the world. In 2016, she was the youngest person to be named in Australia’s ‘100 Most Influential Women’ for her international work and her Caitlin was also named a Global Changemaker for Gender Equality by The White House and First Lady, Michelle Obama. She is also ranked alongside Chelsea Clinton and Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo as an International Influencer and Mogul Ambassador to an online platform of 18.5 million women from 196 countries.
A visionary advocate for the cause of unity, Caitlin founded World Vision’s youth movement VGen in Canberra and co-found the Peshawar Arts for Peace, which inspires young Pakistani women, and the wider community to engage with gender equality, build intercultural peace and help transition women and girls into the education system. A highly collaborative and creative thinker, Caitlin is able to canvas and engage a global network to effect change. This has attracted a number of international organisations to seek her assistance in supporting the growth of their impact; including UN Women, World Vision and World Merit.
Extremely passionate about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the future of our world, Caitlin serves as the Global Resolutions Australian Director where she is reaching 2 Billion people worldwide to educate them about the SDGs. She is currently studying a double degree in Law (Honours) and Development from the Australian National University. She was also chosen to represent Australia at the United Nations where her passion and sustainable vision was recognised by UN Women. Committed to public policy and institutional reform, Caitlin applies her work ethic and influence at the UN as one of the youngest UN-IATF on Youth and Gender Equality members.