Viviana Waisman

President and CEO of Women's Link Worldwide


Viviana Waisman is the President and CEO of Women's Link Worldwide, which she founded in 2001 in response to what she perceived as a glaring need to advance women’s rights in national courts by applying international and regional human rights standards.

She is an expert on women’s rights and international human rights law. Viviana has led the litigation strategy in human rights cases before national, regional and international bodies. In recognition of her vision and entrepreneurship, Viviana was named as an Ashoka Fellow in December 2016.

Follow her on Twitter: @VivianaWaisman and @womenslink