Marilyn Waring

Note: Due to a health issue that has her under doctor’s orders not to travel, Marilyn Waring will no longer be delivering her Friday keynote address in person, but rather by a live video feed via Skype from New Zealand.

Marilyn Waring is professor of public policy, AUT University, New Zealand. She is an internationally-renowned feminist political economist, human rights activist, development consultant. Her best known work, Counting for Nothing: What Men Value and What Women Are Worth, was the subject of the best-selling documentary made by the National Film Board of Canada, Who’s Counting: Marilyn Waring On Sex, Lies and Global Economics.

She was one of the 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize nominations in 2005. Also in 2005, Waring was chosen by Attac-40 as one of 26 Voix Rebelles Du Monde (Rebellious Voices of the World), including Jo Steiglitz, Maude Barlow, Arundhati Roy, and Vandana Shiva. Waring has been on the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) and was one of two international members of the board of the Canadian Index for Wellbeing.

She was awarded the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977, Amnesty’s Human Rights Defender Award in 2013, was the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research’s Economist of the Year in 2014, winner of the 2013 Women of Influence Award in the innovation/science category, and an International Honorary Member of Zonta International.