The first and only female Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Kim Campbell has spent her ground-breaking career shattering barriers for women, cultivating the next generation of leaders and speaking out on human rights and the impact of climate change. Considered a "leader of leaders," she was elected Secretary General of the venerated Club of Madrid, the largest forum of former democratic presidents and prime ministers.
As a member of Global Leadership for Climate Action — a task force of world leaders — she is a stalwart champion for the environment, making a strong business and economic case for sustainability.
Before rising to her nation’s highest office in 1993, Campbell was the first Canadian Prime Minister to have held office in all three levels of government: municipal, provincial and federal. She has held cabinet portfolios of Minister of State for Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Minister of National Defense and Minister of Veterans’ Affairs.
Organizations that Campbell has worked with since leaving government service include: Club of Madrid, World Movement for Democracy, Council of Women World Leaders, the Climate Action Reserve, Global Security Institute and International Crisis Group.
Her many honors include the Companion of the Order of Canada (Canada’s highest civilian honor), the Order of British Columbia, the Churchill Society Award of Excellence and the 2018 Global Woman of Vision Lifetime Achievement Award. She was also listed as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women and one of the 50 Most Important Political Leaders in World History.