Vanesa Treers is a gender equality advocate and representative of Soroptimist International to the United Nations, president, and co-founder of the Soroptimist International of Metro NY. She has experience at the UN various groups working towards Gender Equality, the 2030 Agenda and Beijing+25.
Vanesa is currently a member of the Steering Committee for the Working Group on Girls, The Coalition for Global Citizenship 2030 and the Working Group for the Gender Forum 2020.
Vanesa has been actively involved with the UN Commission Status of Women (CSW) and the High Level Political Forum since 2015, supporting the women’s movement in the global forums. In 2015 Vanesa was the Sustainable Development Fellow at the Women’s Environment & Development Organization and the UN Women’s Major Group.
Vanesa has a postgraduate in Development Management and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Vanesa originally from Colombia, lived in England for 9 years, where she worked, supporting Latino women victims of Gender-Based Violence in the UK. Vanesa moved to New York in 2011 with her husband and two kids. She is the founder of The Embroidery Project, a program that supports Women Artisans in South America, their business.