WomenLift Health announces First Lady of the Republic of Namibia, Madame Monica Geingos to Global Advisory Board

WomenLift Health is delighted to announce the appointment of Madame Monica Geingos to its Global Advisory Board. Members are selected for their recognized leadership, vision, integrity, expertise and ability to represent the perspectives of women and men from across the global health and development community.  


“Madame Geingos is a fierce and outspoken advocate for women leaders and gender equality not only in The Republic of Namibia, but across Africa and the rest of the world,” said Geeta Rao Gupta, Global Advisory Board Chair for WomenLift Health. “We know that she will bring passion and energy to this role and contribute to our vision of a world where diverse, accomplished leaders collectively transform global health outcomes. We are looking forward to her wisdom and guidance as we expand our programming in the coming years.”


Entrepreneur and lawyer Madame Monica Geingos was the Managing Director of Namibia’s largest private equity fund served on the Boards of large public and private sector companies, before becoming First Lady in 2015. She was awarded National Honours for ”outstanding contribution to the socio-economic development of Namibia” and was inducted into the Namibian Business Hall of Fame.

“We are thrilled to welcome Madame Geingos.  There is growing recognition that women leaders are an important part of the future, as women bring new perspectives, priorities and leadership styles that deliver results,” added Executive Director Amie Batson.   “WomenLift Health’s Global Advisory Board will continue its important work championing the advancement of women in health.”


About WomenLift Health

WomenLift Health is dedicated to expanding the power and influence of women in global health and catalyzing systemic change to achieve gender equality in leadership, resulting in better health outcomes for all. Incubated at Stanford Global Health and with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, WomenLift Health advances equality in health leadership through a range of actions at the individual, institutional, and societal levels. Over the course of the next decade, it will expand to serve women in 25 countries – employing a country-owned and country-led model where the strategy and interventions are led, designed, and executed by and with local partners.