Gillian Caldwell

Executive Director, Global Witness

Skoll Awardee


Gillian Caldwell is a serial social entrepreneur and advocate who consults with non-profits and foundations on strategy and organizational development. She is an attorney and filmmaker, and formerly served as Campaign Director for 1Sky, a collaborative campaign that pushed for federal action to tackle global warming. For ten years, she served as Executive Director of WITNESS, which uses video to expose human rights abuses, and prior to that she led an international undercover investigation into trafficking women into forced prostitution. She is co-editor and author of Video for Change, received her BA from Harvard University and a J.D. from Georgetown University, and is a recipient of numerous awards and honors including Ashoka, Skoll and Schwab awards for social entrepreneurship.