Gillian Caldwell

Chief Executive Officer, Global Witness

Skoll Awardee


Gillian Caldwell is the CEO of Global Witness. She is a serial social entrepreneur and advocate who recently ran a consulting practice for non-profits and foundations on strategic planning and organizational development. She is also an attorney and filmmaker, and formerly served as Campaign Director for 1Sky, a collaborative campaign that pushed for federal action in the US 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.