Janet C. Salazar
Janet C. Salazar is a social innovator, human potential activist, serial entrepreneur, speaker, global thinker. Janet serves as the Chief and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Permanent Observer to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at Foundation for the Support of the United Nations (FSUN), an international nongovernmental organization in General Consultative Status with UN ECOSOC. Janet has held these positions since 2006, as she continues to be a strong voice of civil society inside the United Nations.
Her commitment to influencing state leadership decisions for civil society have led to many tangible collaborations with different Missions to the United Nations. Janet is also widely known for bringing the business and private sector perspective inside the United Nations by convening global forums and dialogues around global issues in partnership with UN entities and Missions.
She is the CEO and Co-Founder of IMPACT Leadership 21™, a global platform providing leadership solutions that drive change toward inclusive economies, launched in December 12, 2012. A Leadership Architect for Emerging Global Leaders (EGL), Janet's expertise is assisting high potential emerging leaders in creating authentic, profound, long lasting impact in their organizations and personal lives. She is a confidential advisor and sounding board to top executives and leaders, CEOs, expatriates, nonprofit leaders, diplomats, entrepreneurs, artists and visionaries across the globe. As a Certified Executive and Master Coach Trainer, she trains senior executives maximize their abilities to coach and unleash the potential of rising leadership in the pipeline.
Janet is the creator of the innovative dialogue series, Conversations with Men™, the pioneering and groundbreaking executive forum with the mission of engaging men in leadership roles to accelerate women's leadership at the top, and achieving gender equality. Janet also created Conversations With Men™ One on One: Navigating Gender Dialogue in a Woman's World, an intensive executive coaching platform where she coaches and advises male leaders on how to effectively handle gender-related, female-focused communications challenges in the business environment, and thrive in today's increasingly diverse workplace.
Janet serves at the Board, Advisory Council and Committees of several organizations. She is a member of the Global Advisory Network at World Pulse, a global organization that empowers millions of women worldwide through digital communication. She also serves as a Global Advisor and Ambassador at Women4Empowerment, a global platform that works to economically and socially empower girls, women and youth -- both in the USA and globally, and the Advisory Board of All America Chinese Youth Federation (AACYF). Janet joins luminaries and other socially-conscious film/media activists and advocates on the Advisory Board of We Do It Together, a nonprofit organization created to finance and produce films, documentaries, TV and other forms of media, uniquely dedicated to the empowerment of women. An out and proud lesbian, Janet is active in major LGBT business organizations such as the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce LGBT Committee and Equality Card, and a life-long activist for LGBTI rights.
Janet loves the outdoor life, gardening, travel, and is passionate about horses, riding and classic, timeless fashion. A voracious reader, Janet consumes pages dealing with economics, leadership, biographies of revolutionary leaders of the world, and evolution of societies. Her latest passion is learning the art of fencing, and learning Mandarin. As a humanist, Janet is an advocate of seeing life and human history as a great adventure, seeking new worlds to explore, new facts to uncover, new avenues for artistic expression, new solutions to old problems, and new feelings to experience. She is a believer that our goals as a species are open ended, and as a result, we will never be without purpose.