Helen Clark was the Prime Minister of New Zealand between 1999-2008 and a Member of Parliament for 28 years. During her stint as Prime Minister, Clark became the fifth longest serving New Zealand Prime Minister and only the second woman to hold the position.
After serving as Prime Minister, Clark was the chair of the United Nations Development Group and also the administrator of the United Nations Development Programme. A highly respected woman, Clark provides great insight into world politics and showcases the most compelling after dinner speeches. Under her leadership, Clark saw the unemployment rate in New Zealand hit a record low 3.6% She was praised for overseeing a fantastic period in which there was stable and sustained economic growth within the country.
Clark has been an extremely influential woman within New Zealand and is now inspiring other women within the country to become politicians and strive for success. She has helped overcome adversity within the country and is a true inspiration to thousands of women. In 2006, Clark was placed 20th in Forbes magazine's 100 most powerful women in the world after her extremely successful time as Prime Minister.
Since serving as Prime Minister, Clark has continued to engage in a number of highly prioritised topics and issues, these include gender equality, women's leadership and the health and drug policy. Her ability to inspire and motivate her audiences make her the ideal person for discussing these topics.
During her tenure as Prime Minister, Clark met and spoke to some of the world's most powerful people. She met the likes of George W. Bush, the President of the United States at the time, Queen Elizabeth and the then Prime Minister of Britain, Tony Blair. Having met some of the most powerful people in the world, Clark has gained a world of knowledge and this is portrayed through her invigorating speeches where she reflects on a number of vital worldwide topics.
With her years of experience in leadership and speaking in front of millions of people, Clark has all the necessary skills to be a fantastic politics speaker. She often discusses world politics but also delves into topics such as climate change and sustainability.