Ana Trišić-Babić is the founder and head of the Executive Board of Centre for Policy Development. The Centre is supported by a team of activists, politicians, investigative journalists and entrepreneurs from Southeast Europe, motivated by the need to act, here and now, without delay, and challenge the status quo in all countries in the region. Previously Trišić-Babić served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Holding her BA in Law and MA in Management, she started her career as a journalist with Radio Free Europe. In the post-war period, Ana contributed to peacebuilding efforts through her work with USAID – OTI, where she acted as the Project Leader for Media and NGO Development, and the Office of the High Representative where she was Assistant Head of OHR Political Adviser for International Relations. Her political and diplomatic career intertwined when she served as Foreign Affairs Advisor in the Government of Republic of Srpska. Trišić-Babić then worked as Assistant Minister for Bilateral Relations for six years, during which period she was also the Head of Work Group I for Stabilization and Accession Agreement. While dedicated to her position of Deputy Minister, she was also the President of BiH Council of Minister’s NATO Coordination Team. Trišić-Babić assured to continually develop her security and state-building expertise academically as well, and thus is alumna of programs of distinguished institutions worldwide, such as Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Throughout her career, Trišić-Babić was working hard to empower women as a part of peacebuilding and society development process. Her efforts were acknowledged when she was Bosnia and Herzegovina’s candidate for CEDAW. Trišić-Babić now works as a political analyst and consultant and is still actively focused on women and youth empowerment.