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Rt. Hon. Baroness Joanna Shields OBE

Her Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom, founder of WePROTECT.org

Rt. Hon. Baroness Joanna Shields OBE, a technology industry veteran and parliamentarian, served as the United Kingdom's Minister for Internet Safety and Security and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State from 2015 to 2017. She is currently the Prime Minister's Special Representative on Internet Safety and a Life Peer in the House of Lords. Baroness Shields career began in Silicon Valley and spans over 25 years, during which she held key executive roles at leading technology companies: EFI, RealNetworks, Google, Aol and Facebook. A committed advocate of child safety online, she founded the WePROTECT Global Alliance, which seeks to eradicate child sexual exploitation globally.