Sini Maria Heikkila is a Senior Advocacy Advisor at the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. She leads the implementation of the Foundation’s advocacy work to promote women’s entrepreneurship and economic empowerment. Sini Maria is a human rights and gender equality professional with over 10 years of advocacy experience with national governments in Finland, UK and Kenya, UN agencies in Geneva and New York and regional institutions such as the EU institutions in Brussels and other multilateral policy platforms. Sini Maria has worked for organisations such as Tearfund, the Finnish League for Human Rights and the UN Women Kenya Office. Sini Maria holds a Masters degree in Human Rights Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.