Ambassador at Large of the Republic of Haiti
President of the Danielle Saint-Lot Haiti Women’s Foundation
Born in Pétion-Ville, Haiti, Ambassador at Large Danielle Saint-Lot has spent much of her career focused on promoting women’s rights and business development in Haiti. She has been Haiti’s first female Minister of Commerce and Industry and has held several other key positions in Haiti’s government including Minister of Tourism. She is an associate at Caribbean Business Consulting (CBC) and co founder of Femmes en Démocratie, the Haiti Chapter of Vital Voices Global Partnership. She also served as Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Haiti. She has worked as program coordinator or consultant for different international organizations. Her main areas of expertise are business and private sector development, politics and local governance, women political and economic empowerment, public and government affairs.
Ambassador Saint-Lôt sees herself as a “Connector”. She brings her strong private and public experience and her personal convictions about local economic development through business opportunities, education and women empowerment. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from the Haiti National Institute for Management and International Relations. She also earned a degree in International Economic Relations from the Institute for International Public Administration of Paris, France.
She is a member of Vital Voices Global Advisory Council. She also serves as member of the Steering Committee of the Haiti Hope Project of The Coca Cola Company supporting mango farmers. She is a Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards honoree. She has been one of the four recipients of the First Annual DVF Awards to honor women for Exceptional Leadership. She is the only Haitian from Haiti who had the privilege to ring the NYSE bell, in March 2010. In 2012, she has been appointed by President Martelly Ambassador at Large of the Republic of Haiti for Women’s Empowerment.