Betty Mould-Iddrisu was appointed as Ghana’s first female Attorney General and Minister for Justice in 2009 and also served as Minister of Education in 2011. From 2012 she has been the Managing Partner and Lead consultant in an Accra based global consultancy firm, BMD Global Consultancy Ltd. which specializes in corporate legal advice, energy law, intellectual property law & gender. In 2014, she was elected to the Vice Chairperson position in the political party which currently forms the Government of Ghana. Mrs. Mould–Iddrisu has held various positions in the Ghanaian Ministry of Justice from 1980, including the position of Copyright Administrator. She rose to the rank of Chief State Attorney and from 2000 – 2003 was in charge of the Ministry’s International Law Division where she spearheaded several cutting edge legal initiatives in the area of International Law. She was appointed Director of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat in 2003 - an intergovernmental organization - comprising 54 member states based in London. In that connection, she managed the implementation of wide ranging mandates from the Commonwealth’s Heads of State, Law Ministers and Chief Justices. These included implementation of mandates in the area of transnational crime, counter terrorism and international humanitarian law, anti- corruption and strengthening institutions of good governance in member states. She has written several articles and acted as a resource person, chair and expert at numerous national, regional and global fora on a wide array of legal and human rights issues. She worked as a consultant for over 20 years to several international and regional bodies in the areas of International law, Intellectual Property law (traditional knowledge and community rights) & multi-lateral trade issues for the UN, its specialized bodies and other international and regional based organizations. In this capacity she has travelled extensively globally. She also lectured at the University of Ghana Law Faculty. She is also widely known in several English speaking African countries for her work in international law, human rights and gender. She chaired both the Ghanaian and African Regional groupings of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) in the 1990’s and co-founded the African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA) in 1999 and chaired it till 2003. She was in the vanguard of initiating Ghana’s first Legal Aid Offices in 1985 and spearheaded the empowerment of Ghanaian and African women through her grass roots programs for the sensitization of women and children in the area of access to justice, judicial reform and dispute resolution in several African countries. In this capacity she gained wide experience in civil society interaction and managed numerous projects on both national and regional levels for both Government and civil society. She has received multiple awards and honors for her work in gender, law & activism.