Taina Bien-Aimé

Executive Director

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women

Taina Bien-Aimé has three decades of experience defending the rights of women and girls at the national and global levels.  She is currently the Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), one of the oldest international organizations dedicated to ending trafficking in women and girls and commercial sexual exploitation as practices of gender-based violence and discrimination. Prior to this position and for twenty years, Taina was involved with Equality Now, a global organization working to promote the human rights of women and girls, first as a founding Board member and subsequently as its Executive Director for ten years. She was also a Director of Business Affairs at Home Box Office and practiced international corporate law at the Wall Street law firm, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Taina holds a Juris Doctor from the NYU School of Law and a degree in Political Science from the University of Geneva/Graduate School of International Studies in Switzerland.  Taina has extensive media experience and was honored with a number of awards for her campaigns to secure equality for women and girls globally. She was named on the 2021 Forbes’ inaugural list of 50>50 Women Who Have Made a Social Impact.  Just last month, she pinned with the Knight of the Legion of Honor Medal, the highest distinction bestowed by the Government of France in recognition of civilian merit.