Isabel Capeloa Gil is the only Portuguese woman on the Forbes 50 over 50 list.
One of the most venerable women in international Catholic higher education, Capeloa Gil is the first woman to be appointed president of the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) and the sixth rector of the Portuguese Catholic University.
Capeloa Gil grew up in China and her upbringing sparked an early interest in researching issues of diversity and conflict in her academic work. As rector of UCP, she oversees the university's expansion projects; as president of IFCU, the world's oldest association of Catholic universities, she led a working group for greater representation of women in academic leadership positions.
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