Interviews / Development
Morgan McLain-McKinney encourages more women to consider a career at USAID. Here, she talks to Lucie Goulet about why communicating is the most important part of her job and setting up the very important Wikipedia page about African Americans in foreign policy.Read More
Mariam Khan's key career learning: "reach out to people at the organizations you want to work for". This helped her get her first graduate job in communications at the UN Foundation. Now working at the Population Council, Khan talks to Lucie Goulet about how being a third culture kid influenced her decision to work in international development.Read More
Since becoming a Foreign Service Officer, USAID's Alicia Contreras has worked relentlessly and tirelessly to ensure more young Latinas are aware of the foreign policy careers on offer. She shares her career trajectory and advice to join USAID with Lucie Goulet.Read More
The latest Women in Diplomacy Podcast features Diana Nassar, one of the 2016 TechWomen fellows. Diana shares her advice for future applicants and explains how she is using what she has learnt to encourage more women to work in tech in Jordan. Interview by Lucie Goulet and Kelsey Suemnicht.Read More
Ida Norheim Hagtun talks to Lucie Goulet about her role at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Having previously worked for UNHCR and UNRWA, Ida shares her experience of working in the development sector and explains why she enjoys working at the Foundation so much.Read More
Anja Langenbucher talks to Lucie Goulet about her role as Director, Europe, at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. From her job at the World Bank Group to what she looks for in new hires, she explains why the Gates Foundation is the perfect place to work if you want a career in the development sector that results in real change.Read More
What do you do at World Learning?
I am Vice President of Communications and Marketing at World Learning, a global NGO. I am part of a nine-member senior management team providing strategic direction for the organization. We work in 60 countries through a host of programs to empower people, communities and institutions. Our mission is to create a more peaceful and just world through education, development and exchange.Read More
FUNDRAISING ADVISOR AT THE NATIONAL UNION OF DISABILITIES’ ORGANISATIONS OF RWANDA
What do you do as Fundraising Advisor for the National Union of Disabilities’ Organisations of Rwanda (NUDOR)?
As Fundraising Advisor I build the fundraising and organisational capacity of each of the eight disability organisations that form the National Union of Disabilities’ Organisations of Rwanda (NUDOR). I help to identify potential partners, work with organisations one-on-one to develop fundraising proposals and deliver skills training and workshops.Read More
FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | THE SHANTI UGANDA SOCIETY
What do you do?
I’m the executive director of a grassroots non-governmental organisation called the Shanti Uganda Society. The Shanti Uganda Society improves infant and maternal health, provides safe women-centred care, and supports the well-being of birthing mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda.Read More
CEO | CHILD’S I FOUNDATION
What do you do?
I am the Founder and CEO of Child’s i Foundation. We work in Uganda and our aim is to place children into families. We run an emergency centre for abandoned babies and our social work team trace extended families or find new families in Uganda. We also run a multi media campaign to promote domestic adoption and working with 20 orphanages to replicate our model of short-term care.Read More
GLOBAL POLICY AND ADVOCACY MANAGER | GLOBAL POVERTY PROJECT
You’re currently working as a Global Policy and Advocacy Manager for the Global Poverty Project (GPP). What does it entail?
Working on policy and advocacy campaigns for GPP is pretty varied. At the moment, my specific focus is on improving policies that can impact progress on gender equality and access to reproductive health, especially in the developing world. Specifically I’m building a campaign for the United Nations Population Fund to demonstrate visible support to governments for increased investment in the rights and needs of adolescents and youth in something called the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Elements that my team campaign on under this umbrella include crucial things like protection from violence, access to contraceptive services and youth participation in decision-making that affects them.Read More
US CAMPAIGNS ASSOCIATE | GLOBAL CITIZEN
You’re working for the Global Poverty Project as a US Campaigns Associate. What does that entail?
I lead on our Government Relations in the United States. My job is to help connect the dots between the actions that our users, Global Citizens, take and the impact that the actions have on the political environment in our country.Read More
US COUNTRY DIRECTOR | GLOBAL POVERTY PROJECT
What do you do as US Country Director for the Global Poverty Project?
My job is to build a movement of people taking meaningful, timely actions that have huge policy implications for the extreme poor. We are working to see a world without extreme poverty by 2030, which involves zeroing in on policy areas where we can have great impact, partnering with NGOs doing incredible work on the ground in that particular policy arena, leveraging the voices of Global Citizens to achieve large scale wins for the world’s poor and building events such as the Global Citizen Festival where these wins can be announced and celebrated.Read More
CO-FOUNDER AND UK DIRECTOR | KIDS CLUB KAMPALA
What do you do?
I am the co-founder and UK Director of Kids Club Kampala. Kids Club Kampala is a children’s charity working in the slums of Kampala, Uganda, with the aim of bringing hope and love to vulnerable children and transforming poor communities in Uganda. We bring hope, joy and love into these little children’s lives through fun and games, football, music, dance and through supporting their basic needs. Alongside this, we feed and clothe the children and help them to get a good education.Read More
CO-FOUNDER | METEOS
How long have you been active in your field?
I’ve been active for a long time. My first job in international work was in 1985 – so about 31 years! My first job after my Master’s degree from Stanford was at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco. I worked in the media and public affairs department there.Read More
CO-FOUNDER AND CEO | LENSATIONAL
What do you do at Lensational?
I started Lensational three years ago. The idea was to equip underprivileged, marginalised women in developing countries with cameras and photography training. Photography is a universal language that transcends cultural barriers.Read More
ARTISANAL MINING AND RESPONSIBLE SOURCING SPECIALIST
What do you do?
I own Estelle Levin Ltd (ELL), a small specialist consultancy dedicated to responsible mining and sourcing. We advise stakeholders along and around the supply chain of minerals, particularly those from artisanal and small-scale mining sectors, and from high-risk and conflict-affected areas. We work with businesses all along the value chain from mine to retail, as well as the regulators, donors, Civil Society, industry associations, and certification initiatives who are creating incentives for businesses to behave more responsibly in how they mine and how they trade.Read More