Katja Iversen is President and CEO of Women Deliver, a leading global advocate for investment in the health, rights and well being of girls and women. Iversen, an internationally recognized expert on development, advocacy and communications, has more than 20 years of experience working in NGOs, corporates and United Nation agencies. Previously, she held the position as Chief of Strategic Communication and Public Advocacy with UNICEF, a position she came to after almost six years of leading the team responsible for advocacy and communication on maternal and reproductive health at UNFPA. Iversen has worked in global health for more than a decade and has an extensive network within the UN, development communities and global media. She has counseled and trained multiple Fortune 500 executives on cross cultural management and cross cultural communication. She is a program adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative and on the CSO consultative group to the World Bank.
Christine Svarer leads BSR’s HERproject, a women's empowerment workplace program that brings together global and local companies, business associations, and donors to support women in global supply chains through health, finance, and other curricula. She has substantial global experience in women’s economic empowerment, private-sector development, financial inclusion, value chain development, entrepreneurship, cross-sector partnerships, and social enterprise. Prior to BSR, Svarer was the Director of women’s economic empowerment at CARE International, and before that, she led CARE International’s work on private-sector development, focusing on inclusive business models and bottom-of-the-pyramid social enterprise development. She also worked on building leadership training programs for sustainable development at Lead International and for the UN Development Programme.
HERproject | Empowering Women in the Global Supply Chain
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