Our People

Gender at Work’s Board of Directors, Associates, staff, and interns are committed to finding innovative ways to advance cultures of equality. The regional and thematic diversity of our people continues to grow as the organization broadens its reach and deepens its approach. 

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Our Board of Directors are highly experienced and respected leaders in the field of gender and institutional change. The Board guides the organization’s policy development, high-level program directions, and strategic planning.

With members located in Washington DC, Toronto, Delhi and Bangalore, our staff bring a variety of experience and skills to questions of gender equality.

Our Associates are located in nine countries and represent many decades of experience working on women’s rights, organizational development and social justice.

How it Began

In 1999, three impassioned feminists – Aruna Rao, David Kelleher and Rieky Stuart – wrote Gender at Work: Organizational Change for Equality, a book that laid the seeds for this international collaborative. Gender at Work was founded in 2001 by the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), World Alliance for Citizen Participation (CIVICUS), the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM, now UN Women), and Women's Learning Partnership (WLP). It was established as a non-profit in 2003.