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Interactive workshop: Leading gender inclusive organizational change

07may2:55 pm3:55 pmInteractive workshop: Leading gender inclusive organizational change2:55 pm - 3:55 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time


May 7(Tuesday) 2:55pm - 3:55pm(GMT-04:00)

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Speakers for this event

  • Alivelu Ramisetty

    Alivelu Ramisetty

    Chief Gender Justice & Inclusion Officer

    Oxfam America

      Alivelu leads Oxfam America’s Gender Justice and Inclusion portfolio and serves on the Global Partnerships and Impact Leadership Team. Working with Oxfam since 2010, Alivelu inspires and collaborates with the leadership teams of Oxfam America to define and implement gender justice and inclusion policies and systems.

      Alivelu leads and catalyzes Gender Justice and Inclusion work across thematic and functional departments, with Oxfam Country and Regional Leadership within the Oxfam confederation, and builds synergy in gender justice work across long-term development, humanitarian, and advocacy and campaigns. She leads the feminist approach work with colleagues within Oxfam America, as well as across the agency and with partners and allies, to design and deliver Oxfam’s Feminist Principles commitments.

      Alivelu leads the development of a robust and systematic approach to putting inclusion and gender justice at the heart of all of Oxfam America’s work, through long-term development. Alivelu leads in the sector on topics such as transformational leadership for women’s rights, addressing gender-based violence and Unpaid and Underpaid Care work.

      Chief Gender Justice & Inclusion Officer

    • Mara Bolis

      Mara Bolis

      Fellow, Center for International Development, Harvard Kennedy School

      Oxfam America

        Mara Bolis is a CID Research Fellow. Mara is a seasoned leader with 25 years’ experience in economic development with a particular focus on advancing gender justice in the US and around the world. Mara has led gender mainstreaming efforts at project- and institutional- levels for private sector and nonprofit actors operating across the emerging markets. Mara was Senior Advisor at social enterprise Value for Women, Chief Strategy Officer at Marshall Plan for Moms, and Associate Director of Women’s Economic Empowerment at Oxfam America where she facilitated initiatives across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

        Mara has a particular interest in development finance with work experience at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, US ExIm Bank, and the Development Finance Corporation. She has been interviewed for her work by Forbes, Bloomberg, and the Washington Post, invited to speak at Skoll World Forum, the OECD, and several universities, and is the author of influential articles on impact investing, social impact, and women’s empowerment.

        Mara has an MBA from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown, and a BA from Barnard College. Mara’s fellowship will focus on supporting students and/or teachers –particularly in disciplines typically considered gender-neutral–to integrate intersectional gender-related inquiries/evidence into their studies/teaching.

        Fellow, Center for International Development, Harvard Kennedy School

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