Local Women. Global Solutions.


The faces behind Women Thrive Worldwide.

Patricia T. Morris, Ph.D.


Dr. Patricia T. Morris is an internationally known leader in women’s empowerment and development, and a gender-mainstreaming expert with a career spanning more than 20 years. Her work has taken her to Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America.

Emily Bove

Director, Alliance for Women's Solutions

Emily joined Women Thrive as the Director of the Alliance for Women's Solutions after more than seven years working with communities and grassroots organizations in Indonesia, Cameroon, and the Caribbean.

Monica de Pinto Ribeiro Hancke

Intern - Membership & Partnership, Alliance for Women's Solutions

Born to Portuguese and Norwegian parents—and brought up in England and the Netherlands—Monica self-identifies as a Third-Culture-Kid (TCK), a term and identity she is proud of and not afraid to share!

Shukria Dellawar

Director, Advocacy & Research

Shukria Dellawar is Director of Advocacy & Research at Women Thrive Worldwide. She previously worked as the Advocacy Manager for Women for Afghan Women, bringing Afghan women’s issues to Capitol Hill.

Concepcion Gaxiola

Director, Development

Concepcion Gaxiola leads the development function and fundraising activities on behalf of the organization's goals at Women Thrive Worldwide.  She is a passionate supporter of women’s rights and women’s leadership and is thrilled to contribute to Women Thrive’s mission.

Jillian Holzer

Director, Communications & Change Champions Program

Jillian Holzer ensures an integrated approach to Women Thrive's communications, helping to grow the organization's profile among key audiences.

Natt Jaleiba

Research Fellow

Natt joined Women Thrive Worldwide in June 2015 as a practicum intern from the School of International Training (SIT) Graduate Institution, Vermont, where he is currently a candidate pursuing a master's degree in Sustainable Development with major tracks in Policy Advocacy and Monitoring and Eval

Noel Schroeder

Deputy Director, Advocacy & Capacity Building

Noel Schroeder develops and implements Women Thrive’s advocacy and capacity building initiatives for Alliance members.