Making gender equality a reality.

Staff

The faces behind Women Thrive Worldwide.

Emily Bove

Executive Director

Emily leads the vision and growth of the Alliance. She has more than 10 years of experience working with communities and grassroots organizations in Indonesia, Cameroon, and the Caribbean.

Nancy Delahoyd

Fundraising Advisor

Nancy Delahoyd leads Women Thrive’s fundraising strategy. She has nearly 20 years of development experience and has raised millions of dollars for a broad range of issues with a focus on low-income individuals and families.

Robert Miller

Accountant

Robert Miller has more than 20 years' experience in the non-profit community. He manages finances and accounting for the Women Thrive Alliance.

Noel Schroeder

Deputy Director

Noel leads the Alliance’s collective advocacy and capacity building. Drawing heavily on her more than six years of experience with Global South communities, she led the collective advocacy of Alliance members to secure the sustainable development goal on equitable, quality, inclusive education for all.

Working Group Co-Chairs (Elected)

Bintou Bamba

Working Group Co-Chairs (Elected)
Equitable Education

Bintou represents CASADES, Comité d’Appui et de Soutien au Développement Economique et Social en Casamance in Senegal.

William Gati

Working Group Co-Chairs (Elected)
Equitable Education

William represents JS Fund for Hope in Ghana.

Lina Kalifeh

Working Group Co-Chairs (Elected)
Gender-Based Violence

Lina represents SheFighter in Jordan.

Hamide Latifi

Working Group Co-Chairs (Elected)
Women's Economic Empowerment

Hamide represents Grate Ne Biznes in Kosovo.

Sybil Nmezi

Working Group Co-Chairs (Elected)
Gender-Based Violence

Sybil represents Generation Initiative for Women and Youth Network (GIWYN) in Nigeria.

Fikiri Nzoyisenga

Working Group Co-Chairs (Elected)
Gender-Based Violence

Fikiri represents SEMERERA, the Youth Coalition Against Gender-Based Violence in Burundi.

Linice Sanga

Working Group Co-Chairs (Elected)
Equitable Education

Linice represents the Creative Centre for Community Mobilisation (CRECCOM) in Malawi.

Ousmane Sene

Working Group Co-Chairs (Elected)
Women's Economic Empowerment

Ousmane represents AJD PASTEEF in Senegal.

Fellows and Interns

Nada Diouri

Fellows and Interns
Hands Along the Nile Fellow

Nada assists Women Thrive in outreach and research on grassroots women's rights organizations in Morocco.

Maggie Jeffries

Fellows and Interns
Membership Fellow

Maggie is a Gender Specialist and feminist. After university, she worked in DC as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities, and then as an advocate in Colorado for victims of Sexual Assault.

Angel Kharya

Fellows and Interns
Advocacy Fellow, India/Nepal

Hailing from India, Angel is a recent graduate of International Development from Sciences Po Paris with a specialization in African Studies and Human Rights.

Devon O’Reilly

Fellows and Interns
Communications Fellow

Devon is accomplished in the fields of communications, event planning, and institutional relations, including facets of sales, administration, and journalism.

Martijn Vermeersch

Fellows and Interns
Advocacy Fellow

Martijn Vermeersch is a Belgian lawyer, specialized in international human rights law.