Making gender equality a reality.


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.

Mónica de Pinto Ribeiro Hancke

Advocacy Manager

Mónica leads Women Thrive’s Achieve SDG5 Initiative and U.N. advocacy. Her work focuses around collective campaigns on SDG5, providing ongoing support to our members in building Achieve SDG5 coalitions and campaign implementation.

Robert Miller


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

Devon O’Reilly

Senior Communications Manager

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

Noel Schroeder


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.

Fellows and Interns

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.

Naishi Jhaveri

Fellows and Interns
Development Intern

As an Indian woman brought up in Japan, Naishi witnessed the differences that exist between developing and developed countries, regarding gender equality.

Lori Mc Crory

Fellows and Interns
Communications and Social Media Intern

Hailing from Southeast Asia and the Northern Mariana Islands, Lori witnessed and experienced injustices in her communities first-hand.

Agar Nana Mbianda

Fellows and Interns
Advocacy Fellow

For the past 13 years, Agar worked with the German Technical Corporation in Cameroon in a number of programs.