Emily Bove

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.

Emily Bove is the Executive Director of Women Thrive Alliance, a leading global women’s rights network that unites and mobilizes hundreds of grassroots women’s rights and gender equality organizations in over 50 countries. Over the past decade, Emily has worked in service of grassroots feminist leaders around the world, bridging their social justice agendas with key development processes. 

Having joined Women Thrive in 2014 as a program director, Emily transformed a group of a dozen local partners into a vibrant 300-plus global community of advocates committed to and mobilized around the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 5 on Gender Equality.

As Executive Director, Emily has centered the voices and expertise of Alliance members into the DNA of Women Thrive’s work and vision, challenging the status quo narrative of development and promoting a bottom-up vision of social change which includes and invests in grassroots leaders.

Prior to joining Women Thrive, Emily led gender programming work for the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ), the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the World Bank in countries like Indonesia, Cameroon, and Saint Lucia. She is the 2018 recipient of the One World Award for Feminist Leadership in International Philanthropy.

To schedule Emily for speaking engagements or to learn more about Women Thrive, please contact ebove@womenthrive.org

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