Managing Director

As Managing Director and co-founder of Value for Women, Rebecca leads the organization in advocating for and creating opportunities for women’s economic inclusion, leadership, and entrepreneurship around the globe. With more than 17 years of experience in gender and economic development, she specializes in designing strategic, large-scale gender inclusion initiatives and partnerships across various sectors. Rebecca brings a unique understanding of how to match the needs and skills of women entrepreneurs with ecosystem actors to her work with banks, development organizations, corporate foundations, and government agencies. She has led sector-changing research and authored several key publications on the intersection of gender, entrepreneurship, and economic development.

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Member of the Board

Giulia Corinaldi is passionate about women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship and technology and has built global, high profile, cross-sector partnerships in these spaces. Giulia played a pivotal role in helping the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women grow from a small startup into a global brand, serving as Mentoring Programme Director and interim Chief Executive Officer. In all of her positions she has worked to develop strategy and overall growth plans as well as forge strong partnerships among diverse stakeholders in women's economic empowerment. Giulia also served as Women’s Working Group Chair for the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs.

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Katia has more than eight years of international experience working in the economic development sector. She specializes in small business sector growth in rural communities. In her previous position as Manager of the Mexico and Central America Chapter of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, she worked to strengthen the ecosystem that supports small businesses in the region. Katia has a keen eye for identifying the challenges facing small businesses and entrepreneurs, and in devising creative solutions to address these challenges. She also has experience working with at-risk youth and is co-founder of a business supporting children's education.

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