MEET THE BOARD
We are delighted to introduce you to our advisory board members. What do our board members do? They are like the 'lighthouse' showing us the path and helping us navigate through the stormy seas while we sail our ships. They help us by advising, counseling, guiding and perhaps even funding our work. The board members ensure that our work is constantly aligned with our mission, vision and values. They help the scientists brainstorm to come up with effective analysis and solutions. The members are a mix of experts across the globe: behavioural economists, sociologists, philanthropists, gender experts and innovators. Current board members commit to a minimum one year term.
Dr Susan Harris Rimmer is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Associate Professor at the Griffith Law School. Susan is the author of Gender and Transitional Justice: The Women of Timor Leste (Routledge, 2010), co-editor of the Research Handbook on Feminist Engagement with International Law (Edward Elgar 2019) and over 40 refereed academic works.
Susan was Australia’s representative to the UN Commission on the Status of Women in 2014, and the W20 (gender equity advice to the G20) in Turkey 2014, China 2016, and Germany 2017.
Susan was named in the Apolitical list of Top 100 Global Experts in Gender Policy in May 2018. Her interests are in diplomacy, gender and foreign policy, global governance and international human rights law.
Dr. Susan Harris Rimmer
Nadia Younes joined EDGE Strategy after having served in a board appointed position as the Diversity & Inclusion Advisor for The International Monetary Fund. Passionate about influencing positive changes that bring about better business performance while serving the greater good for both employees and communities, she has led diversity, inclusion and work life efforts across financial, mining, consumer product, biotech and pharmaceutical sectors for over 20 years. In her role with EDGE she combines her experience as a Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer with design thinking and innovation practices to accelerate progress in gender equality.
Nadia was born in Canada to an American mother and Egyptian father. Raised as a “Canyptian” in a multicultural family spanning continents, cultures and religions, she is passionately driven to increasing equality and inclusion across diverse groups. Nadia is currently based out of Zug, Switzerland.
Radha Friedman is a swiss army knife for gender equality who has spent 20 years working to address issues of access and equity for women and girls. She began her career helping women in rural India access microcredit, helping a small start-up to become the largest MFI in the country. Following this, she joined Landesa to help women gain secure land rights and co-founded Landesa’s Center for Women’s Land Rights. In the philanthropic field, Radha has consulted to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s gender equality team, working to advance women’s economic empowerment through improved gender data, financial inclusion, and market inclusion. Before this, she led philanthropy and grantmaking at the World Justice Project, where she oversaw a portfolio of nearly a hundred investments in 61 countries.
Radha serves on the board of the She Matters Foundation, Rangzen, and Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) in Seattle. Radha was named an American Express Next-Gen Fellow (2017), a United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Fellow (2014), and as a “Global Leader for Justice” (2009) by the Global Women’s Leadership Network.
Eleanor Carey is the Technical Manager at Data2X, a platform for gender data housed at the UN Foundation, where her portfolio spans working with multilateral institutions to improve the measurement of women economic empowerment, to supporting regional organizations, research bodies and civil society to improve the production and use of gender-sensitive data.
Prior to her present role, Eleanor served as an ODI Fellow stationed in Accra, Ghana, playing a strategic role in supporting the National Statistical Office to adapt operations in line with the SDG framework.
Eleanor holds masters’ degrees in Research Methods and Statistics and in International Development, both with a focus on women’s economic empowerment, from the University of Manchester in the UK.