Lauren Shields

Lauren leads the impact and influence agenda for HERproject, working with global and local companies, business associations, donors, and partners to strengthen and amplify the impact of HERproject.

She is also the business partnerships manager for DFID’s Work and Opportunities for Women program.

Previously, Lauren worked at the Social Science Research Council in New York, where she conducted research on migration, development, and human rights. Lauren’s consulting experience includes giving advice on best practices for monitoring and evaluation for the Center for Socio-Economic Development and developing recommendations on the Sustainable Development Goals agenda for UNDP. With a focus on sustainability in emerging markets, Lauren has led research projects on value chain development and women’s empowerment in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Vietnam.

Lauren holds an M.A. in Public Affairs from Sciences Po and a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University.

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