Who : Our People : Technical Experts

Jenn Williamson, PhD

Sr. Director of Gender and Social Inclusion, ACDI/VOCA, USA

Dr. Williamson is a senior director of gender and social inclusion at ACDI/VOCA, where she manages a global team of gender advisors and oversees organizational equity and inclusion strategies, including ACDI/VOCA’s Gender Policy. Her career spans academia and international development throughout multiple sectors, such as economic empowerment, agriculture, civil society, education, and gender-based violence prevention. An expert researcher and writer, Dr. Williamson has developed a variety of training tools, guides, and technical resources in addition to publishing multiple books, articles, and studies. She holds a master’s and doctorate in English, with a concentration in gender, race, and intersectionality, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as a bachelor’s in women and gender studies and English from the University of Virginia.