"The length and breadth of her experience in the field of gender equality within different countries, context, languages and systems is truly exceptional." Deborah Mensah Awere, effect:hope
"Karen is a dynamic pioneer in the field of Gender Equality and Inclusion. She is always seeking new and innovative ways to address gender and inclusion issues ensuring best practice and evidence within her field is adapted for a variety of cultures and contexts.
Karen shines when she is delivering in country training on gender and inclusion and our partners love the practical elements of her gender training, which often includes community based engagement. Her experience designing programs, gender equality strategies and work with a broad array of institutional donors such as Global Affairs Canada has been a huge asset to us at effect: hope. Her comfort in working in both Anglophone and Francophone projects and countries has been of tremendous value in our project in Kenya and Cote D’Ivoire. The length and breadth of her experience in the field of gender equality within different countries, contexts, languages and systems is truly exceptional.
Karen is an absolute pleasure to work with because she does not shy away from complex projects or fragile situations which require more effort and flexibility on her part. These situations rather energize her and - as a result - those of us who work with her - so that together we can make a difference in ensuring that local gender and inclusion issues are addressed in a meaningful way.
Thank you Karen for sharing your experience with us. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with you and to tackling more projects where gender, equity and health intersect and where change can be made to increase access to vital health services for all!"
Deborah Mensah Awere,
Director, International Programs,