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Jacqueline Hart

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As Senior Director for Strategy, Jacqueline Hart leads the strategic focus on gender equality and social inclusion. She is a feminist sociologist who has been working on issues of gender equality and gender transformative change for more than 20 years. Most recently, Jacqueline was a member of the executive leadership of a $40 million international human rights grant-making and advocacy organization, American Jewish World Service (AJWS). Among her contributions while at AJWS, she was the executive team lead on the creation of the strategic plan, co-created a field leading feminist strategy on child early and forced marriage, and co-authored a foundational paper on Feminist Research for Gender Transformative change with the International Development Research Centre of the Canadian government. Prior to this role, she was on the graduate faculty of the Health Advocacy program at Sarah Lawrence College, the Director of Research at Planned Parenthood of NYC, and a consultant for The Solidarity Center and the World Bank.

Jacqueline completed a post-doctoral fellowship in health services research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Department of Veterans Affairs, and earned her PhD in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania, and her BA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.