BWP is pleased to welcome Friederike Strub as our Gender Equality and Macroeconomics Lead and Amy McShane as Gender Project Officer.
Working together on BWP’s Gender Equality and Macroeconomics (GEM) project, Friederike and Amy will lead the charge on challenging the ways in which macroeconomic policies currently promoted by the World Bank and IMF undermine gender equality.
Friederike previously led research and strategy design on women’s economic empowerment, gender-based violence, and social norms as Senior Gender Specialist at consulting firm MarketShare Associates, as well as serving as legal analyst for Women, Business, and the Law at the World Bank. As a consultant for Oxfam America, she developed a global programming strategy on women’s economic empowerment and advised the US-based Coalition on Women’s Economic Empowerment and Equality on advocacy strategy. Friederike holds an MA in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, and a BA in political science from the University of Konstanz.
Before joining BWP, Amy managed a funding portfolio of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) grassroots organisations, as well as leading on Monitoring and Evaluation (MEL) initiatives for two specialised cohorts as a Senior Associate at Comic Relief, a UK-based international charity. As a part-time journalist for several years, Amy is a skilled storyteller and communicator. Amy holds an MSc in Globalisation and Development from the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), where she focused on postcolonial critique of hegemonic development discourse, and an MA in Politics and Sociology from the University of Glasgow.