Nilufar Verjee

Nilufar Verjee

Role: Director Women’s Economic Empowerment

Team: Women's Economic Empowerment team

Profile:

I joined CARE International UK in September 2016 as global Director for Women’s Economic Empowerment. Women's Economic Empowerment is one of CARE's four global outcomes with the goal of economically empowering 30 million women by 2020. As a feminist, I am hugely motivated to work with colleagues throughout the CARE family to achieve this ambitious goal.

Before joining CARE, I worked on economic empowerment in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. At Kraft Foods and Cadbury I helped promote ethically sourced products with their customers. As Commercial and Marketing Director for non-profit, Twin Trading, I developed the business case for empowering women coffee farmers with corporate partners. At the Fairtrade Foundation, I was responsible for partnerships with UK retailers and implementing Fairtrade’s multi-stakeholder campaign to unlock greater empowerment opportunities for women and men farmers, and workers, in global value chains.

Email: Verjee@careinternational.org

Twitter: @NilufarVerjee

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