Sandra Golding

Sandra Golding

Role: Business Manager

Team: Women's Economic Empowerment team

Profile:

Sandra was Business Manager within the Women’s Economic Empowerment team and  supported the team to manage priorities and scope and plan the delivery of the WEE strategy and various projects. She was responsible for ensuring that the business operational aspects were in place including business intelligence, and tools and systems to monitor progress against our goal to economically empower 30 million women by 2020.

Prior to joining CARE, Sandra designed and led the development of a financial sustainability and marketing toolkit for evaluating NGOs. She worked as a business consultant for NGOs, providing advice and guidance for organisational transformation, as well as writing and delivering training courses. She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Middlesex University.

One good thing I’ve read

What’s holding you back? 8 critical choices for women’s success by Linda Austin. It’s about how to get around, over and through the barriers in society, and in women themselves, to tackle the professional and personal roadblocks that hold women back.  It is The road less travelled for girls and women.

Twitter: @sgolding777


Humanitarian team

CARE International UK’s humanitarian team supports CARE’s humanitarian work by accessing funding, and by providing project management and technical advice and capacity to CARE’s country offices and CARE’s emergency responses. CARE has a strong focus on ensuring that all our humanitarian programming responds meaningfully to the needs and capacities of different people, whatever their gender, identity or particular circumstances. CARE’s emergency shelter team is also based at CARE International UK.

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Inclusive Governance team

Poverty and social injustice are caused and maintained by unequal power relations that result in the inequitable distribution of resources and opportunities – between women and men, between power-holders and marginalised communities, and between countries. CARE believes poor governance is a key cause of poverty and social injustice. Our Inclusive Governance team promotes inclusive and accountable governance systems so that poor and marginalised people have influence over decisions that affect their lives. We help communities get organised and get their priorities included in development planning. We work to increase women’s voice and leadership in public life. We support service users to hold service providers to account. We work with public authorities and service providers to help them become more transparent and responsive to poor and marginalised people.

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