Bio

Bio


Sarah Henry is the Executive Director for the Gender Center for Gender Equality at Stanford University. As Executive Director, she is working cross-university to build out a global center focused on addressing root causes of inequality. Sarah has been serving as a Program Director for the last four years developing a portfolio on Gender Equality, primarily with the development of a Lancet Series on Gender Equality, Norms and Health. Since 2013, she has been seconded to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a thought partner to advance thinking around how to strategically and intentionally incorporate a gender equality perspective across the foundation. Sarah has more than 15 years of experience working in global health with a focus on maternal, newborn and child health. Sarah previously worked at Global Partnerships as the Director of Health Services responsible for building and managing a portfolio of initiatives in Latin America to help microfinance institutions (MFIs) and cooperative partners build on their credit delivery channels to provide essential health services with fully sustainable, scalable business models. Sarah also served as the Executive Director and Dominican Republic Country Director at World Connect, a Boston-based NGO dedicated to improving the health and well-being of women and children.