Member Speaks Series: Gretchen Bloom
From Togo to Papua New Guinea – Finding New Pathways for Women
Thursday, June 9, 2016
TIME: 11:30 am – Bar opens; 12:15 pm – Lunch served;
1-2 pm –Presentation and Q & A
PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon
Gretchen Bloom has over 40 years of experience in international development and humanitarian assistance, beginning as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa, teaching English in Togo (1966-68). Since then she has worked, lived and traveled in 98 countries, with a specific focus on gender issues.
She has multiple Masters degrees and has been involved in various organizations over the years, such as AWID, WFP, and World Bank. Her work in Nigeria for DFID focused on gender mainstreaming related to MCH in the second phase of the Partnership for the Transformation of Health Systems (PATHS2) in Enugu, Kaduna and Kano (2009-2012) She currently works with two port projects in Haiti funded by USAID.