Sarah Henry is the Executive Director of the Global Center for Gender Equality. As Executive Director, Sarah is at the forefront in building out a Global Center for Gender Equality focused on addressing root causes of inequality throughout the world, currently partnering with development projects deeply connected to work in Kenya, Ethiopia, India, and beyond.
Prior to assuming the Director role, Sarah served the Center as a Program Director, 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 incorporate a gender equality perspective strategically and intentionally 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.