Emma Smith is a Senior Careers Reporter at Devex, based in Barcelona. She focuses on bringing the latest career and hiring trends, tips, and insights to our global development community. Emma has a background in journalism and, in addition to writing for news publications, has worked with organizations focusing on child rights and women’s rights in sustainable development.
In the second episode of DevProWomen2030, a six-part audio series, Devex talks to Nasra Ismail, deputy director of the Somalia NGO Consortium, about the skills the next generation of women will need to reach executive level positions in development.
From a lack of allies to the negative impact risk-taking could have on their peers, Devex takes a look at some of the barriers and biases facing women of color in landing leadership roles in global dev.
As part of an ongoing conversation looking at women in STEM in development, and in honor of this month's International Day of Girls in ICT, Devex hears from three dynamic women bringing their skills and innovative thinking to the sector.