Rachel Firth is the founder of Women in Dev, an international development conference taking place in London on March 5th 2020. She is the managing director of Global Office Consulting, which works predominantly with women-led or gender-focused development organisations and initiatives. She has been involved in policy formation for global health initiatives in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals, supported in the development of national strategies for maternal and child health, and delivered advocacy and programmatic work in health, education, and gender equality globally.
Women for the most part still deliver global health, while men lead it. The sector has a gender problem but also an incredible opportunity to transform outcomes — and these women are coming together to change the balance ahead of International Women’s Day.