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Tara Cookson

Tara Cookson is a gender and international development specialist with deep expertise in the care economy. She has been a front-line practitioner in Canada and Latin America, published research on inclusive social policy, and advocated for women in leadership through editorials and as a keynote speaker. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge where she was a Gates scholar and the founding director of a strategic initiative related to leadership development, now called Learning for Purpose.