IFAD VP: Career success isn't a mystery, it's hard work

Be there, be heard and don't be afraid. These are just a few of the lessons Josefina Stubbs, vice president and chief development strategist at the International Fund for Agricultural Development, wants to pass along from her own successful career.

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  • Elena L. Pasquini

    Elena Pasquini covers the development work of the European Union as well as various U.N. food and agricultural agencies for Devex News. Based in Rome, she also reports on Italy's aid reforms and attends the European Development Days and other events across Europe. She has interviewed top international development officials, including European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs. Elena has contributed to Italian and international magazines, newspapers and news portals since 1995.