Last week’s crowdhall invited five women thought leaders in development recruiting and HR

1. How can companies and NGOs provide leadership development opportunities for women that encourage them to go after higher-level positions?

While working in the field, Kelly Cronen, gender practice director for Chemonics International, noticed that one of the biggest barriers for women to pursue higher level positions was the issue of access to decision makers that can help promote women into these positions.

About the author

  • Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.