Karen S.

United Kingdom


Over 20 years of experience across public and private sectors developing and managing programmes that work in coalition to tackle problems of poverty in new ways. Loves solving problems, strategising, innovating, networking, and getting things done. Confident speaker and writer. Experienced facilitator and manager of multinational and multidisciplinary teams. Currently consulting with organisations to improve ownership, accuracy, commitment and outcomes by co-designing their strategies with stakeholders, particularly excluded groups. Previously worked for a range of government, charity and corporate clients, including USAID, DFID, the UN, and Motorola. Was Executive Director at For Common Cause, a charity which helped people experiencing poverty to build economic opportunities by providing volunteer support, professional networks, skills training and cash transfers. Received two Master’s degrees in Political Sociology, and Social and Cultural Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). In 2015, shortlisted for Women of the Year in the Pioneer category by Red Magazine.


  • anti-poverty / social justice
  • charity
  • economic policy
  • writing / journalism
  • international development
  • united states
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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