Karine Lepillez

Karine Lepillez is Global Director for Girls Education and Gender Equality at Room to Read and former Director for Gender Policy & Practice at Navanti Group, a conflict and peacebuilding research firm.

Karine Lepillez

Karine Lepillez is Global Director for Girls' Education and Gender Equality at Room to Read and former Director for Gender Policy & Practice at Navanti Group, a conflict and peacebuilding research firm. She has led and supported the operationalization of gender equality policies around the world, including as Principal of Inclusive Societies, where she worked with the World Bank, the United Nations, the U.S. Government, and other donors and implementing partners to address structural barriers to gender equality. A former USAID Gender Advisor in Pakistan, Karine designed the Mission’s Gender Equality and Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response Strategy and managed strategic partnerships to implement the U.S. Women, Peace and Security National Action Plan. Karine is the Founder of the Society of Gender Professionals (SGP), a non-profit organization of gender practitioners, academics, and activists dedicated to promoting feminist action and applied research, and raising the profile of gender expertise around the world. Karine holds a BA in International Affairs from George Washington University and an MA in International Human Rights from the University of Denver.