Dr. Rebecca Calder is Director and Founder of Kore Global Consulting, https://www.koreglobal.org. She brings passion and rigor to the challenges of increasing gender equality and advancing social inclusion.
Rebecca co-founded Kore Global Consulting in 2019. Her company is a feminist women led-consultancy practice, launched with her friend and business partner Emily Boost. In 2015 Rebecca’s work with adolescent girls was featured in Vanity Fair, and in 2021 Rebecca was named as one of the hundred most influential people in gender policy by Apolitical.
Rebecca holds a PhD in anthropology and almost three decades of policy and field experience in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific. As a feminist anthropologist, Rebecca applies her deep contextual understanding of intersectional identities and power dynamics, social and gender norms, and political economy issues to her work leading research, training, evaluations, designs, strategy development, and project implementation. She is increasingly marrying her ethnographic expertise with participatory design to create innovative and better ways to understand the barriers to and opportunities for greater equality and inclusion, and to apply this in the co-creation of solutions. Rebecca’s thought leadership in the sphere of girls’ and women’s empowerment has produced a significant body of cutting-edge analysis that has informed programming and policy for bilateral and multilateral agencies, country governments, non-profits, and the private sector.
Through the provision of strategic, evidence-based and creative counsel, she has supported over 100 social impact enterprises across the world deepen their impact on women, girls and other underserved populations; supported the development of more impactful feminist advocacy and movement building strategies; and strengthened local qualitative research capacity in numerous countries across East Africa and South and South East Asia.
She brings her passion and experience to her company leadership and to her work with partners and communities. Rebecca is a Board Member of KadAfrica, a social impact enterprise that works with Ugandan adolescent girls and young women. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking, climbing, travel, and spending time with family and friends.
International Society of Female Professionals Member, Rebecca Calder, can be found on the Association Directory, where she is looking forward to networking with you.