Pamela Reeves

Senior Fellow, Brown University & Senior Advisor, Office of Melinda Gates
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Pamela Reeves advises international organizations, foundations, and companies on building public-private partnerships and developing gender strategies to achieve both business and public purpose results. She is the Senior Advisor for Gender Strategy to the Executive Office of Melinda Gates, and she is the former Director of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s International Fund for Women and Girls at the United States Department of State.

Reeves is a Trustee of Brown University, where she also serves as a Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs and teaches on global women’s issues. She has served as senior advisor to the Nike Foundation, where she created the Girl Declaration program and built international support for a global development agenda for adolescent girls. She advised the United Nations Foundation’s Data 2x program, and, earlier in her career, served as the U.N.’s human rights officer in Liberia during that country’s civil war. She served as director for new initiatives at the International Foundation for Election Systems; and as advisor to the election commissions of Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Curacao, Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, and the Palestinian Authority.

Pamela Reeves is a member of the boards of directors of Women for Women International and the Kakenya Center for Excellence in Kenya. She is a frequent speaker at the Aspen Institute. She holds a B.A. in international relations from Brown University and an M.A. in international relations from Yale University.