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Senior Specialist, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Practice Kaelan Sullivan

Kaelan Sullivan (she/her/hers) is passionate about supporting inclusive work places, programs, and communities. She has more than nine years of international development experience in gender and social inclusion integration, project management, operations, training, business development, and research. She currently serves as a senior specialist on Chemonics’ Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) practice. In her role she ensures projects and proposals are designed and managed to promote integration of gender equality activities, women’s empowerment, and social inclusion. This project support includes preparing and reviewing deliverables such as GESI assessments and GESI action plans/strategies; mentoring and leading staff trainings on topics such as gender mainstreaming and inclusion activities; and conducting outreach and communication activities. Kaelan is also a skilled facilitator, having led training in a variety of topics and having taught improvisational comedy at Washington Improv theater for four years where she is also a board member. Ms. Sullivan has worked in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe and Eurasia. She holds a Master’s Degree in Gender, Development, and Globalization from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a B.A. from Boston College in Political Science and Sociology.

by Kaelan Sullivan


All Health Care Providers Should Be Trained to Screen for Gender-Based Violence

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