Our Specialists.

Director, Innovation at Scale Lauren Behr

Lauren Behr is a business strategist with 12 years of experience designing organizational systems that promote innovation and transformation in the international development context. Currently, she leads efforts to identify, develop, co-create, and scale novel solutions within Chemonics’ innovation ecosystem, and oversees standards for scaled impact. Ms. Behr also leads Chemonics’ Lead Scale partnership with the UNLEASH Global Innovation Lab, serving as both an innovation advisory board member and a member of the Secretariat’s Innovation team. Since 2019, she has supported the co-creation and development of UNLEASH+, a pre-accelerator for youth-driven, early stage social impact ventures, and provides input on other UNLEASH programs. She also has specialized expertise in the design, implementation, and management of ISO 9001:2015-certified quality management systems for the professional services and supply chain sectors. Ms. Behr has extensive experience in organizational design and is a Prosci-certified change management practitioner. She holds an MBA from Columbia University.

by Lauren Behr


3 Lessons for Empowering Youth to Drive Sustainable Change Through Innovation

Join UNLEASH and Chemonics during the closing event of the upcoming Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit on October 29 at 10:15 a.m. EDT to observe our innovation skills-building session with youth attendees and listen to testimonials about how targeted investment in youth has led to sustainable development outcomes. Currently, half of the world’s population is…

The Quality Journey: Celebrating 5 Years of ISO 9001 Certification

When Chemonics embarked on our ISO 9001 certification several years ago, we didn’t know what we were getting into. Not exactly anyways. We knew that ISO 9001 would certify us as an organization that values quality management. We knew it would launch us into a class of companies and organizations that can proudly claim a…