Managing Director

As Managing Director and co-founder of Value for Women, Rebecca leads the organization in advocating for and creating opportunities for women’s economic inclusion, leadership, and entrepreneurship around the globe. With more than 17 years of experience in gender and economic development, she specializes in designing strategic, large-scale gender inclusion initiatives and partnerships across various sectors. Rebecca brings a unique understanding of how to match the needs and skills of women entrepreneurs with ecosystem actors to her work with banks, development organizations, corporate foundations, and government agencies. She has led sector-changing research and authored several key publications on the intersection of gender, entrepreneurship, and economic development.

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Director of Finance
Business & Gender Specialist

Norman has over 12 years of experience managing and supporting business development and designing gendered business approaches, with a special focus on increasing women entrepreneurs’ ability to grow their businesses through access to financing, business development, and expanded networks. He has worked globally to design and facilitate capacity development approaches for small and medium enterprises, International Non-Governmental Organisations, investors and others in pursuit of gender inclusive approaches, practices and methodologies that make business sense. An expert facilitator and skilled communicator, Norman has a keen ability to reach diverse audiences.

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Member of the Board

Giulia Corinaldi is passionate about women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship and technology and has built global, high profile, cross-sector partnerships in these spaces. Giulia played a pivotal role in helping the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women grow from a small startup into a global brand, serving as Mentoring Programme Director and interim Chief Executive Officer. In all of her positions she has worked to develop strategy and overall growth plans as well as forge strong partnerships among diverse stakeholders in women's economic empowerment. Giulia also served as Women’s Working Group Chair for the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs.

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