Asya serves as advisor across Value for Women’s global portfolio of projects, providing technical leadership and oversight of advisory engagements and deliverables. She is a seasoned expert in gender, metrics and impact investing. Asya has overseen the provision of gender technical assistance to fund managers, investors and small and medium enterprises in emerging markets, and has been involved in creating content, training and workshops for senior leaders in multiple organizations. As an advisor, Asya also supports the organization in growing its talent and skills base, delivering advisory, training, research, and tools development, and other activities.
Asya brings about 15 years of global experience to Value for Women. Before joining Value for Women she spent several years working in agriculture investments as part of Root Capital’s strategy and impact team, and directing the non-profit organization’s Women in Agriculture Initiative. Before that Asya oversaw evaluations for Innovations for Poverty Action and collaborated with Mexico’s Ministry of Social and Economic Development and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. She holds degrees from both Princeton University and Harvard.