Yvonne delivers technical assistance services to support small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurial ecosystem actors to take a gender lens to their day-to-day work. With almost 20 years of experience, she leverages her understanding of the challenges that businesses face to derive insights about the ways that a gender lens can be applied to streamline business operations and better serve consumer needs.
Yvonne brings to her work a background in social enterprise management, last-mile distribution and entrepreneurial ecosystems – including seven years of experience managing social enterprises in developing countries – along with a passion for supporting women’s empowerment throughout businesses and value chains.
She also has experience in launching social business accelerators, designing and managing innovation competitions, and managing and advising social businesses and small and medium enterprises in Africa and beyond.
Yvonne has a Master of Business Administration degree from the IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, a law degree from Georgetown University, and a degree in Public Policy from Duke University.