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Value for Women Appoints New Board Members to Drive Gender Equality and Social Inclusion

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Value for Women Appoints New Board Members to Drive Gender Equality and Social Inclusion

Leading Philanthropy and Gender Equality Experts Join Accomplished Board of Directors

London, April 2, 2024 – Value for Women (VfW) is delighted to announce the appointment of two distinguished global leaders to its Board of Directors: Mr. Nicholas Colloff and Ms. Jackie Jones. They join a diverse mix of global industry leaders that will guide VfW to ‘make gender and social inclusion everyone’s business’ and improve outcomes and opportunities for 10 million women over the next decade. They join long-serving Board Members Alexa Segal, Ngwing Kimani, Katia Dumont, Rebecca Fries, and Richard Gomes to further enhance Value for Women’s business and market-building capabilities across borders.

Mr. Colloff brings over two decades of experience as a senior philanthropy practitioner, social entrepreneur, and leader in driving systemic change in complex environments. He currently serves as the Executive Director at the Argidius Foundation, which supports enterprise development in Africa and Latin America. He has extensive experience bringing multidisciplinary lenses to entrepreneurship, finance, mental health and penal institutions.

Ms. Jones comes equipped with a wealth of global experience in philanthropy and management consulting, with particular expertise in growth strategy, organisational effectiveness, and social impact innovations. She is currently the Director & Chief of Staff for the Gender Equality Division at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she leads efforts in gender integration, women in leadership investments, and strategy functions. She has worked in 20 countries across the globe and lived in Sri Lanka, Ghana, Tanzania, and Hong Kong.

We are thrilled to welcome Nicholas and Jackie to the Value for Women Board of Directors,” said Richard Gomes, Chair of the Board. “Their expertise and leadership will be instrumental as we continue to drive impact and innovation in advancing gender and social inclusion globally.

I am honoured to join the Value for Women Board and contribute to its mission of driving gender and social inclusion,” said Mr. Colloff. “I look forward to collaborating with the Board and management to achieve our ambitious goals.”

I am delighted to join the Value for Women Board and support its efforts to create pathways for sustainable change,” said Ms. Jones. “I am eager to see and support the organisation advance gender equality and inclusion in business and finance.”

Rebecca Fries, CEO and co-founder of Value for Women, shared her excitement about the incoming Board members, stating, "We are delighted to welcome Nicholas Colloff and Jackie Jones to our esteemed Board of Directors. Their wisdom, experience, and passion for advancing gender equality will undoubtedly strengthen our efforts to drive positive change globally."

Value for Women (VfW) is a woman-led global social enterprise dedicated to advancing gender and social inclusion in business, finance, and investment. Through training, research, advisory and ecosystem-building, VfW creates actionable pathways for achieving sustainable change across emerging markets. For more information, visit

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Value for Women is a global advisory services firm with a mission to promote women’s participation and leadership in business, finance and investment around the globe, with a focus on emerging markets.