Kate Francis joined Nathan as a Principal Associate in the Economic Engagement and Private Sector Development practice.
A gender expert with over 15 years of experience designing and implementing women’s empowerment, gender integration, and social inclusion programs, Kate’s subject matter expertise spans women’s economic empowerment, human trafficking, child labor, gender budgeting, and women’s leadership and political participation. She has led research, strategy development, and capacity building initiatives with a range of international organizations, including The Asia Foundation, the Gates Foundation, and Plan International. She also has extensive experience engaging with government and multilateral stakeholders such as the U.S. Department of State, USAID, DFAT, UN Women, Asian Development Bank, ASEAN, and APEC. Most recently, Kate led the development and delivery of the Bali Care Economy Dialogue, a gathering of experts from across Asia and the Pacific focusing on building a resilient care ecosystem in the region.
Kate holds a Master of Arts in international development and gender studies from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in theatre from the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota.