Elise Fiber Smith

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Elise Fiber Smith "currently serves as Senior Policy Advisor on Gender for Winrock International and was formerly the Founder and Director of their Global Women's Leadership Initiative. She is also the Co-founder and Founding Chair of the Board of Women's EDGE (the Coalition for Women's Economic Development and Global Equality), which focuses on issues of international aid and trade with a gender perspective. Prior to that, she served as the Executive Director of the Overseas Education Fund (OEF), International, a leading international non-governmental organization in the field of women and development, leadership, legal rights and small business. She has originated and implemented programs in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the former Soviet Union and is a pioneer in the field of women in development. Ms. Smith helped found both Private Agencies in International Development and InterAction. She has served on several boards, including the International Center for Research on Women, along with a publicly appointed position as a member of the State Department's Advisory Committee on U.S. International Economic Policy. Ms. Smith is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Case Western Reserve University, and a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar." [1]

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  1. Former Directors, Sudan-American Foundation for Education, accessed October 20, 2007.

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  • "Biography", USAID, Accessed December 2006.