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Gender Equality

Strategy Leadership


Anita Zaidi

President, Gender Equality and Director, Vaccine Development, Surveillance and EDD

Anita Zaidi oversees the foundation’s efforts to achieve gender equality and is director of the Vaccine Development, Surveillance, and Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases programs.

Josh Lozman

Interim Director, Gender Equality and Director, Global Policy & Advocacy

Josh Lozman leads advocacy and communications for Gender Equality, the strategy for Melinda Gates’ advocacy and communications, and is the interim director for the Gender Equality program.

Katherine Hay

Deputy Director,
Gender Equality

Katherine Hay is responsible for the development and successful implementation of the team’s strategies on data and evidence as well as women’s empowerment collectives.

Jackie Jones

Deputy Director,
Strategy, Planning, and Management, Gender Equality

Jackie Jones is accountable for strategy definition, implementation, and operations; as well as investment planning and management.

Jennifer Okwudili

Interim Deputy Director,
Gender Equality

Jennifer Okwudili leads a team focused on policy, advocacy, and communications.

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