Jamie M. Zimmerman

Jamie M. Zimmerman

Deputy Director, Digital Connectivity

Jamie M. Zimmerman leads the foundation's work to accelerate closure of the gender digital divide and enhance meaningful digital connectivity to improve the lives and livelihoods of women and girls.

Jamie joined the foundation in 2017 as a senior program officer for global partnerships on the Financial Services for the Poor team. In 2019, she became the team’s gender equality lead, leading the foundation’s work to increase low-income women’s economic empowerment through access to and use of digital financial services.

Before joining the foundation, Jamie spent several years as a senior consultant and advisor to several global organizations, including the United Nations and its World Food Programme and the World Bank. From 2006 to 2013, she directed the Global Assets Program at New America. Earlier, she served as deputy director of globalization studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, where she co-authored, with Dr. Susan Aaronson, Trade Imbalance: The Struggle to Weigh Human Rights Concerns in Trade Policymaking.

Jamie has a B.A. in foreign languages and international economics and a master’s degree in international political economy and development, both from the University of Kentucky.

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