Georgia Taylor, Technical Director of WISE Development
For over 15 years Georgia Taylor has been working on several areas of gender in development – specialising in women’s economic empowerment, tackling violence against women and girls, improving women’s access to maternal, newborn and child health, and sexual and reproductive health, with a particular emphasis on equity in health. She has excellent leadership skills and extensive management experience within DFID as a senior manager in Policy Division (the Reproductive and Child Health Team) and as a consultant.
Georgia has significant evaluation experience with particular emphasis on women and girls’ economic empowerment into programmes and M&E frameworks. She has experience of integrating gender into three DFID Markets for the Poor programmes, providing organisational and programme gender training and transformational change within DFID markets programmes and within health programmes. She has also worked in Fair Trade and Ethical Trade programming.
Georgia was the Senior Gender Expert on GEMS4, a DFID programme to improve the income and employment opportunities within the wholesale and retail sector in Nigeria; Senior Gender Expert on ‘Evaluation approaches to women and girls’ economic empowerment’; Team Leader for research into women and girls’ economic opportunities and obstacles in Northern Nigeria; Gender Expert on DFID’s Toolkit on Women’s Financial Inclusion; and was the lead expert writing the DFID Guidance Note on Addressing Violence against Women and and Girls through Economic Development programming.
Georgia has an MBA and experience in private sector development, so is able to combine an understanding of markets and business with social development and gender expertise.