Women in Management Awards

Sarah Twigg

Program Manager
Women in Work
International Finance Corporation

Sarah is a gender, employment and private sector specialist with the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. She has over 15 years of private sector and international development experience, including with the World Bank, UNDP and as a commercial lawyer in New York and New Zealand.Sarah currentlyleads IFC’s gender work in Sri Lanka, where sheworks to close gender gaps to advance business outcomes and economic development. She leads projects with private sector partners focused on improving working conditions, job opportunities and leadership opportunities for women and men; increasing women’s access to finance and non-financial services; and supporting women-owned businesses to grow. Sarah also leads IFC’s global Respect at Work program, which is working to advance workplace responses to gender based violence and harassment globally.

Prior to her current role Sarah was based in Australia, where she led IFC’s gender work in the Pacific since 2014. Sarah co-authored the groundbreaking 2014 World Bank report on Women’s Voice and Agency, and the 2010 and 2011 UNDP Human Development Reports.

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