Kate Francis

Kate Francis is a Senior Consultant at Global Health Visions. A gender enthusiast with over 15 years of experience designing and implementing women’s empowerment, gender integration, and social inclusion programs, Kate’s subject matter expertise spans women’s economic empowerment, human trafficking, child labor, gender budgeting, and women’s leadership and political participation. She has led advocacy, strategy development, and thought leadership initiatives with leading international organizations, including The Asia Foundation, Plan International, Freedom Fund, and GoodWeave International.

Preferring to collaborate closely with community leaders, government officials, and colleagues in diverse contexts and countries, Kate is always looking for new ways leverage and adapt innovative gender and inclusion strategies across borders and sectors. She is also passionate about social entrepreneurship and business engagement, working with philanthropists, business leaders, and government funders to support new approaches to foster market-driven social good.

Kate holds a master’s degree in international development and gender studies from the George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree in theatre from the College of St. Benedict.