Jana joined the International Women’s Initiative team as the Director of Partnerships in May, 2017. Previously, Jana worked and volunteered for various non-profits, including Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, which brought together grant-makers dedicated to enhancing democratic participation in all aspects of civic life; and American Gateways, a non-profit providing legal and educational services to impoverished and vulnerable immigrant communities in central Texas.
Jana earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Rutgers University and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Queen Mary, University of London. She has dedicated her academic, professional and personal life to international development and human rights.
DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY
Kamini Paul has more than 18 years professional experience in project management as an International Consultant and Adviser for Bi-lateral, multi-lateral and non-government organisations. Clients include the Department for International Development UK Aid (DFID), World Bank, European Commission, UN Agencies (UNHCR, UNWomen, UNICEF, OCHA, UNAMA), USAID, Oxfam. Kamini is currently a Trustee for the Farkhunda Trust, which is a London based charity, providing scholarships to Afghan girls to excel academically and professionally, allowing them to become financially independent and that their success will encourage and inspire other young women to pursue higher education.
Cristina has created, commissioned and managed multi-platform content for a number of publications and websites at Condé Nast, BBC Worldwide and John Brown Media. She grew up surrounded by very strong women, who became her role models and encouraged her to be aware of, speak up and act against any injustice and rights abuse, especially those directed at women. She firmly believes that we can all do something every day to effect a change.
Emmanuel Nartey, PhD in international law and human rights, now legal and business consultant in international trade, the global economy and corporate social responsibility senior editor. He is highly-motivated as the Director of Global Legal Review, and is dedicated to helping women realise their basic rights through international law and human rights law. He has experience in working within UNHRC, LLB and LLM field and providing exemplary levels of report writing and communication. Dr Nartey is committed to presenting legal evidence of laws and policies that adversely impact women globally, so that change occurs.
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & FUNDRAISING
As IWI's Director of Finance and Fundraising, Ferhan Frederick has over two decades of professional and diversified experience in the field of Finance, Grants, Logistics, Procurement.
Ferhan is fully motivated and supports IWI’s mission to raise awareness of the threats to the human rights of women across the globe and to promote and assist in the achievement of gender equality. By bringing his professional skills and abilities, he feels privileged to support the dream and vision of IWI.