Staff | Racheal Meiers (née Yeager)
Director, HERproject | San Francisco
Racheal leads HERproject, BSR’s global women’s empowerment initiative that creates workplace programs through partnerships with multinational companies, factories, and local NGOs. As HERproject Director, Racheal oversees more than 150 global programs promoting women’s health and economic empowerment in factories and farms in Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Pakistan, and Vietnam.
Racheal also manages BSR’s related work on women and sustainability, including research with the International Finance Corporation on programs and policies that support women’s equality and empowerment in special economic zones around the world. Racheal is a part of BSR’s Partnership Development team, on which she oversees BSR’s relationships with global women’s empowerment stakeholders.
Prior to joining BSR in 2007, Racheal held positions with USAID, the Social Market Foundation in London, the Balkan Trust for Democracy in Belgrade, and the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation at the University of California, San Diego.
Racheal holds an M.Sc. in International Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics, where she focused on conflict studies, globalization, and international development. She received her B.A. from the University of California, San Diego, with studies at Oxford University and in Siena, Italy.
Women and sustainability, supply chain, workplace programs, women's health and business, international labor migration, public-private partnerships, responsible supply chain management.
- Blog: To Make HIV/AIDS Education More Effective, Start with Empowerment
- BSR Insight: BSR Launches HERfinance to Improve Financial Literacy for Women
- BSR Insight: Improving Worker Well-Being: A Case Study of Levi Strauss & Co.‘s Supply Chain Approach
- Blog: Talking to HERproject Heroes in Bangladesh
- Blog: Women’s Empowerment and HIV/AIDS: A Call to Action on World AIDS Day