Elissa manages buyer engagement and communications for BSR’s HERproject—a program empowering women working in global supply chains through workplace programs on health, financial inclusion, and positive gender relations. She also contributes to BSR’s growing women’s empowerment practice.
Through HERproject, she works closely with more than 50 company partners to integrate the program into their broader sustainable supply chain strategies. Elissa also played a lead role in developing HERproject’s suite of publicly available training resources, including the HERhealth and HERfinance Curricula and the HERproject Toolbuilder.
Prior to HERproject, Elissa worked with companies across sectors on human rights. She was also on BSR’s Communications team for four years, where she provided strategic marketing support and produced and gave direction for member publications.
Before joining BSR, Elissa was the communications intern for GlobalGiving, a Washington, D.C.-based international development nonprofit.
Elissa holds a B.A. in Political Economies of Industrial Societies from the University of California, Berkeley.