Elissa Goldenberg

Elissa oversees BSR’s collaborative initiatives to drive company action on women’s empowerment. She manages Business Action for Women and is the business partnerships manager for DFID’s recently launched Work and Opportunities for Women program.

Previously, Elissa managed buyer engagement and communications for BSR’s HERproject. She 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 a 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. She is currently pursuing an Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change degree at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.


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