James Steady

James supports BSR’s women’s empowerment work by implementing HERproject activities in India and Kenya. He coordinates relationships with local implementing partners that maximize private-sector engagement in HERproject.

Prior to BSR, James worked for International Development NGO VSO in Tanzania where he managed private-sector engagement across the county office’s programming portfolio. Other assignments for VSO included strategizing and supporting private-sector engagement in India and working directly with global private-sector partners in remote communities in Bangladesh on core business issues. He also previously worked for the Performance Review Institute on quality assurance and professional development in the international aerospace supply chain where he led market expansion efforts in Russia.

James holds a B.S. in International Development from University of East Anglia, where his studies focused on the role of the environment and people’s livelihoods in poverty reduction. 

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