Annelise works with BSR members across sectors to promote women’s empowerment through consulting, collaboration, and research. She supports the work of the Business Action for Women collaborative initiative.
Prior to joining BSR, Annelise worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), where she led the OECD Policy Dialogue on Women’s Economic Empowerment, a global multi-stakeholder community committed to promoting women’s economic empowerment. Her research focused on identifying barriers to women’s economic empowerment, women’s unpaid care work, and time use. During her time at the OECD, she worked on the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI), conducted research, and led trainings on social norms and gender equality. She also worked closely with bilateral donors to ensure that their development programming supported gender equality and women’s empowerment and worked on issues such as combatting sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment.
Annelise holds a M.A. in International Relations from the American University of Paris and a B.A. in International Affairs and French from the University of Georgia.