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Gender Equality and Women's Economic Emp SALLY YACOUB

  • Place of residence: KIRKLAND, Canada
  • Clients: Women's World Banking, Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) at Accion, FINCA, Doctors Without Boarders (Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)), Value for Women, Swiss Capacity Building Facility (SCBF)
  • Email: sally_yacoub[at]yahoo[dot]com

Short introduction

A highly motivated and passionate multicultural professional with more than eighteen years of progressively responsible experience. Experienced Gender Equality Advisor and Project Manager with outstanding interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills. Exceptional ability to foster positive relationships with stakeholders from different backgrounds. Solid track record in providing technical and strategic advice on gender equality and social inclusion. Solid experience in conducting gender assessments and in designing and delivering pragmatic strategies and project interventions that aim to promote gender equality and the inclusion of under-represented groups. A self-motivated employee who consistently achieved exemplary results in planning for, designing, implementing, and managing projects. Experienced in areas/sectors such as financial inclusion, private sector development, youth employment, agriculture including aquaculture, and women’s economic empowerment.

Thematic key areas

Female economic empowerment

  • Empowerment of Businesswomen
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Private Sector Promotion and Economic Policy
  • Pro-Poor Growth – Implementation Strategies for Inclusive Growth


  • Non-formal Education

Multiple Discriminations

  • Age
  • Racism/Ethnicity
  • Women and Girls with Disabilities

Rural development

  • Agriculture

Social security

  • Micro-Insurance


Analysis and planning

  • Capacity WORKS
  • Creating Program Proposals
  • Gender Analysis
  • Operational Planning
  • Project Review
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Strategic Planning

Facilitation, Training and Capacity Development

  • Coaching
  • Conduct Trainings
  • Presentation of Workshops and Events
  • Training of Trainers (TOT)/ Teaching Methodology

Instruments of Financial Cooperation

  • Development Credits
  • Grants
  • Microfinance

Project management

  • Development of Cooperations
  • Leadership


  • Arabic Native language
  • English C2 Nearly native language skills
  • French B2 Independent language application