Emily Leys

Emily Leys

Emily Leys

Emily Leys Secretary
Independent Consultant

Emily partners with non-profit and public sector organizations to promote gender equality and increase their impact. She has experience leading global initiatives in education, gender equality and youth development in the US and over ten countries in Asia and Africa. Emily brings expertise in strategic decision-making, operational planning, and workshop design and facilitation. Prior to launching her consulting practice, Emily led Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program for over a decade.

Emily is committed to the empowerment of youth, and particularly girls, through education and the development of strong non-cognitive/social emotional skills. She earned an M.A. from the University of Cape Town in South African and African Politics and a B.A. in Politics from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Youth Speaks

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