ICRW Welcomes Lauren Murphy as Global Director of ICRW Advisors

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Lauren Murphy

ICRW is pleased to announce the appointment of Lauren Murphy as Global Director of ICRW Advisors, the advisory practice of ICRW, effective Monday, April 19th.

Lauren comes to ICRW from Walmart, where she served as Director, Dignity of Women at Walmart.org, the company’s philanthropic hub. In this role she focused on mitigating inequities for female workers in factories and farms in global supply chains and enhancing Walmart’s ESG efforts.

During her career, Lauren has engaged in strategy design, philanthropy, corporate social responsibility programs, operations management, applied research, and impact evaluation with a range of partners, including multilaterals, investors, banks, global and national corporations, social enterprises, NGOs and nonprofits.

“As ICRW Advisors completes its fourth year, and in a context where the global COVID-19 pandemic has changed how and where work happens, we are thrilled to welcome Lauren’s deep and diverse expertise,” said ICRW CEO Sarah Degnan Kambou. “We are looking forward to learning from her fresh perspective as we collaborate with private sector stakeholders to address systemic inequities within the workplace and across global supply chains.

Prior to joining Walmart in 2019, Lauren held various gender equity roles at the Inter-American Development Bank Group. At IDB Invest, the private sector arm of the IDB Group, she advised companies on corporate gender equality leadership initiatives and was the lead architect of strategic partnerships and research. At the Multilateral Investment Fund  Lauren created gender integration strategies and financial inclusion programs for women in investments and grants. Lauren has field experience in Bangladesh and nearly every country in Latin America and the Caribbean, with extended experience in Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Paraguay. Lauren serves on the board of Global Impact.

“At ICRW, I look forward to applying my experience creating and applying research on women’s employment and entrepreneurship to develop practical, high-impact solutions in the private sector,” said Lauren of her appointment.