Katherine Fritz

Dr. Katherine Fritz serves as a trusted advisor to donor agencies, governments, NGOs and leading corporations on issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment. She leads research that helps build the business case for how private sector investments in gender equality can positively impact women’s wellbeing while making businesses more successful and sustainable.

She has over 20 years of experience conducting international research using a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative methods. Her areas of expertise include conducting evaluations of social and economic empowerment programs for women and girls, leading randomized controlled intervention trials and translating research evidence into practical guidance for program practitioners, policymakers and businesses.

Prior to joining ICRW in 2008, Katherine served on the faculties of Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of California, San Francisco.

Education: Katherine holds a doctorate in cultural anthropology from Yale University and a master’s in public health from the University of California, Berkeley. 
Languages: English (native), French (proficient)

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