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HERproject Team

James Steady

James Steady


James supports BSR’s women’s empowerment work by implementing HERproject activities in India and Kenya. He coordinates relationships with local implementing partners that maximize private-sector engagement in HERproject.

Prior to BSR, James worked for International Development NGO VSO in Tanzania where he managed private-sector engagement across the county office’s programming portfolio. Other assignments for VSO included strategizing and supporting private-sector engagement in India and working directly with global private-sector partners in remote communities in Bangladesh on core business issues. He also previously worked for the Performance Review Institute on quality assurance and professional development in the international aerospace supply chain where he led market expansion efforts in Russia.

James holds a B.S. in International Development from University of East Anglia, where his studies focused on the role of the environment and people’s livelihoods in poverty reduction. 

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HERproject is Generously Supported by

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation C&A Foundation GAIN Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Takeda The Walt Disney Company UK Government What Works

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HERproject Mission

To unlock the full potential of women working in global supply chains through workplace programs promoting health, financial inclusion, and gender equality. Download an overview of HERproject. Download an overview of HERproject.

About BSR

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