Emily Gilfillan is an international development practitioner with a decade of experience working in education and livelihoods programming for women and youth across Africa. She currently serves as Lead, Global Partners, Scholars Program at the Mastercard Foundation supporting its goal of empowering 30 million young people in Africa to gain dignified employment. She also volunteers as Program Lead for AdAmi Project, which empowers young mothers in Sierra Leone. Previously, Emily led mentoring and entrepreneurship programming at the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women in London, UK.
Emily holds a Master of Science in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Development from McGill University.
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