2020 Leadership Journey Project: Every Ending is a New Beginning: Transferring Ownership of the 3D Program for Girls and Women to Local Partners in India
Sia Nowrojee is the Senior Director, Girls & Women Strategy at the United Nations Foundation. She has more than 30 years of experience in international and community development, including strategic leadership, program management, advocacy, institutional strengthening and capacity building, training, movement building, and strategic communications. Sia’s experience spans a range of issues, including gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, HIV/AIDS, education, pluralism and good governance, and localization. Prior to joining the Girls & Women team, Sia served as Senior Director, Global Community at Girl Up, a global leadership development initiative transforming a generation of girls to be a force for gender equality and social justice. Earlier, Sia served as the Executive Director of the 3D Program for Girls and Women, as a Senior Gender Consultant with UNICEF, and as Senior Technical Writer and Editor with the Aga Khan Development Network. Sia served as the co-chair of the Learning Working Group of the Movement for Community-Led Development and is a 2020 Fellow with WomenLift Health, a women’s leadership program. A dual citizen of Kenya and the U.S., Sia has a Master of Social Services (Clinical) and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (Honors) from Bryn Mawr College.