Cate Owren

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Cate Owren, Executive Director, WEDO.

"Cate has been with WEDO since 2007, when she joined the organization to develop the gender and climate change national mobilization project with governments and civil society partners. Serving as Sustainable Development Coordinator and then Program Director, she has had the opportunity to work across various aspects of the organization. Prior to coming to WEDO, Cate worked for various NGOs – both grassroots and international – on gender equality issues such as reproductive health and AIDS education, microfinance in Dominican-Haitian communities, and fair trade. She has work experience in West Africa and the Caribbean. A lifelong activist on women’s rights and environmental issues, Cate has a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the New School, where she concentrated in socioeconomic development with a focus on gender and women’s empowerment. She has an undergraduate degree in English Literature and Theater, and she was a founding member of a NYC-based theater company, with whom she wrote, performed and produced for 10 years." [1]

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  1. WEDO Who we are, organizational web page, accessed April 18, 2012.