Lauren Gula is a social sustainability leader with expertise in the areas of gender equality, diversity, equity and inclusion, and business and human rights. Lauren is currently part of the Care2Equal team at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), which is focused on mobilizing private sector action, innovation and investment to advance access to quality affordable childcare, as well as elderly care and mental health and well-being.
She previously worked for the UN Global Compact where she led the organization’s work on gender equality and managed a wide range of projects related to human rights, diversity, equity and inclusion, and social sustainability. Among other things, Lauren was responsible for: the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a joint initiative with UN Women; development of the WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool, a self-assessment tool for business covering the workplace, marketplace and community; and Target Gender Equality, a global programme focused on corporate goal-setting and action to advance women’s representation and leadership in business.
Lauren holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from the New School in New York and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Development from Dalhousie University in Canada.