Mónica de Pinto Ribeiro Hancke – Women Deliver

Mónica de Pinto Ribeiro Hancke

Manager, President/CEO Engagement

Guided by intersectional feminist values and approaches, Mónica (she/they) is committed to transformative change in global development, building a more representative, equitable, and just sector that centers the experiences and leadership of women and girls, and gender-diverse people. Her decade-long career has spanned Nicaragua, Kenya, Tanzania, Guinea-Bissau, Timor-Leste, and the US, focusing always on movement-building, trust-based grantmaking, and facilitating gender justice advocates’ access to and leadership in global policy-making spaces.

Mónica joined Women Deliver in 2018 to support country-level coalition-building in Kenya and Senegal (through the Deliver for Good campaign) and in 2022 transitioned to the Office of the President/CEO where she now leads all things Executive Engagement and institutional project management as the Manager, President/CEO Engagement.

A “Third Culture Kid”, she hails from Portugal and Norway by way of the UK, the Netherlands, and she speaks five languages. Mónica now resides in Brooklyn, NY, USA with her wife and poodle. When she’s not pushing for policy-change, you can find her punching out the patriarchy on a boxing bag.

She holds an MA in International Development and Gender Policy from the Elliott School at the George Washington University in Washington, DC – USA and a double degree in Political Communications and Theatre Education from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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