Janine le Sueur
Janine has spent most of her career building her experience around a commitment to social change, economic democracy, and community engagement with equity at the center. Her social justice background began as an anti-apartheid youth organizer in South Africa and she has continued to draw on these insights to amplify civic voices in disenfranchised communities.
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She recently served as the Vice President, Programs at the Association of Junior Leagues International providing technical assistance to local chapters on community engagement to alleviate poverty and systemic inequality. She trained women volunteers in civic leadership, equity and community impact, and held the inspiring responsibility of leading the Association’s effort to institutionalize diversity, equity and inclusion across the 291 chapters in four countries. Prior to that, she worked for many years as a strategic advisor to community-based organizations (NGOs) in the Caribbean.
She holds a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Cape Town South Africa, an MPhil in Land Economics from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and an MBA in Finance, Technology and International Management from the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
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She enjoys salon-style gatherings and is always up for a lively debate on history and global current affairs. She loves vegetarian cooking, biking, travel and connecting with nature.