Caroline Hubbard, Senior Gender Advisor and Deputy Director for Gender, Women and Democracy at The National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Caroline Hubbard is a seasoned trainer and expert in women’s political empowerment. She serves as the senior gender advisor and deputy director for Gender, Women and Democracy at NDI, where she has worked since 2010 to support the aspirations of women to lead in legislatures, political parties, electoral processes, and civil society.
Since starting at NDI, Ms. Hubbard has helped the organization to develop innovative strategies and tools needed for building inclusive democratic societies. This includes the Institute’s theory of change for increasing women’s political participation and the #NotTheCost initiative and suite of tools to combat violence against women in politics (VAW-P). As democracies face new challenges, including online threats, kleptocracy and increases in extremism, Caroline is ensuring NDI is prepared to address them with innovative gender-aware approaches.
Ms. Hubbard’s dedication to gender equality and women’s empowerment has taken her to over 25 countries where she has supported women to have a voice in political transitions, strengthened institutional demand for female leaders, and guided activists to advance women’s human, economic and political rights. She holds a B.A. in cultural anthropology and French language from the University of Texas at Austin. She received her master’s degree in public policy and women’s studies from George Washington University.