Sarah Henry

Gates Foundation

Sarah Henry is the Director of Global Programs within the Department of Pediatrics and Executive Director for the Gender Equality Center of Excellence at Stanford University. As Executive Director, she is working cross-university to build a Gender Equality Center of Excellence focused globally on addressing root causes of inequality.

Sarah has been serving as a Program Director for the last three years developing a portfolio on Gender Equality and has been seconded to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a thought partner to advance thinking around how to strategically and intentionally incorporate a gender equality perspective across the foundation. Sarah has more than 15 years of experience working in global health with a focus on maternal, newborn and child health. Sarah also served as the Executive Director and Dominican Republic Country Director at World Connect, a Boston-based NGO dedicated to improving the health and well-being of women and children.