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Shawna Wakefield


Shawna is a facilitator, consultant and advocate who has worked on gender, racial and economic justice for over 20 years. She accompanies social justice leaders and their organizations to develop capacities for feminist leadership and organizational cultures of care, justice, equity and inclusion. She was Oxfam International’s Senior Gender Justice Lead, collectively leading organizational strategy, learning, advocacy /campaigns, humanitarian, organizational culture and accountability initiatives on women’s rights. She was Oxfam’s Regional Gender Advisor in East Asia, Gender Researcher with the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit in Kabul and Program Specialist with UN Development Fund for Women and organized with immigrants and refugees in the US. She graduated from the Columbia School for International and Public Affairs in 2000 with an MPA. Shawna loves bringing embodiment to her work, including through trauma informed yoga and meditation.