Emily Bove is the Executive Director of Women Thrive Alliance, a leading global women’s rights network that unites and mobilizes hundreds of grassroots women’s rights and gender equality organizations in over 50 countries. Over the past decade, Emily has worked in service of grassroots feminist leaders around the world, bridging their social justice agendas with key development processes.
Having joined Women Thrive in 2014 as a program director, Emily transformed a group of a dozen local partners into a vibrant 300-plus global community of advocates committed to and mobilized around the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 5 on Gender Equality.
As Executive Director, Emily has centred the voices and expertise of Alliance members in the DNA of Women Thrive's work and vision, challenging the status quo narrative of development and promoting a bottom-up vision of social change which includes and invests in grassroots leaders.
Prior to joining Women Thrive, Emily led gender programming work for the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ), the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the World Bank in countries like Indonesia, Cameroon, and Saint Lucia. She is the 2018 recipient of the One World Award for Feminist Leadership in International Philanthropy.
Sub-specialties: women’s movement building, grassroots and community-led efforts for gender equality
France Just Took Five Steps Backwards for Women's Rights
Medium [March 7, 2016]
Emily Francoise Bove, A Development Worker Against the Death Penalty
Cameroonian Media [October 12, 2010]
Terrorism's Impact on African Womens Long Walk to Equality
Women Thrive [January 21, 2016]
A Year in Perspective for Women in Burkina Faso
Women Thrive [December 4, 2015]
What's So Wrong With the Economic Argument for Gender Equality?
Women Thrive [November 20, 2015]
Analysis: Why Economic ‘Empowerment’ Is Giving Way to Women’s Rights
News Deeply - Women's Advancement Deeply [January 23, 2018]
In The Name Of Security, Advocates Are Kept Out Of The United Nations
Huffington Post [September 23, 2017]
The Urgency Of Re-Writing A Development Model Adapted To Its Time
Huffington Post [July 12, 2017]
The United States Government Just Insulted Gender Equality Advocates Around The World
Huffington Post [March 27, 2017]
he Revitalized Global Women’s Rights Movement is Coming of Age
Ms. Blog [March 6, 2017]
Expanding the Conversation to End FGM
Ms. Blog [March 3, 2017]
What President Trump’s Muslim Ban Means For Women’s Rights Advocates
Huffington Post [February 3, 2017]
Why Supporting Women’s Rights is More Than Just the “Smart Thing to Do
Huffington Post [January 31, 2017]