Jenn Williamson

Dr. Jenn Williamson

Dr. Jenn Williamson is senior director of gender and social inclusion at ACDI/VOCA, where she manages a global team of gender advisors and oversees organizational equity and inclusion strategies, including ACDI/VOCA’s Gender Policy. Her career spans academia and international development throughout multiple sectors, such as economic empowerment, agriculture, civil society, education, and gender-based violence prevention. An expert researcher and writer, Dr. Williamson has designed multiple training tools and resources in addition to publishing multiple books, articles, and studies. She holds a B.A. in studies in women and gender and English from the University of Virginia as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. in English, with a concentration in gender, race, and intersectionality, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

ACDI/VOCA Uganda RWANU woman with goats

Giving Women Goats: Why Gender Matters

When I was nine years old, my uncle gave me a calf. At least, I thought he did. It happened …