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Charity Wallace

Managing Director, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

Charity Wallace is the Managing Director of Global Women’s Issues at the Development Finance Committee. She is responsible for leading efforts to leverage private sector investments to economically empower women in emerging markets.

Charity previously served as the founder and president of Wallace Global Impact. She combined her expertise and experience to drive innovative and effective solutions working with corporations, individuals, non-profits and foundations. She built cross sector partnerships that address complex global issues, including gender equality, human trafficking, global health, national security, and global aid and development. She worked with organizations on strategic positioning, messaging, and partnerships that will increase their visibility, impact and effectiveness.

Charity was the founding Vice President of the Global Women’s Initiatives at the Bush Institute, served as Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff to Mrs. Laura Bush. Wallace developed and launched the initiatives within the Women’s Initiative, setting the vision and managing the policy engagement for the women’s initiatives. The Initiatives aim to improve access to education, health care, and economic opportunity for women and children in Africa, the Middle East and Afghanistan. Charity served in Bush Administration for all eight years, most notably as Director of Advance for the First Lady and Deputy Chief of Protocol of the United States.

Charity earned her master’s degree in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tuft’s University and serves on various boards. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.