Greta Schettler is the Vice President of WEConnect International. Based in Washington D.C., Greta heads up global efforts to scale the rapidly growing organization, leads its executive management team and strategic direction, and develops a performance driven culture among its group of diverse talented individuals.
Greta, a proven executive and entrepreneur with more than 15 years experience, has a wealth of experience in designing and scaling efforts to advance women’s economic participation and entrepreneurship through development, trade, economic, and international business initiatives. Prior to joining WEConnect International, Greta was Senior Economic Policy Advisor in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues for the U.S. Department of State. In that role, Greta was responsible for elevating women’s economic participation as a U.S. foreign policy priority globally.
Greta’s leadership at the U.S. Department of State was key to the strategic development and expansion of over 30 major initiatives such as the APEC Women and the Economy forum, the Equal Futures Partnership, the Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund, the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program, and the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise. Her track record and dedication to sustainability has resulted in groundbreaking efforts on women’s economic participation in the G20, the G-7, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
Before joining the U.S. Department of State, Greta had considerable experience working across a variety of industries as a consultant in the United States, South America, the Middle East, and Africa.