Jina Krause-Vilmar

Jina Krause-Vilmar is an expert in women and girls’ economic justice.  She spent 13-years working in conflict zones and fragile states to create pathways and policies that advance women and girls’ safety and economic rights. She works at the intersection of gender, migration and poverty. Her research and advocacy has reshaped the way humanitarian assistance centers and serves women in conflict. In 2018, she co-chaired an international network of UN agencies and organizations to advance women and girls, and end gender-based violence.

She was born in New York City, in a Sikh immigrant family. She was raised by her mother in Texas.  She has a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and is now the President and CEO of Upwardly Global, a non-profit that eliminates employment barriers for immigrants and refugees in the U.S.


Represented by Stephanie Cabot.