Stephanie Dei

Stephanie Dei, UN Women - National Coordinator for the WE EMPOWER Programme of the EU, UN Women and ILO

Stephanie is the National Coordinator in Canada for the WE EMPOWER programme of the European Union, UN Women and the International Labour Organization. With an emphasis on responsible business conduct in G7 countries and women's economic empowerment, Stephanie regularly interfaces with programme partners and the private sector in Canada to promote the Women's Empowerment Principles in Canada. Stephanie also serves as Non-Executive Director at global frontier markets risk firm DaMina Advisors where she helped steer the firm's global expansion to Asia and Europe. Stephanie serves as Vice President of Finance on the Board of Organization of Women in International Trade -Toronto. Stephanie launched her international career as an investigative analyst at the Canadian Ministry of Foreign and International Affairs. 


With a penchant for visionary leadership and a yearning for innovative solutions to development, Stephanie co-founded Reconnect GH (a platform for connecting youth in Ghana with diaspora) and the African Development Forum at the School of Oriental Studies and African Studies, University of London. Stephanie is an active member of her local parish where she regularly supports women and children in the Merciful Moms Ministry. Stephanie holds a BA Honors in Political Science and Law from Carleton University, Canada, an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from SOAS, University of London. Stephanie is a mother of three energetic and empowered kids.


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