MFWW 2020 Speaker

Charity Wallace

Managing Director and Sr. Advisor to the CEO for Global Women’s Issues, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

Charity Wallace is the Managing Director and Senior Advisor to the CEO for Global Women’s Issues at U.S. International Development Finance Corporation. DFC’s 2X Women’s Initiative empowers women and applies a gender lens by investing in projects that are women-owned, led or supporting companies.

Charity founded Wallace Global Impact, combining her expertise and experience to drive innovative, effective solutions working with corporations, individuals, non-profits, and foundations. She built cross-sector partnerships that addressed complex global issues, including gender equality, human trafficking, global health, national security, global aid and development.

Wallace was the founding VP of the Global Women’s Initiatives at the Bush Institute, and served as Sr. Advisor and Chief of Staff to Laura Bush. She developed and led the initiatives in the Women’s Initiative which aimed to improve access to education, health care, and economic opportunity for women and children in Africa, the Middle East and Afghanistan. Wallace served in the Bush Administration all eight years.

Ms. Wallace holds a Master’s in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tuft’s University. She serves on numerous Boards and Advisory Boards; and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.