Sally Yacoub

Sally Yacoub

Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment Advisor

Sally Yacoub is a passionate, multicultural international expert in gender equality and women’s economic empowerment with over 19 years of experience. She has provided technical and strategic advice on gender equality, diversity, equity, and inclusion to USAID, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Deloitte, Médecins Sans Frontières, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, among others. Sally’s work has focused on conducting gender assessments and designing and delivering strategies, research, and project interventions to promote gender equality and the inclusion of under-represented groups. She has profound experience designing and delivering training and awareness-raising materials on gender equality, diversity, equity, and inclusion for different target audiences. 

As an expert for the Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) initiative, Sally is working collaboratively with Tunisia’s Ministry of Women, Family, Children, and Seniors to support the launch and development of a National Programme for Women’s Entrepreneurship and Gender-Sensitive Investment. This partnership focuses on fostering capacities and is centered on gender-centric services design and delivery that will benefit entrepreneurs to become pioneers in their field.  

Sally is driven by contributing to a more equitable global society. Throughout her career, her projects and strategies emphasized gender-responsive and inclusive context/market analysis, product and services, resource allocation, monitoring, evaluation, learning, reporting, and communication. Her experience spans across development and humanitarian contexts in areas/sectors such as entrepreneurship, financial inclusion, agriculture, economic development, energy, education, youth employment, SME finance, and others. 

Based in Quebec, Canada, Sally holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and International Education Management with a master’s thesis on gender mainstreaming in the United Nations.