Full Name
Job Title
Early Childhood and Private Sector Specialist
International Finance Corporation
Speaker Bio
Anita Gurgel has been an Early Childhood and Private Sector Specialist with the International Finance Corporation’s Gender and Economic Inclusion team since 2019. At IFC, Anita co-leads the new Care2Equal project focused on childcare, elderly care and mental health and well-being, following the recently concluded Global Tackling Childcare project. Anita joined the World Bank Group in 2014, working in pre-primary, basic, and technical education in Africa and Europe. Prior to joining the Bank, Anita worked in the private sector for eight years., where she led the regional corporate social responsibility department for Odebrecht Engineering & Construction, a multi-billion-dollar multinational. She has also worked with the Brazilian government, UNDP and UNICEF, and for nonprofit organizations in the US. Anita studied international development and economics at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and international education policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.