About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

At Challenge Works, Janet aims to practice collaborative working daily - a diverse range of people energises and drives her to improve her work.

She is particularly interested in gender equality and female economic empowerment, entrepreneurship, and the environment/climate change and is curious about how these link into the wider story of poverty alleviation and economic development.

Janet has a strong background in business processes, programme design and implementation and direct client management. Before joining Nesta she was COO for the SPRING Accelerator, supporting growth-stage businesses in East Africa and South Asia to design products and services for adolescent girls. Before that, she worked in other international development charities and management consultancy.

Outside of work Janet enjoys yoga and boxing - a combination that offers a surprising balance!

You can connect with Janet on LinkedIn here.