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At Nesta Challenges, Janet aims to practice collaborative working every day - a diverse range of people energise and drive 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. Prior to that, she worked in other international development charities and in management consultancy.

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