Ertharin Cousin, Former Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme.
"Women make the difference in all the communities that we serve. When we’re realistic, even in our households, women have big voices. When it comes to what children are fed, women make the difference.”
"I like to say I’m a good strategist who’s surrounded by great operators and great programme people. I don’t suggest that I’m a logistical expert; I’ve been credited very generously by those I work with as being a problem solver. We begin every day here with the senior staff sitting around the table looking at the operational, administrative and strategic challenges that we have what decisions we need to make to help those on the ground who are the backbone of this organization, to ensure that they can perform their work. I’m a good team builder and I pride myself on being a great coach and having a team that has the right tools – whether it’s the human capacity, the technical capacity or the financial capacity – to perform the work. Then I have to be smart enough to not get in the way when they’re working.”
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