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Leadership Team

A. Lawrence Chickering

Founder and President

Lawry has dedicated more than 30 years designing and implementing reforms in government institutions to help promote change and empower citizens, especially the disadvantaged. He believes that citizen engagement is the key to reducing conflict in political life as well as to solve real problems. In 1999, Lawry founded Educate Girls Globally to promote education for girls by working with the government and key stakeholders to reform government schools. He is working on adapting EGG’s empowerment model to other development issues, starting with health.

Barbara Herz

Co-Chair of the Board

Barbara has worked for more than 30 years on improving girls’ education in developing countries. She served at the World Bank, where she launched the Women in Development division and then headed another division covering education, health, and population in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Prior to that, Barbara led the USAID division responsible for policy in education, health and population. Barbara co-authored the book ‘What Works in Girls’ Education: Evidence and Policies from the Developing World’ with Gene Sperling, former Director of the National Economic Council, for the Council on Foreign Relations.

Anjula Tyagi

Executive & Director of Programs

Anjula has worked for more than 20 years on designing and implementing reforms of government school systems and policies. She designed and implemented EGG’s first empowerment model to promote education for girls in primary government schools. Anjula later adapted the model for secondary school reform, addressing the issues of gender inequality, the achievement gap, health and employability of adolescent girls. She was employed as a research associate for ICRW, NUEPA, World Food Program, PLAN and was a Ford Foundation Fellow. Anjula earned her Master’s degree in International Education Policy from Harvard University.