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Amy Shaw

Director of Development

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Koya Leadership Partnered with Innovations for Poverty Action on its Director of Development search. Our work resulted in the placement of Amy Shaw.

Amy Shaw’s Bio:

Amy Shaw’s career path traces two sets of interests: social justice and human rights, and the arts and humanities. A humanist and interdisciplinarian, she has worked on issues ranging from development in Africa to Roma women’s rights to promoting American craft and independent artisans.

Prior to joining Innovations for Poverty Action, Ms. Shaw was Development Director for the Northeast Region at Operation Smile, and served as Director of Development and Communications at Millennium Promise which ran the Millennium Villages Project in sub-Saharan Africa.

Before joining Millennium Promise, Shaw worked as a freelancer with notable organizations including Earth Institute at Columbia University, the International Center for Transitional Justice, and the Open Society Institute. She was also the co-owner and Director of Green Jeans, a Gallery dedicated to craftsmanship, sustainability, and conscientious living.

Shaw is a graduate of the New York University Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Humanities and Social Thought, and holds a B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University.