Winnie Wakaba

Economic Inclusion Manager, Northwest

Winnie Wakaba is a developmental economist with 10 years of project management expertise, leveraging five years of experience in gender-based advocacy, including financial inclusion & equity in emerging markets, in the nonprofit space.

Prior to joining the ECC, Winnie worked at the Department of Commerce as an Economic Development Specialist, FSVC as a Program Officer and in the Peace Corps, where gender equity and empowerment were her mission. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics from Union College and a Masters degree in Developmental Economics from Howard University.

Winnie was born in Nairobi, Kenya, where her family is from and hopes to return in the future. Her passions include international travel during low tourist seasons, closing all gender gaps, and watching everything on Disney+.