Meet Rebecca Rewald & Sarah Tuckey

Feminist leadership for me would be embodied by someone who (…) does the deeper work of knowing their power in a system that is set up to favor cis-heteronormativity, whiteness, and masculinity”.

Sarah Tuckey, May 2019

Feminism needs to be embodied at all levels of an organization, especially from those who are in formal and informal leadership positions“.

Rebecca Rewald, May 2019

We are a DIY project, please excuse the quality of the recording!

Rebecca’s Bio:

Rebecca Rewald is the “Program Advisor, TAP Grant and Gender” at Oxfam America, based out of Washington DC.  In this role, she serves as a gender advisor for a policy and advocacy project focused on increasing public spending for small-scale agriculture within five African countries and by three European donor countries, ensuring that women small-scale farmers are also receiving the benefits of these financial investments.  Additionally, she serves as the Lead for Oxfam International’s Women’s Rights Capacity Development (WRCD) Group, a cross-confederation team that develops resources to help build Oxfam staff capacity on gender. Rebecca has been at Oxfam for almost six years, and prior to her current role, she has worked with their Aid Effectiveness team, the Policy and Research department, and with the GROW Campaign.  

Rebecca received her bachelor’s and master’s degree from the George Washington University in International Affairs and International Development with a focus on gender respectively. She completed her graduate degree while working full-time at Oxfam, and while in undergrad, she interned at several organizations including CARE and Vital Voices.  Rebecca also spent a semester abroad in Bamako, Mali where she took classes and did research on gender, health, and community empowerment.

Sarah’s Bio:

Sarah Tuckey is the Advisor for Gender and Program Quality at Oxfam America, based in Washington, DC. Sarah’s role is cross-cutting across Oxfam America, where she supports policy and advocacy work on a range of issues by providing guidance on gender equality and women’s rights, and supports all phases of the program life cycle, from consulting on program design and grant development to implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Sarah also works closely with her Gender Justice team on transforming internal ways of working at Oxfam America to reflect feminist principles. Sarah leads Oxfam America’s Gender Resource Group and Gender Focal Points, ensuring they have the capacity to mainstream gender into their teams and are able to provide quarterly input into Oxfam America’s Gender Internal Change Goals.

Prior to joining Oxfam America in 2018, Sarah was a consultant specializing in Women, Peace and Security, and most recently worked on a UN Women project with the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders. Sarah has a PhD in Public Administration from the University of Ottawa, where she completed her dissertation analyzing Canada’s whole-of-government approach in Kandahar, Afghanistan through a critical feminist lens.


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