Anne-Marie Lévesque is the Gender Lead at FinDev Canada, Canada’s bilateral development finance institution (DFI), where she is responsible for the development and implementation of FinDev Canada’s Gender Equality Strategy. Her role is to ensure that investments bring leading approaches to women’s economic empowerment and the inclusion of women in private sector activities, including investment decisions.
Since August 2019, Anne-Marie is also the Chair of the 2X Challenge Working Group, an initiative of the G7 DFIs to mobilize $3 billion by 2020 to invest in women.
Prior to joining FinDev Canada, Anne-Marie worked as a consultant in London and New York at Ergon Associates, a consultancy firm with a focus on human rights, gender equality and development. While at Ergon, Anne-Marie provided strategic and technical support to DFIs and their private sector clients on understanding the barriers women face in accessing employment, finance and basic services, especially in developing countries. She also helped companies to implement gender action plans and policies to improve the gender-inclusiveness of their employment practices. Anne-Marie also previously worked at the Québec Labour Standards Commission and the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies in Montreal, Canada.