Shelley Martin is a Project Manager in the Advisory Practice of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW Advisors) where her work as a Gender and Business Specialist focuses on gender-smart investing and gender at work. She has conducted social and business impact evaluations, researched and written technical reports, and designed practical tools to help private equity investors, start-ups, corporations, nonprofits, and public institutions leverage gender intelligence across workplaces and value chains. Industries of focus span clean energy, STEM and infrastructure, as well as garment, agriculture, and education. Prior to joining ICRW Advisors, she advanced global gender inclusion with Value for Women, where she worked with the World Bank, the UK Department for International Development, the United Nations International Labour Organization, and other agencies and impact investors to research and build evidence in support of women’s participation and leadership. Before relocating to Washington, D.C., Shelley was based in East Africa for seven years, where she engaged with a diverse collection of local and international organizations conducting research on gender & development programs in 10 countries. Hailing from Atlanta, she earned her Master’s degree in International Development with a concentration on Africa from Eastern University, and her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Poverty Studies from Furman University.