Sarah Iqbal is a Program Officer in Global Development and Population at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Sarah is an expert in women’s economic empowerment and indicator development. She is responsible for grants to expand women’s economic opportunities.
Prior to joining the foundation, Sarah developed and managed the World Bank Group’s Women, Business and the Law flagship report examining the intersection between women’s economic activity and the legal environment. She produced indicators highlighting constraints to women getting jobs and starting businesses. She also provided guidance to policymakers on women’s economic empowerment in areas such as employment, entrepreneurship, and financial inclusion.
Sarah has published and presented on women’s economic empowerment. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature and history from the University of California Berkeley, a master’s degree in international relations and economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a juris doctor degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. Sarah is enjoying being back in her home state of California.