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Lauren Rawlings

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

  • Business strategy and planning
  • Mobile money, alternative delivery channels, payment systems
  • Program design for development
  • Training

CAREER-DEFINING EXPERIENCES

First ‘real’ job was an 8-month assignment in Chad.

Trained women micro entrepreneurs from villages and small cities in India and Nigeria.

Conducted impact assessment surveys of beneficiaries of a housing guarantee program.

CURRENT LOCATION:

Washington, DC and Johannesburg, South Africa

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES:

Chad, DR Congo, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, United States

LANGUAGES:

English, French

EDUCATION:

MBA Boston College
B.S. University of Maryland

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY:

When it comes to being effective at work, I find it helps to have a hypothesis to test. When dealing with people: assume nothing. Don’t assume they’re just like you; don’t assume you have nothing in common. Have an open mind and take each person on her (or his) own terms.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Lauren Rawlings
Title: Senior Advisor, Capacity Solutions
Email: lrawlings@encludesolutions.com