Watertown-Based Women’s Health Organization Names New Member of Board of Directors

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The following announcement was provided by Pathfinder International:

Pathfinder International is excited to announce that Nayé Bathily has joined its Board of Directors. An experienced leader in advocacy and diplomacy, Ms. Bathily has a deep and abiding passion for reproductive health and years of experience serving at-risk women and girls. She also possesses an acute understanding of public policy.

As Senior Officer for External Affairs and Head of Global Parliamentary Engagement at the World Bank, Ms. Bathily leads advocacy and high-level outreach to key governmental stakeholders around the world. While there, she helped create the World Bank’s Parliamentary Network and the International Monetary Fund, which aids lawmakers in advocating for increased accountability and transparency in development financing. She has also worked extensively within World Bank donor (e.g. Europe, U.S.) and program regions (e.g. Africa, Asia, Latin America).

In addition to her work at the World Bank, Ms. Bathily launched her own non-profit organization, Shine to Lead/Jiggen Jan Tekki, a youth development organization providing mentorship and support to underserved and disenfranchised high school girls in the poorer suburbs of Dakar, Senegal. She also serves on the Advisory Board at the Women in Africa Initiative, as well as on the Board of the Women Investment Club.

“Nayé’s tremendous passion for empowering women and girls and her experience working alongside country leaders and governmental and non-profit organizations like ours will help Pathfinder continue to bring reproductive and maternal health to women around the world,” said Rosyln Watson, Pathfinder International Board Chair. “We are proud to welcome Nayé Bathily as the newest member of the Pathfinder Board, and we look forward to her ongoing guidance and contributions.”  

About Pathfinder International 

Pathfinder International is a sexual and reproductive health and rights organization. Since 1957, we have empowered women to make informed choices about whether and when to have children. We collaborate closely with our partners around the world to address the unmet need for modern contraception, offer life-saving maternal and newborn care, and reach the most vulnerable populations, including those who have been affected by conflict, climate change, and natural disasters. Taken together, our programs empower millions of women, men, and young people to choose their own paths forward.

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