Adrienne Germain is the Senior Advisor and President of the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC).
Since her pioneering work for women’s equality in the 1970s and 80s with the Ford Foundation, Adrienne Germain has reshaped global policy on women’s health and human rights. A skilled strategist and negotiator on U.S. government delegations to world conferences on population, women, and development from 1993 to 2000, she helped revolutionize the way the worldviews population policy and funding by making women’s sexual and reproductive rights and health central.
Under Ms. Germain’s leadership, the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) has created international policy innovations, led global advocacy for sexual and reproductive rights and health, and helped build local organizations in countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America.
In partnership with the Writers House, Rutgers University Department of English, the Institute for Women’s Leadership piloted Transforming Lives. This project combining filmmaking and interview skills to help our undergraduate Leadership Scholars learn from women leaders who are making a difference in the world. This documentary was created by Leadership Scholar Nadia Khan, Class of 2012 with the assistance of instructor Dena Seidel and IWL Media Associate Nicholas Salazer.