Brita Fernandez Schmidt serves as the Executive Director of Women for Women International – UK and is the Senior Vice President for Global Partnerships (Global). She is an advocate and promoter of women’s empowerment, women’s rights and equality. She frequently writes about the challenges women face all over the world in the context of poverty and conflict. Brita is an in demand coach and public speaker. Originally from Germany, Brita went to school in Venezuela and has lived and/or worked in over 16 countries. She now lives in the UK with her husband and two daughters.