Betsy McCallon

in Virtual Opportunities, United States

20+ years experience in designing and implementing strategies for global impact, mobilizing resources to achieve measurable, sustainable results. Building diverse, high performing teams is my passion. Finding creative ways to influence and inspire collaboration is at the core my leadership style, developed over many years in the global health and development sector as CEO of an international NGO. The focus of my consulting work is helping leaders create a strong sense of common purpose and vision, then engaging stakeholders to co-design and co-implement holistic approaches to realizing those visions.

Betsy McCallon

Areas of Expertise: Strategy, Organization Design, Change Leadership, Team Effectiveness, Multi-sectoral partnerships and movement building

Sector Focus: Healthcare, Social Impact Organizations

Languages: English, Spanish

Education: Bachelor Degree in Sociology, Master Degree in Sustainable International Development, Non-Profit Leadership Certificate from Harvard.

My Experience

Organization Design:

Led a consultative process, with more than 90 stakeholders, to re-evaluate and revise mission and realign staff and structure to support a new vision,

resulting in a more agile organization achieving greater and more measurable impact.

Multi-sectoral partnerships:

Co-led the design of a global strategy for reproductive, maternal and newborn health and helped galvanize hundreds of policy, program and financial commitments from governments, UN agencies, corporations and NGOs towards an unprecedented $40B investment.

Global Leadership & Effectiveness
Coached individual leaders and supported a multi-disciplinary team across 15 countries to translate global strategies to be fit-for-purpose in individual country contexts with vastly different operating environments, stakeholder landscapes and resources. Co-created KPIs to measure and manage performance.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

Initiated and led organizational transformation through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion assessment and action planning process, resulting in a new governance structure, a globally dispersed and diverse team, improved and transparent systems, and increased engagement in planning.

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