Gender Equality Solutions

Consulting for a more equitable world


About Us

Why Us?


Achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls is not only a global goal, it is fundamental to the success of global health and development programming. We can help ensure your programs are not only effective, but that they also contribute toward a more gender-equitable world. 

To ensure the success of our mutual work, we're selective about who we work with. We want to make sure we’re the right fit for you, and that we can give you the time and guidance you deserve.   

Our Approach


We'll work with you and your partners to design, assess and improve programs and policies, integrate gender throughout your thinking and doing, and identify ways to most effectively use evidence to make an impact. After an initial consultation to identify your needs, we will provide you with a project plan that lays out timelines and deliverables. Our engagement can range from a few hours to months. Our goal is to meet your needs and ensure your success.  



With more than 25 years of experience in philanthropy, civil society and government, Dr. Suzanne Petroni is a globally recognized expert in gender equity and the health and rights of women and youth. Through Gender Equality Solutions, Suzanne now provides strategic advice and consultation services to help donors, governments and civil society design and implement outstanding and gender-equitable global health and development programs.  

Suzanne Petroni, Principal & Owner

A strategic thinker and policy expert, Suzanne offers strong advocacy, research utilization, program design, evaluation, communications, analytical, grantmaking and capacity building skills. She brings passion and vast experience working for, advising and collaborating with non-governmental, bilateral and multilateral agencies, foundations, the media and governments on issues related to gender equality and the health, rights and meaningful engagement of women, girls and young people globally.

Suzanne's clients at Gender Equality Solutions have included Girls Not Brides, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, the Overseas Development Institute, the University of Melbourne, UC Berkeley, Georgetown University, the Girls First Fund, the Population Council, and the Lancet Standing Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing, for whom she has synthesized evidence; reviewed grant portfolios; evaluated grant proposals; managed grants; written briefs, talking points, articles, proposals and reports; conducted interviews; developed and delivered presentations; organized and facilitated meetings, trainings, workshops and webinars; and advised on gender-related issues, including the integration of gender 

into policies and programs.     

Lancet profile of Suzanne (pdf)


Suzanne's bio (pdf)


Suzanne's CV (pdf)


Contact Us

Gender Equality Solutions

+1 (202) 341-6464