Asmaa AbuMezied is a 2023 Millennium Leadership fellow and a gender and economic justice expert addressing issues of gender, economic development, and climate change in Palestine. Working with organizations such as Oxfam, International Finance Corporation, Internet2, and Al-Shabaka, AbuMezied provides solutions and programs for women’s economic justice. Her work has been published in several outlets, such as Oxfam Policy and Practice, Gender and Development, Al-Shabaka, and the World Economic Forum.

AbuMezied is a co-founder of the Socio-Economic Institute, a Palestine-based think tank working to address issues of inequalities in fragile and conflict zones through centering indigenous knowledge and voices. Her focus is on gendered economic policies, women’s rights in economic sectors, unpaid care and domestic work campaigning, inclusive markets, and feminist economics in conflict zones. She is an alumna of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Initiative, a 2015 Atlas Corps fellow, and a Fulbright grantee. She has an MSc from the London School of Economics and is currently pursuing an MPA in development practice from Columbia University.