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Katja leads ‘WeEmpowerAsia’, a joint programme of the European Union and UN Women, that aims to increase the number of women who lead and participate in private-sector businesses in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam, thereby advancing inclusive and sustainable growth along with stronger links between European and Asian markets through gender-sensitive trade and supply chains.
She has more than 15 years of experience in the private sector. Prior to joining UN Women in 2019, she was Director of Global Partnerships and Advocacy for Women’s Economic Empowerment, Inclusive Business and Enhancing Livelihoods at Unilever, a company she had served since 2003.
Katja is a member of the Advisory Board of Dharma Life, a social enterprise working to improve the quality of life in rural India through female entrepreneurship.