White Ribbon Alliance

Betsy McCallon
Executive Director of the White Ribbon Alliance
Started term: October 2012

Betsy McCallon, Executive Director of the White Ribbon Alliance

As Executive Director of the White Ribbon Alliance, Betsy McCallon is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation and developing plans, a dynamic team, and resources to deliver it. Betsy joined the White Ribbon Alliance in 2004 and has contributed to the growth of the Alliance from a loose network, to a driver for global attention and commitments to maternal health, to a focus on national advocacy and accountability. She was drawn to the White Ribbon Alliance because of its focus on local solutions to address issues of inequality and the huge potential for change.

Betsy has lived in sub-Saharan Africa and Central America and worked in more than 15 countries.

When she’s not working, Betsy spends much of her time outdoors – cycling, exploring the city, and watching soccer.