Courtney Bickert

Vice President, External Relations, The German Marshall Fund, USA

Courtney Bickert is an international development and policy executive with over 20 years’ experience across a range of sectors and geographies. Her expertise lies in organizational strategy, strategic partnerships, change management, and social entrepreneurship and innovation. Bickert has worked across multiple issue areas, including international health, economic development, human rights, and energy and climate change. She has served as an executive leader of several prominent international organizations, including the UN Foundation, and has professional experience in more than 25 countries in developing and developed economies. She has extensive experience working in partnerships in the for-profit, non-profit and government sectors. Her work at GMF focuses on building strategic partnerships in support of transatlantic cooperation. She has an international MBA and a masters in public policy from the University of Chicago.

"I signed the Every Woman Treaty because every woman and girl has a right to a life free of violence."

- Courtney Bickert