Janine le Sueur
Janine le Sueur is the Vice President of Programs at the Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. Her key responsibilities are coaching Junior League chapters to better engage in community impact, the development of powerful community partnerships and coalitions, and train highly skilled women volunteer civic leaders.
Janine also has the inspiring responsibility of leading the Association’s effort to institutionalize diversity, equality and inclusion across the Junior League. She is passionate about work in citizen participation and empowerment especially in communities that have historically experienced systemic barriers to opportunities to thrive and prosper.
Prior to the Junior League, she worked for many years as a strategic advisor to community-based organizations (NGOs) in the Caribbean and Africa. She also had oversight over several large international development initiative funded by the European Development Fund and the Dutch Government. While in the Caribbean, she was instrumental in setting up the coalition of non-governmental organizations to establish funding priorities for the social sector as a response to resource scarcity.
She served on the founding board of a Caribbean nature trust fund aimed at the conservation of marine and biodiverse environments. She also supervised the restructuring of a regional Caribbean HIV/AIDS advocacy group to respond better to HIV/AIDS challenges and funding opportunities.
Janine mentored youth participating in a micro-enterprise training program as a means to alleviating adolescent poverty. She holds a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Cape Town South Africa, an MPhil in Land Economics from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and an MBA in Finance, Technology and International Management from the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
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