About us

Hacking gender equality & social inclusion
for a happier, more just world.

We believe early, action-oriented gender equality and social inclusion analysis is vital to tackling gender equality and improving efficiency and outcomes.

Equilo is the brainchild of a gender specialist, who spent years working in the field and realized that so many decision-makers would benefit from having GESI analyses that were done in a quicker way. This was just not possible with the traditional manual method, which often took several weeks to get started and several weeks to finalize.

 

Equilo was born out of these experiences. Helping you create change and overcome obstacles, we add value at every step by replacing old-fashioned research and project management with powerful online tools to enable clearer, faster equality insights that translate into action. The result: Inclusive communities. Positive outcomes.


Since its inception, Equilo has grown in scope and offerings, offering a range of free open source GESI analysis tools supported through the Equilo Foundation, and advanced GESI analytics products accessed via a paid subscription. Equilo does not replace the value of gender specialists, but it does provide data for decision-making more quickly and allows organizations to then use gender-specialists to refine and tailor their programs and interventions. 

 
 
 

Our Team

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Jessica Menon, MPP

CEO & Co-Founder

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Leads Equilo’s vision
and technical content development

Jessica is a social inclusion and gender equality specialist with 20 years of experience as a small business owner managing gender analyses and action plans in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Latin America, and Central Europe. She is seasoned in integrating gender equality solutions across sectors including clean energy, agriculture, inclusive finance, health, and infrastructure with practice adhering to gender analysis requirements of USAID, MCC, DFID, Sida, UNOPS, and others.

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Rachel Elsinga, MBA & MPP

COO & Co-Founder

rachel@equilo.io

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Leads Equilo’s funding strategy and business development

Rachel is a strategy and finance professional with 12 years experience in her previous career in corporate finance advisory and risk management with oversight of teams in Africa, the Middle East, and Central Europe. She is also a successful social impact investor with her two most recent investees including a US-based FinTech/EdTech company providing credit to the unbanked and a Netherlands-based company working on sustainable tiny house solutions.

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Emily McKinney

Data Manager & Developer

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Ezanne Tessendorf, LLB, LLM

GESI Research Associate

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Amy Tiwari, MPH

Business Development Manager

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Mwikali Kamami

GESI Research Associate

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Maelys Bablon, MPH

GESI Research Associate

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Catherine Work, MA

Technical Operations Manger

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Shula Kasongamulilo, MSc,

GESI Research Associate

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Clarissa Heger, MPA

GESI Research Associate

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Vanessa Rivera-Quiñones, PhD

Advisor

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Kabo Chanda

Data Analyst

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Nimisha Mascarenhas, MSc

GESI Research Associate

Muleya Sonde

Data Analyst

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Maxi Ussar, PhD

GESI Research Associate

Mercy Ngosa Katongo

Data Analyst

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Dr. Carolina Barreto, DEng, MSc

Advisor

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Sarah Rempel, J.D.

Advisor

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Ryan Anderson, MA

Data Analyst

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Jasmine Burton, MSc

Advisor

Mike Davis, MBA

Advisor

 

Our values

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Do with heart.

Move together.

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Wield prowess.

Dare to be outrageous.

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