David Wofford is senior director of the Private Sector Action for Women’s Health and Empowerment initiative of the Universal Access Project. This initiative is working with companies, suppliers and NGOs on corporate commitments to expand the access of women workers to programs services and information on reproductive health, protections against violence and harassment, and economic empowerment. The initiative has secured over 15 commitments from global brands, regional manufacturers, and local businesses.
David brings more than 20 years’ experience on policies and programs to improve workplace health for women and men workers and promote systemic change at the global and workplace levels. As a executive vice president at Meridian Group International, Inc., he implemented women’s health initiatives for a range of USAID-funded global and country projects, ranging from Haiti to Egypt, Kenya and Tanzania, to Bangladesh, Cambodia and the Philippines.
David has partnered on worker health projects with organizations like Business for Social Responsibility, Levi Strauss & Co., Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the Better Work program and the UN Foundation. Previously, he worked at the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank, and held senior positions in the U.S. Government, including the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the White House. A graduate of Duke University, he has a master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism