Emily Evans is the first Executive Director of the Women’s Foundation of Oregon – “a statewide foundation dedicated to using the power of women’s collective resources to make Oregon a great place for women and girls.”
Born and raised in Ashland, OR, Emily spent several years on the East Coast attending school and working at think tanks and philanthropic organizations. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College and a Master’s in Public Administration from Syracuse University, where she was president of the Women’s Caucus at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. In Washington DC, she helped launch the Women’s Leadership Institute and produced events featuring notable women leaders including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, NPR’s Linda Wertheimer, and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.
After returning to Oregon and taking the helm at the Women’s Foundation, Emily led the Foundation’s 2016 production and publication of “Count Her In,” the first comprehensive report on women and girls in Oregon in nearly 20 years.