Rebecca Reichmann Tavares
A citizen of U.S.A., Rebecca Reichmann Tavares brings with her a wealth of experience to her position as Representative of UN Women’s India Multi-Country Office. She has served since 2009 as Representative and Regional Programme Director of UN Women’s Officer for Brazil and Southern Cone. Previously, Dr. Reichmann Tavares was Executive Vice President of Tavares Associates, an international consulting firm. She helped to found and was Executive Vice President of the New Americans Museum in San Diego, and served as Vice President, Programs at the San Diego Foundation in California. Following the transition to democracy in Brazil, Dr. Reichmann Tavares lived in Rio de Janeiro for eight years where she was a Program Officer with the Ford Foundation’s Rights and Social Justice Program. Before joining the Ford Foundation, Dr. Reichmann Tavares was Director of Training, Research and Evaluation for ACCION International, a global microfinance organization. A native of Southern California, Dr. Reichmann Tavares graduated from Yale University and holds a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has published several books, monographs and articles on race relations in Brazil, women’s rights, and microfinance in Latin America.