Gender and Sustainability Officer
As Deetken’s Gender & Sustainability Officer, Rachel leads gender assessments and strategic engagements. Her main responsibilities include identifying gender lens investment opportunities, leading capacity-building for project stakeholders, working with portfolio companies to develop gender smart business strategies, and expanding thought leadership. Rachel brings strong experience in social innovation after leading the design and execution of acceleration programs at Alterna, Central America’s first Center for Social Entrepreneurship, working directly with a diversity of social entrepreneurs and SMEs to drive sustainable growth and maximize impact. She also developed analytical capacities while advising top U.S. and international firms in growth strategy and transactional engagements at L.E.K. Consulting.