Emily Bove is examining the advancement of feminist leadership in the development sector. Emily is a women’s rights advocate and feminist leader who has focused on advancing a bottom-up and grassroots-led vision of social change. Throughout her career, Emily has supported grassroots communities, leaders, and organizations to be meaningful participants -- heard, recognized and included -- in the international development sector. As Executive Director of Women Thrive Alliance, a DC-based global advocacy network of over 300 grassroots women’s rights and gender equality organizations, Emily led one of the first grassroots-led initiatives focusing on holding governments and the UN accountable for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and SDG5 on gender equality. She also worked closely with the philanthropic sector to ensure SDGphilanthropy invested in grassroots leaders and organizations.