Erinn Benedict serves as a Program Officer for the Center for Women’s Economic Empowerment (CWEE), where she manages a portfolio of projects geared toward enhancing women’s economic opportunity around the globe. In her previous role at the organization, Benedict was the Associate Program Officer for Afghanistan and Turkey on the Middle East and North Africa team and supported projects related to women’s economic empowerment, freedom of information, and anti-corruption. Benedict leads the State Department’s Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) portfolio, as well as the National Endowment for Democracy’s South Asia Regional Network (RNBWO) for women’s business associations, at CWEE. Prior to CIPE, Benedict was a Project Assistant at the National Democratic Institute for the Central and Eastern Europe team where she assisted on democratic and political party strengthening initiatives. Benedict holds a BA in International Relations from Boston University and a MSc in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh.