Originally published on Girl Effect
Virginia Rustique-Petteni is the Senior Director of Relationships of Girl Effect.
Virginia oversees Girl Effect’s global partnerships, communications, and advocacy. Joining the NIKE Foundation in 2013, she led its work on the Girl Declaration, an alliance of individuals and NGOs that successfully campaigned to embed girls in the 2015 development goals.
Virginia founded VRP Strategies, providing strategic advice to corporations, international non-profit organizations, private individuals and foundations. She worked in the White House in the Office of Legislative Affairs as a member of President Clinton’s team from 1996 to 1999, as special advisor to the US Ambassador to the UK and for Bloomberg LP. She is a Commissioner of the US-UK Fulbright Commission, an American Director of the Royal Foundation for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and on the North American Advisory Board for Chatham House. Virginia received her undergraduate degree in History from University of Chicago.