Greta Schettler is currently launching a new social enterprise focused on expanding domestic youth education and connectivity to global arts, music and culture through an interactive platform. The platform will ultimately provide both engaging content as well as economic opportunities for artists around the world. In addition, she also serves as a consultant on gender equality and economic growth, with a focus on designing and scaling efforts to advance poverty reduction, women’s economic participation and entrepreneurship through development, trade, and business.
Prior to launching the recent venture, Greta served as the COO of WEConnect International, a corporate-led non-profit that convenes more than 80 global members, including multilateral organizations and Fortune 500 companies committed to sourcing from women-owned businesses.
Before joining WEConnect, Greta served as Senior Economic Policy Advisor in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues for the U.S. Department of State. There, she was responsible for globally elevating women’s economic participation as a U.S. foreign policy priority. Her leadership was key to the strategic development and expansion of over 30 major initiatives such as APEC Women and the Economy, the Equal Futures Partnership, and the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise. Her track record and dedication to sustainability resulted in groundbreaking efforts on women’s economic participation in the G20, the G-7, and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
Before joining the U.S. Department of State, Greta worked across a variety of industries as a consultant in the United States, South America, the Middle East, and Africa.