Sofía Sprechmann Sineiro is Secretary General at CARE International, a leading poverty-fighting and humanitarian response organization committed to social justice and gender equality. Sofia has worked for CARE since 1994 in several positions, providing leadership and support to programs in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. In particular, she has extensive experience in gender, impact studies, evidence-based policy advocacy, partnership and participation. She has a deep and broad understanding of alliances and networks that collaborate in the fight against poverty, of key issues and trends in approaches to development, and of the underlying causes of poverty and rights denial. Sofia is passionate about addressing gender inequality, having worked alongside some of the most discriminated-against and abused women to support their struggles, such as domestic workers, women working in the garment sector and survivors of gender-based violence. Throughout her career, she has shown an unshakeable commitment to the rights and participation of the people from the most marginalized, excluded and discriminated-against communities. Prior to her work in international development, Sofía worked as a Sociologist in the field of public opinion polls and audience research in Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from the Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay and an MSc in Epidemiology from the University of London/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Sofia is from Uruguay.