Caroline Hubbard is a seasoned trainer and expert in women’s political participation and is the senior technical advisor on gender and democracy at NDI, where she has worked for over five years to support the aspirations of women to participate and lead in legislatures, political parties, electoral processes and civil society. Since starting at NDI, Ms. Hubbard has helped the Institute to create innovative strategies and tools to engage women as equal and active partners in shaping and leading inclusive democratic societies, including the institute’s theory of change for developing gender equitable democracy and the Not The Cost initiative to combat violence against women in politics. Caroline is currently leading NDI’s Votes Without Violence campaign. Launched in 2015, it is building awareness and collecting data on violence against women in election through NDI’s support to citizen election observation around the world.
Ms. Hubbard’s dedication to gender equality and women’s empowerment has taken her to over 25 countries where she has supported women to have a voice in political transitions, strengthened institutional demand for female leaders, and guided activists to advance women’s interests. Caroline has a B.A. in cultural anthropology and French language from the University of Texas at Austin. She received her master's degree in public policy and women's studies from George Washington University.