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Ashley Lackovich- Van Gorp, PhD is an international scholar-practitioner who focuses on adolescent girls and young women. She has worked extensively with girls and women in conflict and low resource settings, married adolescents, life skills programs, gender-based violence and qualitative research in nine countries over ten years. Ashley manages her own girl and women-focused consultancy, conducting life skills and leadership trainings, authoring girl-focused strategies, developing in-depth methodologies, leading successful proposals, and conducting impact-assessments and evaluations. She is the founding executive director of Enhance Worldwide, a nonprofit organization that provides adolescent girls with access to educational and life skills resources. As a scholar-practitioner, she has taught university courses on her global rights-based practice and research and has been published in books and journals as well as by international organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme. She blogs for Girls’ Globe and serves on the advisory board of Women in International Security (WIIIS West).




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