Lizzette is an international expert helping cities to be more inclusive and responsive to women needs. Throughout her career, she has been actively engaged with international organizations, city authorities, civil society organizations, the academia and the private sector to find concrete solutions to the main challenges women face in cities around the globe including safety, autonomous mobility and participation in decision-making.
Presently, Lizzette Soria works as a Technical Specialist in UN Women providing technical advice to international and country policy and programming in the Latin America Region, Asia, Europe and the Pacific region. Prior to joining UN Women, Lizzette has also worked as a gender expert in the design and evaluation of women’s mobility and safety initiatives in Papua New Guinea, Honduras, Mexico, India, Jordan, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Tanzania and Kenya holding previous posts at the International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW), the World Resources Institute (WRI), and Oxfam
Lizzette graduated in Urban Development from the Technical University of Darmstadt, in Germany awarded by the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, and holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and international development from McGill University.