Edition 4 – Kimberly Marteau Emerson

Edition 4 – Kimberly Marteau Emerson

July 30, 2015 – SoundCloud HQ

Kimberly is a lawyer, civic leader and activist who sits on the Board of Directors of Human Rights Watch.

About Kimberly

Kimberly focuses on women’s economic and political empowerment, by working to create conversations about the importance of bringing women to the economic and political decision-making table.

She worked in President’s Clinton Administration as a senior political appointee and spokesperson for an agency now part of the State Department. She was twice an election observer in Nigeria, and has worked on relief projects in Sri Lanka post-tsunami and New Orleans post-Katrina. She is active with several international affairs organizations, including the Council on Foreign Relations. She has received several awards for her civic engagement. Previously, she practiced law, and worked in Hollywood as a creative executive. She lives in Berlin with her husband, US Ambassador to Germany, John Emerson, and has three young adult daughters.

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