Karen Mathiasen is Data2X’s Senior Director of Global Advocacy. Prior to joining, Karen served as the Acting Executive Director of the World Bank for the United States. Previously Karen held several senior positions at the U.S. Treasury Department, including Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Debt and Development. In this capacity, Karen led U.S. policy engagement with the World Bank and other multilateral development banks. Karen is a strong champion of gender equality. While at the World Bank, she pushed for the adoption of ambitious gender targets at the program and corporate levels, helped launch the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative and expand procurement opportunities for women-owned businesses. Karen received her BA from Smith College in economics and her Masters degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.