Ms. Joni Simpson is a Senior Specialist in Gender, Equality and Non-Discrimination for East and South East Asia and the Pacific of the International Labor Organization (ILO), based in Bangkok, Thailand. For seven years, she was ILO’s Global Coordinator & Specialist in Women’s Entrepreneurship Development and Entrepreneurship Education in Geneva. In her current role, she provides technical guidance and support on gender equality, non-discrimination and women’s economic empowerment approaches to ILO constituents and partners for policies and programmes relating to jobs and entrepreneurship. She sits on an Expert Committee for the Global Women Entrepreneur Leaders Scorecard. Over and above her work at the ILO, she has over ten years of experience in Community Economic Development and Community Credit micro finance, working on building accessible and adapted resources and advocating for inclusive services in Entrepreneurship Development. Her past experience includes work in micro-finance, social economy and youth employability. She holds a Master's degree in Cultural anthropology and she also has an Education degree.