Name: Kate Stanley
Organisation: Worldspinners Consulting
Role: Writer * Editor * Media Consultant
Country: United States
After 27 years as an editorial writer and columnist for Minnesota's largest newspaper, I've set up shop as a specialist in global development. Recognized as one of the nation's most versatile, daring and imaginative essayists, I write opinion columns, speeches and other advocacy materials for high-profile clients and also enjoying serving as a journalist educator/consultant. I'm happy to work with anyone who shares my passion for advancing a progressive development agenda. I'm conversant with a flurry of global issues and have written extensively about the U.N. MDGs and the many issues they seek to address — including HIV-AIDS, vaccination, child & maternal health, literacy & education, female empowerment, human rights, nutrition, clean water and microcredit. I've designed, led and secured major foundation funding for international study tours for U.S. journalists to South Asia, China, four countries in Africa and Southeast Asia. Experienced at securing media and policymaker attention for global issues, I have many contacts within the U.N., NGOs and governments. Prepared to Eager to serve as a media strategist and crisis consultant for private business, and nonprofits seeking help with damage control, heightening their profile or making a crucial case.