Karen Guevara serves as the President of Equanimity Foundation (EQF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to inclusive, sustainable, and transformative global development. At EQF, she has led global development, security, and social innovation projects to advance the needs of underserved and marginalized communities in conflict afflicted locations such as Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Colombia.
With a diverse career in government, nonprofit, and the private sector, Ms. Guevara has spearheaded capacity building programs around the world. Her experience includes overseeing a law enforcement reform programs in Bamako, Mali; United Nations Peacekeeping program in Fiji; and conceptualized capacity building programs for the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Mexico, and Kenya.
At the Grameen Foundation, she worked on microfinance projects throughout Latin America. At the United Nations, she managed initiatives that promoted dialogue and peace missions from Russia to Ghana. Karen has worked for both the Departments of State and Defense. At State, she worked in various diplomatic posts including Turkey, Germany, Greece, and Botswana. At the Pentagon, she focused on Requirements and Strategic Integration and served as the DOD representative to the White House Council on Women and Girls.
Karen has many years of private sector experience working in management consulting, finance, and government contracting firms. She completed her academic studies at both Georgetown University and the University of Oxford.