Courtney Emerson is the Co-Founder and former Chief Operating Officer of the All In Together Campaign (AIT). She is currently a Strategy Officer with the Global Policy & Advocacy team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to her role at the Gates Foundation, Courtney was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, where her work focused on culture & change as well as capability building.
As inaugural COO of AIT, Courtney led partnerships, programming and managed day-to-day operations. She designed and launched AIT’s advocacy curriculum, which has reached thousands of women across the country and continues to drive AIT’s educational programming. Prior to co-founding AIT, Courtney was a Vice President at the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), where she advised Fortune 500 and global companies on the design and delivery of diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Courtney has spoken at conferences and companies around the country, including Facebook, The Wing, Lyft, Oxford University’s Power Shift Summit, the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum, the YWCA of NYC and others. She has written for Refinery29, OZY, Huffington Post, The Hill, and New York Daily News. Courtney is also the author of “After You Vote: A Woman’s Guide to Making an Impact, from Town Hall to Capitol Hill,” published by BenBella Books in January 2021.
Courtney began her career as a research assistant to Professor Amaney Jamal, Edward S. Sanford Professor of Politics at Princeton University. She graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in Politics and certificate in Near Eastern Studies. Courtney currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their Great Pyrenees mix, Banana.