Irit Tamir is the director of Oxfam America’s private sector department. In her role, she is focused on working with companies to ensure that their business practices result in positive social and environmental impacts for vulnerable communities throughout the world. Tamir leads Oxfam America’s work on business and development including shareholder engagement, value chain assessments, and collaborative advocacy initiatives, such as the successful “Behind the Brands” campaign. Tamir is co-author of <em>Community Voice in Human Rights Impact Assessments</em> and has contributed to numerous reports at Oxfam focused on business and human rights issues. She is a frequent commentator on agricultural policies, labor, human rights, and their intersection with business. Tamir has had years of experience in government relations and is a former prosecutor who supervised civil rights prosecutions and hate crimes.
I felt this conference was life changing. I am truly inspired and am plotting both career and personal changes to live up to the great lessons I learned. Both the sessions and the networking were vital.