Charity Tooze is a results-driven social impact leader who brings a diverse set of skills to each project. She has extensive experience directing and leading impact strategies, partnerships, organizational growth, and strategic communications.
Charity has successfully secured millions of dollars for critical social issues and has experience working with corporations, government, foundations, NGO's, and hybrid platforms. She is equally comfortable working with the C-suite as she is individuals impacted by social and environmental issues. Charity resurrected UNHCR's U.S. celebrity engagement platform, managed media outreach in the U.S. for Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the U.N., when he headed UNHCR and communication tactics that led to two U.S. policy changes. She partnered with Jeff Skoll, Participant Media, Fox Searchlight, and the Malala Fund directing the global Students Stand #withMalala campaign in 10 countries, surpassing the project's goals, and scaling Participant Media's international campaign capacity. She worked with Equal Access International to develop a new organizational strategy. This involved relaunching the brand and writing the organization's first gender equality strategy increasing the organization's credibility, funding, and generating new opportunities. At Edelman, Charity was a lead voice on international and gender projects for the Business + Purpose team. She led Southwest Airlines LUV Seat project upcycling 80 tons of leather, driving the poverty-reduction strategy for Barclay's Africa, and developing innovative gender opportunities with clients and the Office of Global Women's Issues, UN Women along with smaller local NGOs.
Charity is skilled in influencing, empowering groups, building capacity, and scaling impact. She is a self-starter highly attuned to culture and inclusion, knowing innovation and productivity come from teams where everyone feels safe to bring their whole self to the table. Charity grew up with a single mother and was the first to attend college. She is an anti-racist champion committed to a just and equitable future for all.