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Sharon Cohn Wu

Sharon Cohn Wu

Regional President, North America

Sharon Cohn Wu serves as IJM's Regional President of North America, leading the strategy and teams responsible for IJM's constituent, government and corporate partnerships in the United States and Canada.

Sharon has more than 20 years of leadership experience with IJM. Prior to her current role, Sharon managed and led all of IJM’s programs in the field for 10+ years before she began pioneering IJM’s Justice System Strengthening projects. Sharon also led IJM’s anti-trafficking efforts in South Asia and Southeast Asia, including establishing anti-trafficking operations and implementing IJM’s first USAID police training grant in Cambodia. Most recently, as Principal Advisor on Violence Against Women and Children, Sharon led IJM’s center of excellence in addressing violence against children, trafficking, and intimate partner violence, and developed globally applicable best practices for IJM’s extensive programs worldwide.

Sharon received her B.A. with honors in Government & Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She lives in the DC area with her husband and three children.

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