Ingrid is an anthropologist who is most “at home” in multi-cultural environments where she is constantly curious and humbled by the diversity of our human experiences.


She has 10 years of professional experience designing, managing and carrying out collaborative research, training and advocacy projects focused on women’s rights and gender equality. Most recently she worked as Gender Policy Manager at the World Wide Web Foundation where her projects focused on closing the gender gap in technology, data and policymaking – working with gender and digital rights researchers & activists, UN agencies, donors and policymakers in 20 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America.


Prior to joining the Web Foundation, Ingrid coordinated a research network of anthropologists across Africa. She has also worked on projects, fieldwork and fundraising in the areas of organisational and social development, education, refugees and conviviality in communities of diversity.


Ingrid holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Cape Town.


Her specialisation is gender research, training and facilitation, including: research design and methodology, human rights assessments, digital ethnography, in-depth interviews, focus group discussions, gender policy and strategy, organisational development and sustainability, M&E.