Sabina Dewan is Founder and Executive Director of the JustJobs Network, which she cofounded with John Podesta in 2013. She is also a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Center for Policy Research in India, and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. Before this, Ms. Dewan served as a Senior Fellow and Director for International Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress in Washington DC.
Ms. Dewan’s research focusses on strategies for job creation and workforce development. Within this domain, her research examines how technology, climate change, the energy transition, and the restructuring of trade into value chains are upending traditional employment models and the differential impacts of these forces on women and different socio-economic groups. Ms. Dewan works closely with governments, businesses, multilateral, and grassroots organizations providing critical labor market insights to help generate more employment, cultivate employability, and promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
Ms. Dewan’s vast experience includes working with institutions including the World Bank, the International Labour Organization, and the European Commission, as well as grassroots organizations in Sierra Leone, India and Western Samoa. Ms. Dewan serves on several global and local committees and has appeared in several international media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, US News and World Report, CNN, BBC, Al-Jazeera, TimesNow and NDTV.