Martha Brady is a Senior Associate at the Population Council where she directs a portfolio of research and programming on girls’ and women’s health and well-being. Her work focuses on building the social, health, educational, and economic assets of young women. Ms. Brady has over 20 years of experience as a program leader, strategist, researcher, technical advisor, and evaluator of health and development programs worldwide. She co-created Ishraq, a ground-breaking education and second-chance program for girls in Egypt, spearheaded an award-winning girls’ sports program, and conducted pioneering research on the role of sports in girls’ lives. Currently, Ms. Brady serves as Director of RISING (Research Initiative for Success in Girls Programming), the first global operations research program specifically aimed at building the evidence base around adolescent girls’ programming. She is co- author of Investing When it Counts: Reviewing the Evidence and Charting A Course of Research and Action for Very Young Adolescents.