Julia Burchell, Senior Consultant, Partnerships and Insights, brings more than a decade of experience in digital for development, gender, and sustainability. With expertise in commercial innovations that reach low-income and marginalized people, especially women, at scale, she currently leads the Partnerships and Insights team at DAI’s Center for Digital Acceleration (CDA). Previously, she spent more than nine years at the GSM Association, most recently acting as the global lead on the GSMA National Dialogue initiative, which convenes mobile industry leaders and senior policymakers to identify how closer public-private collaboration at a national level can help progress towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. She specialized in gender and mobile before leading research into mobile value-added services and industry partnerships. Julia has a strong background in corporate communications, having previously represented organizations across the telecommunications, utilities, accountancy, and law industries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Nottingham and a master’s in writing from Goldsmiths University.