SEATTLE: Waggener Edstrom is partnering with nonprofit Mercy Corps and the Batonga Foundation to launch "Empowering Ethiopian Women and Girls for Peaceful Change."
The agency will implement a program working with 450 underprivileged girls in southern Ethiopia over the next four years, providing vocational education and skills training. The initiative was announced at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York this week.
The firm also hired Michele Clarke as SVP of corporate practice. Clarke previously worked for Brainerd Communications as managing direction. At Waggener Edstrom she will also serve as acting GM of the New York City office and will report to Jenny Moede, EVP of North America.