Sophia is an energetic self-driven international development professional with the ability to multi-task under tight deadlines. She has proven experience and success working with international and domestic teams on multi-million dollar bids for economic growth, governance, capacity development, and conflict mitigation efforts for the Middle East, Asia, and Africa for bilateral and multilateral donors. Sophia is an expert at developing fully compliant pricing plans and designing complex, multi-component budgets to meet donor proposal and reporting requirements. Her current work is on gender assessments for business enabling environments, MSME development, analyzing financial inclusion practices, promoting inter-firm cooperation for vertical and horizontal linkages, firm-level upgrading, and implementing gender integration strategies to strengthen product value chains. Ms. Hyder has started a social business that binds the fashion and international development industries together through market based and sustainable economic initiatives for the advancement of women and gender related issues.