Roberta came to better appreciate the sacrifices and strength of mothers around the world when she became a mother herself. Because motherhood is ubiquitous, she believes that many often overlook the enormous impact that mothers have in the world. Roberta aims to recognize, encourage and empower mothers globally so that they can realize their full potential and influence the world in a positive way.
Roberta graduated with a BA degree in International Relations from Stanford University and attended graduate school at Georgetown University where she earned a JD and a Masters degree in Foreign Service. She then practiced international transactional law in New York where she focused on international securities, project finance and sovereign debt restructuring. As an attorney, she has provided pro bono representation for asylum seekers and victims of domestic violence. She has also worked on projects encouraging country compliance with United Nations religious freedom protections.
Roberta resides near Geneva, Switzerland with her husband, Rob Woolley, and five energetic children.