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Turquoise is a stone of protection, esteemed amongst cultures across all regions — Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Chinese, Aztecs and Incas of South America, and Native North Americans. It’s healing and energetic qualities are the essences of Turquoise Lives where we aim to enable women and children to reach their full potential, particularly persons in vulnerable situations. Each life is precious and deserves the protection and power to thrive. We work globally to help social impact organizations succeed at benefiting women and children since they are populations most disadvantaged in terms of social power and influence, control of resources, control of their bodies and participation in public life—all as a result of socially determined gender roles and relations.

Together, lives will thrive!

Morgan and Syrian student

Turquoise Lives’ Founder and Managing Director, Morgan Brannon, has extensive experience in international development and strategic management consulting. During her time with the United Nations, The World Bank, and private sector, she was a key contributor to developing and implementing humanitarian projects through working with donors, governmental authorities, multilateral banks, civil society and other stakeholders. Morgan has developed and implemented evidence-informed strategies for the United Nations and managed a regional partnerships portfolio for US$100 million business acquisition. Additionally, she prepared grant applications that have attracted millions in donor funding, and developed projects for community wellbeing through implementing capacity building and advocacy campaigns.

Morgan is passionate about international development and thrives in tackling global issues, from education to protection from violence to economic growth, ensuring no population is left behind. She enables high-performing teams to deliver innovative and results-oriented solutions, tailoring approaches that address identified challenges. Experience with the UN, World Bank, and private sector escalates her ability to interact and work with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds while being an effective leader.