Abiot Zegeye joined Tahirih in 2020. As an HR Generalist, Abiot supports a variety of human resources functions with a particular emphasis on recruiting. In addition to supporting organization-wide HR initiatives, Abiot ensures the application of an equity lens to enhance and execute Tahirih’s strategy to acquire highly qualified talent who reflect the rich diversity of the immigrant women and girls we serve.
Prior to joining Tahirih, Abiot spent more than a decade working in the HR field for international development organizations. The most recent role was Global Human Resources Manager for Global Communities and supported global HR initiatives and operation for more than 24 different country offices. Prior to Global Communities, Abiot was an HR Business Partner at Population Services International (PSI), one of the largest global development organizations based in Washington D.C. As an HR Business Partner, Abiot has been working with a wide range of networks across headquarters and different country offices programs with a diverse workforce with PSI world. Abiot also served as an HR leader for PSI in Ethiopia office for seven years.
Abiot has spent most of his life in Ethiopia where he was born, lived, and worked in HR for different organizations until he was relocated with his family to the US in 2017.
Tahirih’s mission, commitment and approach to the equality of women and men; and the commitment to serve immigrant women and girls who are survivors of gender-based violence was true inspiration for my decision to join Tahirih.
Education: Masters of Public Administration (MPA); Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Development Management – Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia