Victoria Baxter is the Executive Vice President of Social Impact at Weber Shandwick. She has over 20 years of experience creating strategic communications and engagement campaigns for corporate, foundation and nonprofit clients to advance advocacy goals, build and manage online communities, raise funds, influence opinion elites and generate media attention.
Victoria is a senior member of Weber Shandwick’s global Social Impact practice, a specialty offering that creates brave, data-driven and creative solutions for purpose driven brands and social issues. She is the regional lead for the Americas. Victoria specializes in global health and development, providing counsel to corporate clients on how to advance visibility of public-private partnerships and take action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and with foundation and multilateral institutions on how to engage key stakeholders and drive advocacy agendas.
Victoria has advised clients such as USAID, UNHCR—the UN Refugee Agency, Abbott, Roche, Novartis, Unilever, Save the Children and CARE. She currently leads communications strategy for Access Accelerated—a partnership of over 20 biopharmaceutical companies who are improving access to non-communicable disease prevention, treatment and care in low and middle-income countries.
Before joining Weber Shandwick, Victoria was the Deputy Director of Communications and Public Affairs at the United Nations Foundation and a Senior Program Officer at the AAAS Science and Human Rights Program. She has a B.A. and M.A. in International Relations and Conflict Resolution from the American University in Washington, DC.
In Assessing the Impact of Transitional Justice, fourteen leading researchers study seventy countries that have suffered from autocratic rule, genocide, and protracted internal conflict.