Ashley Gardiner Gilson

Ashley Gilson
Senior Consultant

Ashley has significant experience in program management and design that spans across a range of cradle to career efforts, both domestically and internationally.

Prior to joining ILO Group, Ashley served as the Senior Advisor for an international NGO where she oversaw the launch of career and technical education programs for underserved adults, including migrants and refugees, with a specific focus on accelerating opportunities for women. Domestically, Ashley has supported various education-to-career initiatives. At the Council for Chief State School Officers, she managed the New Skills for Youth initiative which aimed to transform education-to-career pathways in ten states. At America Achieves, Ashley led the labor market analysis on behalf of the organization’s university and industry partners to develop prototypes for credit -bearing, non-degree pathways that accelerate people into high-demand, high-opportunity jobs with family-sustaining wages.

Ashley earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and dance performance from Elon University and a master’s in public policy from Duke University.
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