Lucy Davidson is Senior Manager, Programs at the U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Center for Education and Workforce (CEW) – the nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c) 3 program dedicated to strengthening the nation’s educational standards and the quality of its workforce. Davidson leads the center's early education initiative 'Workforce of Today, Workforce of Tomorrow'. As part of this, she has played a significant role in developing and implementing the center's early education roadshow, partnering with chambers of commerce across the country to discuss the importance of high-quality early education and inspire the business community to lead the way in reform efforts. Davidson also contributes to the development, management, and implementation of K-12 programs in support of CEW’s mission and objectives.
Davidson also contributed to the development of the Achieving Tomorrow: Voices campaign to highlight the impact of business education partnerships. She has contributed to a number of publications, including Workforce of Today, Workforce of Tomorrow: The Business Case for High-Quality Childcare, Leading the Way: A Guide to Business Engagement in Early Education, and Career Readiness: A Business-Led Approach for Supporting K-12 Schools.
Prior to joining the Chamber, Davidson worked for the Australian Government where she drove reforms in education, employment, and disability services. In her position at the Department of Education and Employment, she was responsible for developing and implementing programs that improved outcomes for disadvantaged students in K-12 by increasing accountability and choice.
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Davidson received her Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) from La Trobe University and is completing her Juris Doctor at the Australian National University.