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Kavita Ramdas

Executive Director of the Program on Social Entrepreneurship at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University

Former: President & CEO, Global Fund for Women

MPA, Princeton University

Home Country: India
Before her current position, Kavita Ramdas served as President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women for 14 years. In 2005, Kavita received the Women of Substance Award from the African Women's Development Fund for her contribution to women's rights in Africa. In 2004, Financial Women's Association named Ramdas Woman of the Year for the Public Sector; and Women and Philanthropy gave her the LEAD (Leadership for Equity and Diversity) Award for her commitment to funding the fight for global human rights for women and girls. Ramdas said of her graduate education, “I decided to pursue an MPA degree because I wanted to be connected to real issues and people on the ground, and my studies gave me an overview, as well as a structure, to critique and debate development theory.”

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