Kavita Ramdas, Former President & CEO, Global Fund for Women, to Discuss "Global Education for Gender Justice," March 28
Kavita Ramdas MPA '88, former President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing women's rights around the globe, will present a public talk titled, "It Ain't What You Do, It's How You Do It: Global Education for Gender Justice," at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 28, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall.
Ramdas has won numerous awards for her work in advancing women’s human rights. In 2005, she received the Juliette Gordon Low Award for her significant contributions and for being exemplary role model for girls and women. 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 championship and commitment to funding the global human rights of women and girls. KQED public television recognized her as a 2004 Bay Area Local Hero.
Ramdas serves on the Board of Trustees of Princeton University and the Board of Directors of the Rural Development Institute, Washington State. She is a member of the Advisory Council to the Ethical Globalization Initiative, a venture of Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. She also serves on the Council of Advisors on Gender Equity to the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and the Women's Rights Prize of the Gruber Foundation.
Before joining the Global Fund, Ramdas supported both domestic and international initiatives in economic development and population as a program officer at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, Illinois.
She earned a master's degree in international development and public policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and a BA at Mount Holyoke College.
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