Kavita Ramdas is the Executive Director of Stanford University’s Program on Social Entrepreneurship at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. She formerly served as the President & CEO of the Global Fund for Women. During Ramdas’ tenure at the Global Fund for Women, she more than tripled the Fund’s assets and global presence to over 160 countries, and shepherded the creation of the Now or Never Fund, which seeks to increase women’s participation on international issues. Ramdas served on the Global Development Program Advisory Panel at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Advisory Council to the Asian University for Women, and the African Women Millennium Initiative on Poverty and Human Rights. She is a board member at the Aspen Institute’s Henry Crown Fellow’s Program and served on the Women’s Funding Network board.
Ramdas earned her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
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