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Musimbi Kanyoro Former President and CEO, Global Fund for Women

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro is globally recognized for her leadership of organizations and initiatives that advance health, development, human rights and Philanthropy for Communities and specifically for groups living at the margins of gender, conflict and poverty. Most recently, she served as President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women, a philanthropic foundation investing in women and girls.

As a human rights activist, Musimbi Kanyoro is passionate about using philanthropy, religion, media and technology to drive social change particularly amongst youth, women and the marginalized peoples of the world. She is an accomplished and distinguished leader with 30 years of experience managing international non-governmental organizations at global as well as grassroots levels, global programs, and ecumenical agencies in cross-cultural and development contexts.