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Kavita Ramdas
Global Fund for Women

Kavita N. Ramdas has won numerous awards for her vision and advancement of an inclusive philanthropy in which donors and grantees are treated as equal partners. In 2005, Kavita received the Juliette Gordon Low Award for her significant contributions to advancing women's human rights and for being exemplary role model for girls and women. In 2004, Financial Women's Association named Kavita 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.

She serves on the Board of Trustees of Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, 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, Kavita 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 at Princeton University, and a BA at Mount Holyoke College. Kavita was born and raised in India, and speaks Urdu, Hindi, English, German, French and Spanish.

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Last Updated: Wed, Apr 19, 2006


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Category Title Author/Speaker Organization Length Date
Video A Different Kind of Philanthropy Kavita Ramdas GFW 01:38 04/2003
Video Challenging the Traditional Model of Philanthropy Kavita Ramdas GFW 00:59 04/2003
Video Definition of Entrepreneurship Kavita Ramdas GFW 01:10 04/2003
Video Distributing Capital: Using an Exisiting, Well Informed Network Kavita Ramdas GFW 01:35 04/2003
Video Early Investors in Global Fund for Women Kavita Ramdas GFW 00:51 04/2003
Video Examples of Social Entrepreneurs Kavita Ramdas GFW 02:53 04/2003
Video Grantee Selection Criteria for Global Fund for Women Kavita Ramdas GFW 02:24 04/2003
Video Grass Roots Work vs. Philanthropic Work Kavita Ramdas GFW 03:40 04/2003
Video Local vs. International Philanthropy Kavita Ramdas GFW 04:08 04/2003
Video Measure of Success in Philanthropy Kavita Ramdas GFW 04:07 04/2003
Video Sense of Being a Global Citizen Kavita Ramdas GFW 02:20 04/2003
Video Sustainability for Non-Profit Organizations Kavita Ramdas GFW 04:10 04/2003
Video The Current Need For the True Spirit of Entrepreneurship Kavita Ramdas GFW 01:57 04/2003
Podcast The Role of Entrepreneurship in Solving World Problems Tom Byers · Kavita Ramdas · Paul Yock · John Hennessy · Brook Byers · Jeff Koseff · Chip Blacker · KR Sridhar eWeek Panel Discussion 01:22:44 02/2007
Video The Story of Global Fund for Women Kavita Ramdas GFW 02:06 04/2003
Video The Universality of Human Rights Kavita Ramdas GFW 03:38 04/2003
Video Women's Issues Kavita Ramdas GFW 00:32 04/2003
Video Women Drive Change in Their Circumstances and Communities. Kavita Ramdas GFW 02:00 04/2003