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
|Podcast||The Role of Entrepreneurship in Solving World Problems||Tom Byers · Brook Byers · Kavita Ramdas · Paul Yock · Jeff Koseff · KR Sridhar · Chip Blacker · John Hennessy||eWeek Panel Discussion||01:22:44||02/2007|
|Video||Definition of Entrepreneurship||Kavita Ramdas||GFW||01:10||04/2003|
|Video||The Story of Global Fund for Women||Kavita Ramdas||GFW||02:06||04/2003|
|Video||Early Investors in Global Fund for Women||Kavita Ramdas||GFW||00:51||04/2003|
|Video||Distributing Capital: Using an Exisiting, Well Informed Network||Kavita Ramdas||GFW||01:35||04/2003|
|Video||Women Drive Change in Their Circumstances and Communities.||Kavita Ramdas||GFW||02:00||04/2003|
|Video||Challenging the Traditional Model of Philanthropy||Kavita Ramdas||GFW||00:59||04/2003|
|Video||Women's Issues||Kavita Ramdas||GFW||00:32||04/2003|
|Video||Examples of Social Entrepreneurs||Kavita Ramdas||GFW||02:53||04/2003|
|Video||The Current Need For the True Spirit of Entrepreneurship||Kavita Ramdas||GFW||01:57||04/2003|
|Video||The Universality of Human Rights||Kavita Ramdas||GFW||03:38||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||A Different Kind of Philanthropy||Kavita Ramdas||GFW||01:38||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||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|