Please join us for a light breakfast with the President of the Global Fund for Women, Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro. Musimbi will discuss the recent invitation from Mary Robinson (former President of Ireland) to join her in the Great Lakes region of Africa to discuss engaging women's groups to help sustain the peace process in Democratic Republic of Congo and the region more broadly.
Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro is the President and CEO of Global Fund for Women and apassionate advocate for women and girls’ health and human rights and social change philanthropy. She is an accomplished leader with three decades of experience managing international non-governmental organizations, global programs and ecumenical agencies in cross-cultural contexts. Dr. Kanyoro is a strategic leader who inspires people and mobilizes action and resources. An accomplished writer and thought leader, she is a frequently sought after public speaker. In 2013, Women’s eNews named Dr. Kanyoro one of the “21 Women Leaders for the 21st Century.” Dr. Kanyoro also serves on several international boards and working groups including the Aspen Leaders Council, the UN High level Taskforce for Reproductive Health and the boards of CARE, IntraHealth and CHANGE.
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Global Fund for Women // Chicago Chapter
We are the Chicago Chapter of the Global Fund for Women.
The Global Fund for Women is a publicly supported, nonprofit grantmaking foundation that advances women's human rights by funding women-led organizations worldwide. We provide general operating support grants to organizations working at the local, regional and national levels to enable women and girls to reach their potential and live free of discrimination and violence.
The Global Fund for Women plays a leading role in advancing women’s rights by making grants that support and strengthen women’s groups around the world. We mobilize and redistribute resources that enable women to develop creative solutions to local, regional, and transnational challenges. We bring grantees and donors together in an international network that promotes women’s action for social change, equality, peace, and justice worldwide.