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Conversation with Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg

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Supporting Women as Leaders: What Funders Should Consider

The 2017 World Economic Forum on Africa offered three priority actions for harnessing the power of women: empower, educate and employ.
But what does it take to support women to become leaders in their fields and communities? What are key considerations for funders who seek to support women’s leadership programs or simply want to help their grantees become more equitable?
Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Director of the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), has demonstrated how to translate these words into action through her work.
Join us for a candid “Conversation With” Dr. Kamau-Rutenberg and Andrea Johnson, Program Officer for the Carnegie Corporation’s International Program.

Date: January 25, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am EST
Venue: H. F. Guggenheim Foundation, New York City

Who should attend: This event is open to grantmaking program staff of funding organizations and philanthropy advisors who manage donor-advised funds. Individuals whose primary job is fundraising or seeking grants are not eligible to attend. 

 Register by January 23, 2018. Pre-registration is required and you will receive a confirmation with details.  REGISTER HERE
AGAG is pleased to co-host this program with the H.F. Guggenheim Foundation.
Guests, please note: This event is free of charge and space is limited so we ask that you consider your registration a professional commitment. If you register, but you are unable to attend, please contact us in advance using the information in your confirmation email. 
Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg is the founding Director of Akili Dada, an incubator in Kenya that nurtures leadership in young women and inspires them to transform their communities. She is recognized internationally for her research and teaching on politics, gender, democratization and the role of technology in social activism.

Andrea Johnson works with Carnegie’s Higher Education and Research in Africa and Peacebuilding in Africa programs. She previously developed Carnegie’s strategy to enhance women’s opportunities and gender equity in African higher education.

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Conversations With/Dialogues On” is a program of the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group to connect people and ideas to promote robust, effective, and responsive philanthropy to benefit African communities