Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro

President and CEO, Global Fund for Women

Musimbi Kanyoro is globally recognized for her leadership of organizations and initiatives that advance health, development, human rights, and philanthropy, specifically for women and girls. She is currently President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women, the world’s leading public foundation focused exclusively on grant-making and a global advocacy for women’s human rights and gender equality. It operates in six regions of the world and has invested in nearly 5,000 grass-roots organizations in 175 countries.  

Kanyoro has a Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin, and has received several recognition awards, including leadership in Philanthropy award from the Women’s Funding Network.  In 2015, Forbes magazine named her one of 10 women “power brands” working for gender equality.


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