Profiles of impact
To recognize the GWLN alumni community around the world, GWLN initiated the Leader of Impact Award program. Each year, one outstanding graduate is selected and congratulated at an Awards ceremony held in Silicon Valley. Whether our alumni are building schools, improving maternal health or developing entrepreneurs, each leader is committed to creating new opportunities for women and girls. GWLN salutes the collective impact of the GWLN graduates who are working in over 40 countries. Read their inspiring stories.
Organization: Aarti Home
Entry Title: The Beginning to an End to Female Foeticide
Entry Description: My fight against female infanticide and abandonment began 20 years ago with a single abandoned girl. I took her home, called on friends, and started Aarti Home. WATCH VIDEO>>
Organization: Destiny Foundation
Entry Title: Liberation of the Sold Soul
Entry Description: Destiny Foundation is making a difference in the world one girl at a time. Their mission is to end sex trafficking and slavery through the economic empowerment of women. WATCH VIDEO>>
Organization: Association for Social and Environmental Development
Entry Title: Youth Nurture Nature
Entry Description: Nature conservation with youth is my life’s work. I am restless to reach out to more young people. During the GWLN leadership program, my vision was to create the Green Rhinos, a global transformational youth nature leadership program.
Organization: Friends of Maternity Hospitals
Location: Sierra Leone
Entry Title: Reducing Maternal and Infant Mortality Rates
Entry Description: I dreamed of reducing the high maternal and infant mortality rates. Through GWLN’s leadership program, 65 Health Centers have been solarized, encouraging more women to attend clinics and enabling health care providers to give better service.