Kavita Ramdas to Speak Oct. 23 at MHC

For Immediate Release
October 16, 2008

Contact Mary Jo Curtis

SO. HADLEY - Kavita Ramdas '85, president and CEO of the Global Fund for Women-the world's largest foundation dedicated solely to advancing women's rights around the globe-will speak on "Gender Equity in a Global World: Who (se) Rules?" Thursday, October 23 at 7:30 pm in Mount Holyoke's Gamble Auditorium.

Ramdas will be visiting the College October 20-24 as the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives' 2008 Carol Hoffmann Collins Global Scholar-in-Residence. In addition to her work with the Global Fund for Women, she is a member of several boards and councils, including the Global Development Program Advisory Panel to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Mount Holyoke Board of Trustees, the Princeton University Board of Trustees, and the African Women Millennium Initiative on Poverty and Human Rights. She is also the author of many thought-provoking articles, including an article on philanthrocapitalism and "A Woman's Worth."

Ramdas earned her B.A. from MHC and a masters degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. The lecture is free and open and accessible to all.