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Kidogo CEO, Sabrina Habib, Partners with Melinda French Gates to Advance Women’s Power Globally

Kidogo is excited to announce that our CEO/Co-Founder, Sabrina Habib, was invited by Melinda French Gates to partner on a pioneering initiative from her organization, Pivotal. 

As part of a total $1 billion commitment to advancing women’s power globally, French Gates is pursuing new approaches to help broaden the circle of decision-makers in philanthropic grantmaking and elevate the reach of key perspectives. She invited Sabrina to be part of a diverse group of 12 global leaders from a wide range of backgrounds who will each be provided with a $20 million grantmaking fund to distribute to charitable organizations doing urgent, impactful, and innovative work to improve women's health and well-being in the U.S. and around the world.

“I’m experimenting with novel tactics to bring a wider range of perspectives into philanthropy. Recently, I offered 12 people whose work I admire their own $20 million grant-making fund to distribute as he or she sees fit…I’m eager to see the landscape of funding opportunities through their eyes, and the results their approaches unlock." - Melinda French Gates

Sabrina is honored to be part of the small group of distinguished leaders and advocates tapped for this initiative, which includes the former prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, the athlete and maternal-health advocate Allyson Felix, award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and an Afghan champion of girls’ education, Shabana Basij-Rasikh.

The assembled group brings a wealth of experience and a shared commitment to social justice, equality, and innovative solutions for some of the world’s most pressing issues affecting women and girls and it’s significant for Sabrina to be included as a childcare social entrepreneur.

Alongside her role as CEO of Kidogo, Sabrina will be taking the next six months to develop her giving strategy in consultation with others. 

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