April 11, 2012 |

Women in the World on Campus Speaker Series Featuring Featuring Kakenya Ntaiya

Women in the World on Campus Speaker Series
April 17, 18, 19: Barnard, Harvard, Rutgers
Featuring Kakenya Ntaiya, Kakenya Center for Excellence

Through Women in the World on Campus, the Women in the World Foundation will bring together college women and provide them with mentoring, leadership development, and internship opportunities.  This initiative will connect students to each other on campuses, across campuses, and to other generations of inspiring women through the greater Women in the World community.

In partnership with Newsweek & The Daily Beast, the Women in the World Speaker Series will bring inspiring women leaders to campus.  Following the launch of Women in the World on Campus at the 2012 Women in the World Summit, we are proud to bring humanitarian and educator Kakenya Ntaiya to Barnard College, Harvard University, and Rutgers University.

Tues, April 17               Barnard Reception
New York City                        1pm - 3pm
Host: President Deborah Spar
Location:  Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall

Wed, April 18               Harvard Reception
Cambridge                               4pm - 6pm
Host: Institute of Politics
Location:  Institute of Politics, Kennedy School of Government
Thurs, April 19             Rutgers Reception
New Brunswick                     1pm - 3pm
Host: Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers
Location:  Woodlawn Mansion, Eagleton Institute of Politics

Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya Bio
Kakenya’s Dream and Kakenya Center for Excellence

Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya is president and founder of the Kakenya Center for Excellence, the first primary girls’ boarding school in the Transmara district of Kenya.  As a young Maasai girl, Dr. Ntaiya overcame many barriers to pursue education, eventually receiving a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011.  Now a recognized trailblazer and advocate on women’s and girls’ education and health, her goal is to give other Maasai girls access to education, self-realization, and leadership.  Dr. Ntaiya served as the first Youth Advisor to the United Nations Population Fund, traveling the world to speak out against female genital mutilation and child marriage.  She has received many honors, including a Vital Voices Global Leadership award and a National Geographic Young Explorer nomination, and has been the subject of a Washington Post series and a BBC documentary.  Now based out of Nairobi, Dr. Ntaiya continues to inspire others and to advocate for positive social change.