Breakfast Keynote with Susan Davis of BRAC USA
Susan Davis is a founding Board member of the Grameen Foundation and Chair Emeritus. She is currently the President and CEO of BRAC USA, a new venture she helped to create to support BRAC's global expansion to Africa and other parts of Asia. She also leads Ashoka's Global Academy for Social Entrepreneurship, and formerly oversaw their expansion to the Middle East and Central Asia and serves on the international board committee that selects Ashoka Fellows.
Davis is a senior advisor to New York University's Reynolds Program for Social Entrepreneurship. Previously she was a Senior Advisor to the Director General of the International Labor Organization. Prior to that, she led the global advocacy group, Women's Environment & Development Organization. She has extensive microcredit experience from her years with the Ford Foundation in Bangladesh and from her work with Women's World Banking. Prior to that Davis was the Assistant Director of the export trading company of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. In addition to Grameen, she serves on numerous boards including Project Enterprise, Sirleaf Market Women's Fund, and African Women's Development Fund USA. She was educated at Georgetown, Harvard and Oxford universities.
This event was recorded as part of the 6th Annual Chicago Global Donors Network Conference on International Giving, which focuses specifically on global giving, bringing together donors and practitioners to discuss how philanthropic strategies can address global issues such as alleviating global poverty, human rights, climate change, education, health, and economic development.
Recorded Friday, October 30, 2009 at The Standard Club.