#SGWomen: Stepping Into Greatness with Gayatri Datar (EarthEnable)

Kigali Convention and Exhibition Village (KCV) - KN 3 avenue Kigali, 00000 Kigali
Thu, May 17, 2018, 5:30 PM (CAT)

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About this event


May is Startup Grind Female Leaders Month where we will host over 150 women on stages globally. Kigali is hosting a series of 3 events, celebrating female leaders in different sectors.

For our first #SGWomen event, we are proud to host Gayatri Datar, co-founder & CEO of EarthEnable: a social enterprise that aims to make living conditions better by installing healthy and affordable floors for low-income families.

Prior to founding EarthEnable, she was a Senior Consultant at Dalberg Global Development Advisors and also worked at the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank. She has consulted for the Government of Liberia’s Department of Revenue, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the International Finance Corporation, and grassroots NGOs in India (tsunami relief work), Namibia (women’s health and empowerment), Nicaragua (microfinance), Albania (civil society), and the United States (nonprofit consulting).

She holds a BA in Economics from Harvard College, an MPA/ID from the Harvard Kennedy School, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

She is an Echoing Green Fellow, a Stanford Social Innovation Fellow, and a Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient.

Ways You Can Participate:

Exhibit (Apply here - applications end May 7) - We are kicking off the event with pre-selected female Startup founders & team members pitching. These teams will also be exhibiting their companies before and after our signature Fireside Chat. This opportunity is available to 10 startups, Apply today!

Listen & Learn - Be inspired by the Pitch session, learn at the Fireside Chat and Q&A, and connect with like-minded professionals. Month after month we consistently deliver impactful events, this one will not disappoint! Go ahead and choose your preferred ticket level. (Purchase Ticket Here)

Spread the Word - This is an effective and valuable chance to share your brand and message with Kigali’s entrepreneurial community at one of Startup Grind’s signature events. Many influential Founders, Professionals, and Investors will be in attendance. We have several opportunities available or we can create a custom one for you. (Connect Here)

About Startup Grind:

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 350 cities and 115 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators, and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

Our monthly fireside chat provides ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.



Thursday, May 17
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (CAT)


Kigali Convention and Exhibition Village (KCV)
KN 3 avenue Kigali00000

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