Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro, chairwoman of the United World College International Board who is globally recognized for initiatives that advance health, development and human rights, will be the keynote speaker for the UWC-USA graduation at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, on the Montezuma campus.
Kanyoro served as the president and chief executive officer of the Global Fund for Women, a foundation that invests in and advocates for women and girls. With more than 30 years of experience mobilizing and managing international non-governmental organizations at both the global and grassroots levels, Kanyoro’s early work focused on the self-determination of African peoples and the abolition of apartheid in South Africa.
Born in Kenya, she has travelled all over the world and lived for extended periods in Africa, Europe and United States. Kanyoro is passionate about using philanthropy, education, media and technology to drive social change
particularly amongst youth, women and marginalized people of the world.
Kanyoro has doctorates in linguistics from the University of Texas, Austin, and feminist theology from San Francisco Theological Seminary.
The UWC-USA Class of 2019 will have 106 graduates from 65 countries.