Radha Friedman

Director of Projects, World Justice Project

Great Seattle , Washington Seattle , United States
Cohort: Independent Sector, NGEN, Washington, DC, 2017
Connect on Twitter: @radhafriedman

Radha Friedman’s driving ambition is gender equity and justice. At the World Justice Project, an organization working to advance the rule of law, Radha supports early-stage, unconventional ideas that have the potential to improve justice. She oversees a portfolio of 91 pilot programs in 61 countries. Previously, Radha co-founded the world’s first Center for Women’s Land Rights at Landesa, helping Landesa to win the Hilton Humanitarian Prize and Skoll Prize for Social Entrepreneurship. Radha was the first employee at the microcredit start-up SKS Foundation, which quickly grew to become the number one microfinance institution in India (number two in the world), helping over six million women living in poverty access financial services. Radha is a board member of the newly founded She Matters Foundation, supporting refugee women, and Rangzen, a Tibetan rights organization founded by the Dalai Lama’s family. Radha was named an American Express Foundation N-Gen Fellow (2017); a Jackson Foundation Leadership Fellow (2016); a United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Fellow (2014); a World Affairs Council Fellow (2007); and a Parisi Public Service Fellow (2004). In 2009, she was selected by the Global Women’s Leadership Network as a “Global Leader for Justice.”