SHEO, Radha Friedman Consulting
Seattle, WA, USA
Cohort: Independent Sector, (USA), 2012
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Radha Friedman is a global gender equity champion who has spent two decades working to shift rights and resources for women and girls. Her passion has led her around the world, working with leaders in 60+ countries. Radha has worked on financial inclusion for women through microcredit, legal frameworks to strengthen women’s land rights, democracy building for women and girls in countries in transition, and strategic philanthropy. She helped build the largest microfinance institution in India (starting as its first employee), co-founded the Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights (which tripled the size and revenue of the organization), and was recruited to lead the global philanthropy for the World Justice Project (investing in underrepresented voices). Now, Radha uses her experience as a social impact consultant with a gender lens to encourage more investments in women and girls. She has consulted to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Clinton Foundation, and the Tides Foundation. Radha is a board member of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, as well as Rangzen, a Tibetan rights organization founded by the Dalai Lama’s family, and is outgoing chair of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP). She has been interviewed by Forbes, The Guardian, and Foreign Policy Magazine.