Join us as Newsweek Daily Beast and the Women in the World Foundation launch Women in the World on Campus here at Barnard. The premiere event brings Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya, Kenyan advocate for women's and girls' education and health, and top-level Daily Beast executives Kim K. Azzarelli and Louise Roug to campus for an inspiring discussion and a valuable mentoring and networking opportunity for students. President Spar will host the event, which will be followed by a reception.
Women in the World on Campus will bring together college women and provide them with mentoring, leadership development, and internship opportunities. This initiative connects young women on campus, across campuses, and to other generations of inspiring women through the greater Women in the World community. The Foundation is delighted to launch this program at Barnard College, Rutgers University and Harvard University.
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Kim K. Azzarelli is Vice President, New Ventures at Newsweek Daily Beast & President of the Women in the World Foundation. Ms. Azzarelli has held senior legal, public affairs and philanthropic roles in U.S. public companies, including Goldman Sachs, the Hain Celestial Group and Avon Products, seeking to combine her experience in law, business and philanthropy with her passion for women's legal and economic empowerment. She is the co-founder and Chair of the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School and serves on the Board of the Avon Foundation for Women. Ms. Azzarelli is a graduate of Cornell Law School, Cornell University and Friends Seminary in NYC where she was born and raised. She resides in Manhattan with her husband Mattia Filiaci.
Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya is president and founder of the Kakenya Center for Excellence, the first primary girls' boarding school in the Transmara district of Kenya. As a young Maasai girl, Dr. Ntaiya overcame many barriers to pursue education, eventually receiving a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011. Now a recognized trailblazer and advocate for women's and girls' education and health, she aims to give other Maasai girls access to education, self-realization, and leadership. Dr. Ntaiya served as the first Youth Advisor to the United Nations Population Fund, traveling the world to speak out against female genital mutilation and child marriage. She has received many honors, including a Vital Voices Global Leadership award and a National Geographic Young Explorer nomination, and has been the subject of a Washington Post series and a BBC documentary. Now based in Nairobi, Dr. Ntaiya continues to inspire and to advocate for positive social change.
Louise Roug is an editor at The Daily Beast. She previously worked as a foreign and national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, living in Baghdad and elsewhere in the Middle East for several years. She is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and the recipient of a Hal Boyle Award from the Overseas Press Club. She recently finished her first book titled "What Doesn't Kill You -- on Family and War" on the American involvement in Iraq. Prior to her current role, Roug worked in the press office of the United Nations, covering the opening of the UN General Assembly and the Copenhagen Climate Conference for Politico in 2009. As a correspondent for the L.A. Times from 2004 to 2008, her work included coverage of the 2008 Presidential Election, the US occupation of Iraq, and other conflict and political developments throughout the region as a whole. Roug earned a Masters in journalism from Columbia University and a B.A. from Goldsmiths College at the University of London.