Lawyer, humanitarian and Barnard Trustee Binta Niambi Brown '95 has been named a member of the 2012 NYC Pipeline Fellowship class. Through the Pipeline Fellowship, which trains women philanthropists to become angel investors, Brown is among 20 women in real estate, finance, consulting, media and nonprofits who commit to invest in a woman-led for-profit social venture in exchange for equity and a board seat at the end of the training. From an article in The New York Observer about the Fellowship:
"Binta has focused her efforts on advancing the cause of women and girls at home and around the globe, advocating for the arts and arts education, and manages a significant global pro bono practice focused on human rights advocacy. Binta was recognized by Crain’s New York Business as a 2011 “40 under 40” rising star in the New York business community; by the National Organization for Women as a Woman of Power and Influence; and, by Super Lawyers as a New York Super Lawyer Rising Star."
Read Brown's full bio and the article here.