A leading social entrepreneur, philanthropic executive and international lawyer, Elisabeth Mason is the Founding Director of the Stanford Technology, Opportunity and Poverty Lab, the first lab dedicated to leveraging the data and technology revolution to create new, lasting, and low-cost solutions to poverty and inequality in the United States. Elisabeth’s career choices have been purposefully unconventional, but all share a commitment to transformative impact. She helped establish Shakira’s international foundation, worked with Mother Teresa’s sisters in a leper colony in India, and crafted children’s rights reform with the leaders of a dozen Latin American nations before the age of 25, where she founded and ran Fundación Kukula, an agency serving street youth and a winner of the UNICEF prize for Latin America. A native of East Harlem, Elisabeth was named “New Yorker of the Year” in 2015 for her groundbreaking work fighting poverty and her work was recognized as Top Ten in the World in Social Good by Fast Company. Prior to joining Stanford, Elisabeth was Co-Founder and CEO of Single Stop, a national anti-poverty initiative which served close to 2 million families, drawing down nearly $4 billion in impact under her leadership. There she won two White House Social Innovation Awards.
Elisabeth also helped develop a $1 billion, 10-year spend-down plan at Atlantic Philanthropies, served as a Managing Director for six years at the Robin Hood Foundation, and has practiced law on Wall Street and abroad.
Elisabeth holds a BA and MA from Harvard and a JD from Columbia.
Barbara Bush is CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps (GHC), which mobilizes a global community of young leaders to build the movement for health equity. GHC was founded in 2009 by six twenty-somethings who were challenged by Peter Piot at the aids2031 Young Leaders Summit.
To engage their generation in solving the world’s biggest health challenges, Barbara and her co-founders believe health is a human right and that their generation must build a world where this is realized. Since that time, GHC has placed nearly 600 young leaders from more than 20 countries with non-profit and government health organizations like Partners In Health and the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia, and the United States, developing them as creative, effective, and compassionate leaders along the way.
Sabrina Dupré is a communications, engagement and brand strategy executive with almost 20 years of experience building, positioning and strengthening purpose-driven brands to grow their businesses, mobilize their audiences and transform interactions into positive social change.
She is an entrepreneurial and passionate thinker-doer used to working closely with founders, and is a respected manager with a history of building happy, effective teams and positive working cultures. Ms. Dupré is a regular speaker on the topics of nonprofit innovation, corporate responsibility, sustainability and the intersection of digital technology and social causes. Currently, Ms. Dupré is the Global Head of Brand Strategy, Marketing and Communications for the global nonprofit venture fund, Acumen, a leading global investor in social entrepreneurship.
Sonya Medina Williams is a Board of Director for Papa John’s International as well as a government and public affairs strategist. She has served as a consultant to the City of San Antonio since March 2015, and as a consultant to Silver Eagle Distributors, the nation’s largest distributor of Anheuser-Busch products, since July 2013. She served as Vice President of Community and External Affairs for Silver Eagle Distributors from 2009 to 2013. Prior to joining Silver Eagle Distributors, Medina Williams served under the George W. Bush Administration from 2001 to 2006 and again in 2008 as Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush and Director of Projects to First Lady Laura Bush. From 2006 to 2008, she served as Director of the AT&T Global Foundation. She is active in community and civic affairs and currently serves on the Next Gen Board Leaders Advisory Council, a joint initiative launched by Nasdaq, Spencer Stuart and Boardroom Resources.
Managing Partner at Hamilton Engineering LTD. Chairman of Association of Real Estate Agents – Uganda (AREA- Uganda). Mukiibi is a passionate educationist and an educator who also is a former Teacher.
Oskar Semweya-Musoke is a seasoned educator with experience of teaching in the UK and Uganda for over 20 years. He is the principal of Taibah International School, an over-subscribed, private school with three branches in Kampala.
Students and alumni exemplify the schools’ values of ‘independence of approach in the pursuit of excellence in all activities’ as well as ‘concern for community’. Oskar is a socio-political talk show host on national radio and television presenter of a current affairs interview programme and founder of Kigo Thinkers, a public policy think tank. Oskar is married with children and lives on the outskirts of Kampala city close to Lake Victoria. He is a Rotarian; a past president of the Rotary Club of Kampala North and recently led a Vocational Training Team made up of medical staff from the Uganda Heart Institute for a hands on training at the Madras Medical Mission hospital in Chennai, India.
One of Uganda’s leading consultants in Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations. Under her consulting firm SKPR, her clients include the Uganda Red Cross Society, Kampala Associated Advocates, African Palliative Care Association,
Zuku TV, NBS TV, The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, IGONGO Cultural Centre & Country Hotel, Technology Associates, and River Nile Motion Pictures among others. She was the Public Relations Manager of MTN Uganda and was on the founding committee of the MTN Uganda Foundation.
Co-founder and COO
Charlotte has over 5 years of youth development experience. Upon completing University, she worked as a high school teacher for 2 years before joining Educate!.
At Educate!, she worked in various capacities as a Mentor, Program coordinator, Innovations manager and Design and Training manager before she left to Co-found Teach For Uganda. During her tenure at Educate!, Charlotte worked with National Curriculum Development Center(NCDC) to incorporate Educate!’s social entrepreneurship curriculum into the National entrepreneurship curriculum which is now impacting over 10,000 students across the country. She has designed and conducted entrepreneurship trainings for over 100 Ugandan youth and in her role as Innovations manager, she helped improve educate!’s model to make it scalable across Africa. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from Bugema University.
Co-founder and CEO
James Kassaga Arinaitwe is CEO and co-founder of Teach For Uganda. Prior to TFU James had 8 years of international development experience working with the President Jimmy Carter Center in the United States.
He was also a 2012-13 Global Health Corps Fellow in New York, and a School Partnerships Manager at Educate!. In 2014, James was selected as an Acumen Global Fellow, and spent 1 year in India working with a social enterprise providing education and livelihood skills to 2 million underserved youth. James is an Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow, and his Op-Eds on ethical and effective development solutions have been featured in Al Jazeera, NPR, Devex, The Guardian, and New York Times. He graduated with a masters of public health and policy from Florida State University, and a MA in sustainable development and international policy from the SIT Graduate, in Washington, DC.
Partners & Supporters
Teach for All
Teach For All is a growing network of 53 independent partner organizations and a global organization that works to accelerate the network’s progress. Through the global network, partners and their teachers and alumni can share ideas and innovations across borders and adapt promising ideas in their own countries.
As one of the world’s leading logistics companies, DHL stands for speed, reliability and quality, attributes that benefit well-known companies and organizers of global events.
Segal Family Foundation
At Segal Family Foundation, we believe in a world where development is steered by grassroots leaders and power is shifted into the hands of communities.
Fondation Erol (the Erol Foundation) invests in innovative thinkers and models with potential to move our world closer to a just, sustainable and prosperous future.
Issroff Family Foundation
The Issroff Family Foundation (IFF) partners with community based organizations to improve outcomes for children, youth, and the communities in which they reside.
Omprakash facilitates relationships, dialogue & learning between social change agents around the world. They are dedicated to building mutually beneficial & educational relationships between grassroots social impact organizations.
The Varkey Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established to improve the standards of education for underprivileged children throughout the world.
Rockdale Foundation focuses on community development, education, and social enterprise. Support is towards local Atlanta community development projects.
The Pershing Square Foundation
The Pershing Square Foundation seeks to fund programs that are catalytic for social change and meaningfully improve people’s lives.
United States of America Embassy in Uganda
U.S. Mission works tirelessly with Ugandan partners, the U.S. Government strives to promote democracy and human rights, ensure regional stability, support health initiatives, and spur economic growth and development.