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Ritu Sharma

2014 Speaker

Ritu Sharma is co-founder and president of Women Thrive Worldwide, and a leading voice on women’s issues in U.S. foreign policy. For 20 years, she has navigated Washington’s politics and built the leading non-profit organization that amplifies the voices of women and girls in developing countries with decision makers in the U.S. and at the global level. She is also author of the acclaimed book, “Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the World.” Called a “must-read” by President Jimmy Carter, “Teach a Woman to Fish” shows how women are triumphing over the forces that threaten to keep them in poverty, and how those in the United States and elsewhere can help. @rituthrive