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Kate Roberts
Kate Roberts is Senior Vice President for Corporate Partnerships and Philanthropy at PSI and the co-founder of a ground-breaking philanthropic and advocacy initiative aimed at catalyzing the next wave of social investors to improve the health and rights of girls and women worldwide.

Kate is also the founder of YouthAIDS and Five & Alive, health education and advocacy campaigns implemented by PSI. In 2007, Kate was named “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum, featured as a CNN Hero and received the Jack Valenti AIDS outstanding achievement award. In 2009, she was named one of the Vogue 100 Women. She is a founder and active board member of the Global India Fund and serves on the Global Health Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum.

PSI is a global non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of people in the developing world by focusing on serious challenges like a lack of family planning, HIV/AIDS, maternal health, and the greatest threats to children under five, including malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia and malnutrition. (

Entries by Kate Roberts

Are We Disenchanted With Women's Empowerment?

(4) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 12:30 PM


A few weeks ago, I was sitting in a room full of women philanthropists at the Women Moving Millions Summit in New York where the theme was 'power' and how it can be used to transform the lives of girls and women worldwide.

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Davos 2013: A Jumping-Off Point for Young Leaders to Address Girls' and Women's Health

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 8:44 AM

Yesterday, I had a brief glimpse into what it must feel like to be a Bond girl.

I had just arrived in Switzerland for the 2013 World Economic Forum, yet rather than calmly entering Davos, I found myself leaping from a moving Alpine train in heels, with my luggage...

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What If Mark Zuckerberg Were Born A Girl In Rwanda?

(55) Comments | Posted March 6, 2012 | 1:16 PM

On Thursday, March 8, Facebook users around the world will be celebrating International Women's Day and its 2012 theme, "Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures."

It's a fitting outlet in which to celebrate, because the story of Facebook exemplifies precisely why the global community needs to invest in young minds...

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"Wait, My Snow Boots Are at Coat Check": The REAL Survival Guide to Davos

(1) Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 1:54 PM

At the 1984 Winter Olympics, Jayne Torvill proved to the world that a British gal could navigate her way across ice -- and the global stage -- with grace and balance.

I pray that I won't squander her legacy this week.

I've just arrived in blistery Davos, Switzerland for...

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