Barnard Conference for Students

My name is Shilpa Guha and I’m writing to you about Barnard College’s Inaugural Baraza: Young African Women’s Leadership Initiative. This conference will take place on November 4th and 5th, and it will feature speakers such as Athaliah Molokomme (Attorney General of Botswana), Peg Snyder (Vice President of Sirleaf Market Women’s Fund), Susan Mboya (Executive at Coca-Cola South Africa), and Kim Feinberg (CEO of Tomorrow Trust). We hope to reach out to college students across the country, and discuss ways for young women to engage in entrepreneurship efforts in and for Africa as well as the role they currently play in these initiatives. I encourage you to please pass this on to your students. It would be so meaningful to have our participants represent a wide array of colleges and universities; in bringing these students together, we hope the Baraza will not only be educational, but will also serve as a platform for discussion, collaboration, and innovation.

Thank you for your time, and I truly hope you will promote this event to your students. If you have further questions, please contact

Shilpa Guha
Barnard College | Columbia University 2012
Political Science and Human Rights, French
Vice Chair of Programming, Baraza Initiative