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Strong female educators can hold the keys to academic success for girls, yet they and their programs often "get stuck" in the early stages, leaving the educators unheralded and their promise unfulfilled.


Our Solution


We forge pathways for women educators by providing them with fellowships and mentorship so they can ensure inclusive, equitable, and quality education for all.  By harnessing the innovation and creativity of rising women educators and the power of knowledge exchange, we are strengthening education where it’s needed most.


Key to Empowered to Educate's mission is the pursuit of the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:


Supporting gender equity in educational leadership transforms possibilities for all.

Our Mission

To empower women with resources and support to become leaders and innovators of education.

Our Mission

About US


Susan Adu-Aryee

With over 20 years of experience in international development, Susan has worked with World Education, Inc. in Ghana and the International Federation for the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. She earned her MBA from the University of Leicester and currently directs the STAGE project in Ghana, with funding UKAID, targeting education for over 20,000 marginalized girls in the northern and southern regions of Ghana. 



Rana Dajani

Dr. Rana Dajani is a Jordanian professor of molecular biology who is ‘interested in raising the health, education and social status of women and children around the world.’ She is an accomplished researcher, teacher and role model, and one of the Top 100 Most Influential Arab Women. Based on the evidence that reading plays an essential role in instilling a love of learning and in creating a brighter future for children and their societies, she established We Love Reading, which is now in over 52 countries, with 7,503 volunteers, and nearly half a million readers.


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Winthrop Carty

Through 30 years in international education and social innovation, Winthrop has helped underrepresented ethical leaders and social entrepreneurs secure seats at the world's decision making tables. He is the founder of All Together Strategies which supports collaborative leadership to solve global challenges. Previously he served as executive director of the Melton Foundation and was co-founder and former senior editor of Innovations journal (MIT Press).  


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Constance Kane

Dedicated to the education and empowerment of women and girls, Constance has had an international career working with such global institutions as Oxfam America, World Education, and Pact, Inc. She is particularly interested in the impact of leadership development on women's career development. 

Executive Director


Rose Dodd

Rose is the Founder and Director of Kaya Childcare, a registered education organization that provides early childhood development for the children of Kayayoo. She is also the Program Manager for the Education Collaborative, Ashesi’s initiative to develop institutions’ capacities to train ethical, entrepreneurial leaders across the African continent. Having been a Fellow in Empowered to Educate's very first cohort, Rose knows the program inside and out and is well-equipped to guide and support the incoming Fellows. 

Ghana Country Advisor


Ariel Derby 

A senior at Tufts University in Boston, MA, Ariel is committed to community service and social justice. She has previously worked as a Young Leadership Intern J Street and an Assistant Career Coach for Refugees at JVS Boston. She is expected to graduate in 2023 with a Bachelor's degree in Civic Studies and Sociology.

Marketing Associate

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