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Solar Sister Welcomes Betsy Graves Henderson to its Board of Directors
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Jan 24, 2023, 10:15 AM ET
Betsy’s work in women’s leadership, as well as her personal experiences living in rural Kenya, contribute to the deep commitment that brings Betsy to Solar Sister,”WASHINGTON, DC , UNITED STATES, NAIROBI, KENYA, January 24, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Solar Sister announced today that Betsy Graves Henderson has joined the organization’s Board of Directors. Ms. Henderson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in business trends and investment in conflict states across Africa as an Editorial Consultant at Asoko Insight. She advises technology companies on Africa-based partnerships through her consultancy, Weims Corporation.
— Katherine Lucey, Founder, and CEO of Solar Sister
Betsy began her career at a women’s leadership NGO in western Kenya and, over the past decade, has facilitated development initiatives for American non-profit, private sector, and faith-based organizations across eight countries in East and Southern Africa. She also routinely contributes to the online African business journal, How we made it Africa.
“Betsy’s work in women’s leadership, as well as her personal experiences living in rural Kenya, contribute to the deep commitment that brings Betsy to Solar Sister,” said Katherine Lucey, Founder, and CEO of Solar Sister. “We are so fortunate to have Betsy serving on our Board of Directors. We welcome her to Solar Sister and look forward to our future work together.”
Betsy graduated from the University of Virginia with degrees in Foreign Affairs and English. She earned her Master’s Degree in International Relations from American University. She has served as the 2020 Africa Fellow for Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) and a 2021 cohort member of the Africa Policy Accelerator at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Betsy also sits on the US board for FaithAid and resides in Kenya with her husband and young children.
Betsy is committed to economically empowering African female entrepreneurs. She is excited to support Solar Sister’s transformative impact in rural and urban communities.
About Solar Sister: Solar Sister drives impact by investing in women’s clean energy businesses in off-grid communities in Africa. Solar Sister eradicates extreme energy poverty by empowering African women with economic opportunity and providing essential services and training that enable women entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses. Solar Sister is a climate solution that also improves human well-being, boosts equity, and helps usher in prosperity for people in sub-Saharan Africa who are least responsible for the climate crisis. To date, over 8,500 Solar Sister Entrepreneurs have reached over three and one-half million people with clean energy access. Products sold by Solar Sister Entrepreneurs have eliminated more than one million metric tonnes of CO2 emissions. www.solarsister.org