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Educate for equality

Putting gender equality at the heart of education

Erin Ganju
Managing Director, Echidna Giving

Erin is a Managing Director at Echidna Giving, a private funder with one sole aim: getting more girls into better schools to live better lives. She brings 20 years of experience in the international education development sector.

Erin joined Echidna Giving from Room to Read, the widely known and internationally lauded NGO she co-founded to advance literacy and gender equality. During her tenures as COO and CEO, Room to Read helped over 12 million children in 15 countries pursue a quality education. Erin was instrumental in the design and implementation of the organization’s scalable, replicable model. She captured her experiences and insights as co-author of Scaling Global Change: A Social Entrepreneur’s Guide to Surviving the Start-up Phase and Driving Impact. The book is a how-to guide for social entrepreneurs who have a vision to change the world and need a strong organizational foundation to do it.

Before co-founding Room to Read, Erin worked at Goldman Sachs & Co, Unilever and several technology start-ups. She holds a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree in international relations and economics from The Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C

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