Girl Effect's first CEO brings brand strategy to development

Farah Ramzan Golant was an unorthodox choice for Girl Effect's first CEO. Now a year into the job, she has learned plenty about disruptive change, the power of the brand and how sometimes an outsider can bring clarity and vision.

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  • Adva Saldinger

    Adva Saldinger is an Associate Editor at Devex, where she covers the intersection of business and international development, as well as U.S. foreign aid policy. From partnerships to trade and social entrepreneurship to impact investing, Adva explores the role the private sector and private capital play in development. A journalist with more than 10 years of experience, she has worked at several newspapers in the U.S. and lived in both Ghana and South Africa.