Social Entrepreneur on a Mission to Promote Gender Equality around the World


Social Entrepreneur Dr. Raye Mitchell, along with her 14-year-old protégé Helen Kassa, are embarking on a global mission to promote gender equality and improve access to education worldwide.

Honorable Ethiopian Ambassador Zerihun Retta and the Honorable Deputy Consul General Essayas Gota met with Dr. Mitchell and Kassa to launch a program, Leadership Journey for Change, that will empower women and girls everywhere.


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