Women's Forum Global Meeting 2022


Karima Ladhani

Harvard University / Barakat Bundle

Visiting Scientist / Founder & CEO


Dr. Karima Ladhani is a social entrepreneur, international development professional, and innovation & strategy consultant, . She is the Founder & CEO of Barakat Bundle, a non-profit that creates life-saving bundles for mothers and newborns in South Asia and Giving Cradle, a social enterprise that creates safe, sustainable maternal & newborn products that give back. As a visiting scientist at Harvard University and an entrepreneur in residence at Georgetown University, Dr. Ladhani’s work impacts policymaking and development across 30 countries. She also mentors entrepreneurs from across the African continent, India, and the USA through her work at Next Health Accelerator, Aspen Digital Equity Accelerator, and Builders + Backers. Dr. Ladhani is a graduate of Harvard University (PhD, MPH), as well as University of Waterloo (BMath) and Wilfrid Laurier University (BBA) in Canada. She has received numerous accolades including: Top 50 South Asian Founders to Watch, 40 under 40 Public Health Catalyst Award, Aspen Ideas Festival Global Voices Scholar, Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business Award, Harvard Business School New Venture Award, LinkedIn For Good Award, and WeWork Creator Award.

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