Rising Talents Network


Atti Worku

African Visionary Fund

Founder & CEO


ATTI is the Founder and CEO of Seeds of Africa, an NYC nonprofit dedicated to developing the educational foundation for the next generation of African leaders. Born in Ethiopia, Worku’s efforts have been recognized with an African Diaspora Award for Community Service, and The African Youth Excellence Honorary Award. Worku was recently named one of the Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) class of 2019. Teen Vogue called her an impactful Female Leader. She has been a speaker at The Skoll World Forum, The African Philanthropy Forum, The United Nations, Ford Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and Women4Climate. She contributes to HuffPost on Education and Development in Africa. Worku has written multiple Essays on power dynamics and Racial Injustice in Philanthropy