“I come from a family of political refugees. My parents left their home with just a suitcase and worked hard all their lives. When I was a child, money was not plentiful but I was lucky – very lucky. I lived in a country where there was free education and no obstacles to fulfilling my potential. I was the first woman in my family to go through higher education, to have a career, and to become a leader.
I am living proof of what education and having the opportunity to work can do. I am a case study of how giving a woman the right tools enables her to have a sustainable future and become a leader.
The women Same Sky supports don’t have the same opportunities that I had. They are living with challenges that I can only begin to imagine. The vision and drive Francine LeFrak has to make a difference with the women of Rwanda and America won’t just change their lives, it will change their societies and the lives of the generations that follow. I am extremely proud to be a part of such an incredible mission." Leonor Stjepic, London
Chief Executive, RAFT