Never underestimate what a memory from one’s youth can set in motion.
At a 2014 Disruptive Women in Health Care forum, Tanya C. Jones talked about her memories of a trip she took with her parents to rural parts of Africa. What stayed with her were the dire conditions and the realization that people in remote areas with limited access to conventional services and infrastructure needed both skill building and access to modern telecommunications.
Today, as President of Aya Global, a philanthropic advisory practice, this Disruptive Woman to Watch for 2016, is offering strategic guidance to institutions and individuals and helping them reach their philanthropic goals. Reaching back to her memories of that trip with her parents, she has devoted the last several years to improving the health of women and children in rural communities of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia as an implementer, fundraiser and funder. (more…)