Chief Executive Officer, Barefoot College International
Responsible for leading Barefoot College International, Meagan Fallone is currently steering the Global footprint of the Barefoot College expansion to 82 countries in the Global South, through the establishment of a further 6 Barefoot College Women’s Vocational Training Centers in Sub Saharan Africa, Latin America, SE Asia and the Pacific; to triple the size of the Barefoot College by 2018. In addition, she is leading a significant move by the organisation towards digital integration within the organisation itself and as a route to dissemination of sustainable livelihood, environmental stewardship, technical and enterprise skills in the hands of the rural poor illiterate /semi literate women the college trains.
A successful for-profit entrepreneur, designer and world class mountaineer, Meagan has brought a special and unique skill set to a 44 year old values driven NGO through her dedication to creating an ecosystem where social innovation can thrive, impact is in focus and calculated risk taking is encouraged. The “Barefoot Approach” is a community-based transparent and inclusive approach to economic transformation, self sufficiency & uplift. Water management, Solar Electrification, Sustainable Livelihood & Enterprise creation and a unique solution to Rural Education for rural children that has today educated more than 75,000 young people.
Meagan Fallone holds a BA from Yale University, USA and a MA from UCL,UK