This September, Melinda Gates handed over the reins to her position as Maverick Collective co-chair to South African businesswoman and philanthropist Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe.
“I believe that strategic investment in women and girls will ensure we address the most pressing issues that face women today. Addressing women’s issues is part of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and Maverick’s impact will extend toward closing gender parity gaps,” said Dr. Moloi-Motsepe.
Gates noted, “I look forward to watching Precious harness the potential of Maverick Collective and bring it to more women and girls in more places.”
Inspired by Melinda Gates, Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess of Norway and PSI’s Kate Roberts founded Maverick Collective five years ago as PSI’s philanthropic innovation lab. This community of strategic female philanthropists aims to uncover health solutions for women and girls globally. Dr. Moloi-Motsepe represents the next phase of growth for Maverick Collective to further internationalize and engage with innovators and philanthropists, particularly in Africa.