Meet Latanya Mapp Frett: A Speaker at Our Upcoming ESGx Event on August 18th
Updated: Aug 19
Latanya Mapp Frett is the President and Ceo of the Global Fund for Women; she is also the former Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Global. Furthermore, Frett has worked for eight years as a human rights officer for the United Nations Children’s Fund and ten years with the United States Agency for International Development, to name a few of her astounding job titles. Frett is a highly esteemed woman who has won numerous honors and awards for her incredible work.
Latanya Mapp Frett worked diligently and tirelessly as the Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Global to quadruple the size of the program in four years to become one of the most innovative and sustainable global health organizations in the field.
Frett also served as a delegate to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 and continues to fight for the human rights of women daily.
As an attorney by training, Frett began her career at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund in Washington, DC. Her honors and awards include; two Esteemed Meritorious Honor Awards from the U.S. government and the highest honor in civil service, the Superior Honor Award, from the U.S. State Department. Frett was also one of thirty Foreign Service Officers to be honored with the Colin Powell Fellowship.
Currently, Frett is serving on the Board of Directors at Oxfam America and CHANGE and is an Adjunct Professor of Population and Family Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Frett is also a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and author of four U.N. human rights reports and manuals. She is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer and Alum of ICAP, and finally, she is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
There is not much that Latanya Mapp Frett cannot do. We are lucky enough to have Latanya Mapp Frett speak in our upcoming ESGx event on August 18th. If you would like to learn more about Frett’s opinions on what work is required to bring prosperity through diversity register below for our ESGx event: Prosperity Through Diversity.
On August 18th, ESGX will host "Prosperity Through Diversity: Activists, Champions, & Unsung Heroes" to discuss:
How far have we come, and why must we go further?
Where can we drive real progress, and what goals should we set?
Why is it urgent, and when should we expect results?