Erin Ganju

Erin Ganju

Echidna Giving

Erin Ganju is a Managing Director at Echidna Giving, a private funder in girls’ education in lower-income countries. Prior to her role at Echidna Giving, Erin turned a bold idea for advancing literacy and gender equality into an international NGO: Room to Read. Erin Ganju is the Co-founder, former CEO, and currently remains an Emeritus Board Member of Room to Read, an organization that has impacted over 16 million children in 15 countries. From the early start-up days of Room to Read, Erin was instrumental in the design and implementation of the organization’s scalable, replicable model. Erin co-authored Scaling Global Change: A Social Entrepreneur’s Guide to Surviving the Start-up Phase and Driving Impact. The book is a how-to guide for social entrepreneurs who have a vision to change the world and need a strong organizational foundation to do it, utilizing Room to Read as an organizational case study. Before co-founding Room to Read, Erin worked at Goldman Sachs & Co, Unilever and several technology start-ups. Erin holds a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree in international relations and economics from The Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.

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