Rebecca Kaduru joined ISC as its third president in September 2023 after nearly 15 years of working at the intersection of community development, climate, and social enterprise.
Prior to joining ISC, Rebecca was the chief strategy and impact officer at UpStart where she led a national social impact accelerator program supporting community-led systems change across the United States. She previously held the position of managing director of North America for Solidaridad, a global nonprofit organization that builds more equitable, global supply chains.
Rebecca is a co-founder of KadAfrica, a social enterprise in East Africa that supports out-of-school girls and young women building sustainable agriculture value chains in rural communities, which clearly highlights her work as both an entrepreneur and development professional.
A graduate of the 2017 Miller Center Global Social Benefit Incubator, Rebecca was a recipient of the 2015 SPRING Accelerator from USAID and a 2014 Unreasonable Fellow. She was a finalist for Nestle’s Creating Shared Value prize in 2017 and was awarded the 2018 Gene Roddenberry Prize for her work to solve the climate crisis through girls’ education. She holds a B.S. in political science from Santa Clara University and an M.A. in political science from The American University in Cairo. Rebecca resides in Nashville, TN, with her husband and daughter.