Friends of the Children - New York | Kate Ekanem-Hannum

Join us for Friends - New York’s Step Up Gala on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

Kate Ekanem-Hannum

Director of Programs

Kate is a nonprofit management professional with over fifteen years of experience working in the intersection of women and gender, youth development, social and criminal justice, economic development, social services, policy reform advocacy and community building. She's worked at managerial and executive level in program development, team supervision, research and data collection, creative writing and social media marketing, MEAL, and grant writing. Dedicated to ensuring project Interventions are completed on time, within budget, and with clear outcomes. Managed multiple donor-funded programme activities, maintained project calendar and milestones, liaised with finance on budget management and worked closely with MEAL officers to evaluate and report outcomes using surveys for data analysis and continuous learning and improvement. Kate was born in Etinan, South South Nigeria but grew up in the boisterous Lagos city subsequent to her mother's demise. Kate is a Ship the start-up Ambassador, a Grubstreet Muse Literary Citizen Writer award recipient, a Deutsche Welle Global Media award recipient, a 2019 Dalai Lama fellow, a 2018 overall winner of the African Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Empowerment Category, a Sojourner Truth Award winner, a Muhlenberg Goodwill Award winner, a Jim Schneider Award for Social Justice winner, a 2022 TIAW World of Difference Award recipient and an Internet Society 25 Under 25 award recipient, to mention a few. Her works have appeared in Huffington Post, the Muhlenberg Weekly, to mention a few. Kate graduated with a BA in Media Communication, Women and Gender, and Creative Writing from Muhlenberg College and with a MA and an MFA from Wilkes University in view.

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