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Panel Discussion: The Urugo Women's Opportunity Center

Panel discussion about Urugo Women’s Opportunity Center (WOC) in Rwanda

Beautiful panel with the Museum Of Design Atlanta! We discussed our Women’s Opportunity Center in Rwanda, where women survivors of war & conflict go to heal, share business skills, & sell their hand-made products in one energizing space.

A huge thank you to all who attended and many thanks to our incredible speakers:  

Laurie Adams
Verna Eggleston with Bloomberg Philanthropies
Tyler Survant with Sharon Davis Design
John Cary
Wanona Satcher

Meet Our Panelists and Moderator:

Laurie Adams Headshot


Laurie Adams is the Chief Executive Officer of Women for Women International. She is an innovative leader, strategist, and gender rights advocate with more than 25 years’ experience in international development, including advocacy, humanitarian response, rural development and urban regeneration across the globe.





Verna Eggleston headshot


Verna Eggleston has led the Women’s Economic Development initiatives at Bloomberg Philanthropies since the inception of the program in 2007. She has worked for more than four decades in the area of human and social development, both in government and the private sector.






Tyler Survant headshot


Tyler Survant is a project director at Sharon Davis Design. There and at SHoP Architects, he has worked on projects in Botswana, Rwanda, and in the US. Tyler earned a Master of Architecture degree from Yale University in 2011 and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis in 2006. 






John Cary headshot


John Cary is author of the book Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone and Curator of MODA’s exhibition Design for Good: Architecture for Everyone. John is an architect, writer, speaker, and curator focused on design and philanthropy. He is also an advisor to an array of foundations and nonprofits globally.





Wanona Satcher headshot


Wanona Satcher is an urban designer, landscape architectural designer, and city planner originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She is Founder and CEO of ReJuve Corp a manufacturing nonprofit, and Mākhers Studio LLC a for-profit “urban design for social impact” company. Wanona has written for the Huffington Post, participated in the Aspen Institute, and was a Next City Vanguard Top 40 Under 40 Program. She is the first African American graduate of Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction Landscape Architecture program.




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