Winnie Auma

Winnie Auma

Chief Program Officer

Winnie Auma is a champion for economic inclusion and poverty alleviation in rural populations. Having grown out of extreme poverty herself, Winnie knows first-hand what it means to implement sustainable development programs. She thrives on providing opportunities and resources for those who need them most.

Since joining Village Enterprise as a volunteer business mentor in 2010, Winnie has served on our staff as a Field Coordinator, Assistant Country Director, Country Director, Vice President of Programs, and currently holds the role of Chief Program Officer. Winnie has spoken at over 40 companies and organizations, including Facebook, Google, Intuit, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. She was also a panelist at the Skoll World Forum.

Winnie previously worked as a high school teacher and administrator. She holds a BA in Education from Makerere University, a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Management, and was a 2019 Harvard Kennedy School Emerging Leader in Executive Education.

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