Meagan Fallone

Founder, Step Up

Entrepreneur in Residence and Director of Climate Justice, CARE. Former CEO Barefoot College and Barefoot College International(BCI). Current Bindi International (Formerly, Barefoot College International) Board Director and Founder of Step Up Advisers, Ltd. Social Entrepreneur, Corporate Social Intrapreneur & strategist. Working in agri livelihoods, financial inclusion, environmental stewardship, renewable energy and digital technology integration. Led a tripling of size of the Barefoot College to 93 countries. Established 5 Barefoot Women's Vocational Training Colleges in sub-Saharan Africa, 1 in the Pacific Islands and commenced planning for 1 in Latin America. Worked extensively to develop the women’s rural entrepreneur and Agri Livelihood programs through digital integration. Designed and Developed an award-winning digital Learning Management System & content driven commerce engine for smallholder farmers with a systems approach for Innoterra Ag a Swiss/Indian Agri Food technology Platform. Worked to develop on ESG and Climate strategy across for and not for profit organisations. Work is recognized globally with Governments, Private Sector and Multilateral partners. Meagan has been distinguished with the 2018 Hillary Laureate Award for mid-career global leadership on poverty, climate change, social justice and peace; the 2019 Mother Theresa Award for Social Justice and together with her Barefoot College International team, the Wise Award for Education Innovation.

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