Gretchen Steidle

 Gretchen Steidle, TEDxWashingtonSquare, 10.15.16

GRETCHEN Ki STEIDLE is the founder and President of Global Grassroots, an international non-profit that works with women and girls in post-conflict East Africa through a mindfulness-based leadership program and social entrepreneurship incubator. Gretchen is also a certified Integrative Breathwork practitioner and teaches about conscious social change globally. She is a producer of the thrice Emmy-nominated documentary on the Darfur crisis, The Devil Came on Horsebackand co-author of the memoir of the same name. In 2007, Gretchen was honored by World Business Magazine and Shell as one of the top International 35 Women Under 35. In 2010 she was chosen as a CNN Hero working in Haiti after the earthquake. In 2011 she was chosen one of seven Remarkable Women of the World by New Hampshire Magazine. She holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BA in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.