Adrianne Marinkovich has spent her career championing women’s and girls’ rights with an ever-present learning mindset. Believing that the work is never done and there is always a new and better way to inspire progress, Adrianne is an advocate of putting those we wish to impact at the heart of our work and providing time and space for reflection and failing forward. She began her professional journey as a nurse in the homeless shelters of Omaha and has since managed and developed programs in more than 25 countries globally working with the largest private donor of sexual and reproductive rights as well as the Founding Country Director of Willows International Tanzania.  Currently, the CEO of Ubuntu Strategies, a social impact consulting firm, she works to inspire solutions that drive sustainable change for governments, foundations, international non-governmental agencies, and social enterprises.

Adrianne has trained in Design Thinking at the Stanford University Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, has a Master’s degree in Public Health Policy and Administration from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Creighton University.