WaterAid CEO Sarina Prabasi Named Amongst ‘Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink’

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The Fortune magazine and Food & Wine lists honor ‘entrepreneurs and idealists who are changing the world’

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I am incredibly proud of the work we do at WaterAid, and am honored to be at the helm of an organization that is truly transforming lives.

Together with WaterAid UK CEO Barbara Frost, WaterAid America CEO Sarina Prabasi has been named by Fortune magazine and Food & Wine as one of the ‘most innovative women in food and drink’.

“I am incredibly proud of the work we do at WaterAid, and am honored to be at the helm of an organization that is truly transforming lives,” commented Prabasi.

“Day in and day out, we are proving that clean water, toilets and hygiene are the essential ingredients for a world where girls are able to attend and stay in school, women have the time to start and run small businesses, and half of the world’s hospital beds are no longer filled by people suffering from preventable water-related diseases.”

Prabasi was appointed Chief Executive of WaterAid America in May 2014, having served previously as Deputy Chief of Programs at Orbis International and as Country Representative of WaterAid Ethiopia. Over the course of the last year, WaterAid worked with local partners to reach two million people with clean water, and three million people with toilets and sanitation.

Other women honored by Fortune magazine and Food & Wine include Jessica Alba, The Honest Company; Julie Smolyansky, Lifeway Foods; Lauren Bush Lauren, FEED; Carla Hall, The Chew and Kara Cissell-Roell, VMG Partners.

Read more at http://www.Fortune.com/food-drink-women-innovators/ and at FoodandWine.com.

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Note to editors

  •     Around 1,400 children die every day from diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation
  •     More than 650 million people live without water that is safe for consumption
  •     2.3 billion people live without sanitation; that is one in three people globally
  •     For every $1 invested in water and sanitation, an average of $4 is returned in increased productivity
  •     Just $25 can enable one person to access a lasting supply of safe water

About WaterAid

WaterAid is an international non-profit organization dedicated to helping the world’s poorest people gain access to safe water and sanitation. WaterAid works in 26 countries across Africa, Asia, Central America and the Pacific region. Since 1981, WaterAid has reached 21 million people with safe water and, since 2004, 18 million people with toilets and sanitation. http://www.wateraid.org

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