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Rebecca Bakare

2024 Fellow

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Focus Areas

Agriculture, Food & Hunger
Women Entrepreneurship

Rebecca Bakare is the founder and director of Mama’s Creation Foods, a social enterprise that connects African women farmers to lucrative markets for indigenous medicinal herbs and nutrient-dense ingredients. The venture also partners with grassroots organizations to empower rural women farmers to adopt climate-resilient agricultural practices, enabling them to attain resilient livelihoods.

Before her entrepreneurial journey, Ms. Bakare worked in the non-profit sector, where she honed her interest in using business as a force for good. At Ashoka, she led the development of a youth change-making program and mobilized resources to establish women’s economic empowerment initiatives in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Washington and Lee University and will pursue an MBA as a Forte Fellow at Duke University in July 2024.

“As a visionary leader, I strive to advance evidence-based innovations that deliver better health and socioeconomic outcomes for underserved populations.”