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Katherine Borsecnik

Katherine is the vice chair of Root Capital's board of directors and the former president of brand management and senior vice president of AOL. She began her technology career with AOL in the late 1980s, and ultimately oversaw the development and design of all online content, including news and information, entertainment services, community, and online transactional products. Although she continues to be involved in the technology sector, in recent years Katherine has also devoted time and resources to nonprofit organizations in the areas of economic rights and development. Recently, she has served on a variety of boards, for organizations such as Women for Women International and the Telluride Academy. She is founder of the Ebb Point Foundation, which supports educational, civil and human rights organizations, and president of the board at the Georgetown Day School, a progressive K-12 independent school in Washington, D.C. She holds a B.A. and a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin.


Four Observations from Ghana’s Back Roads

Posted by Katherine Borsecnik  |  Mar 27, 2014 9:43:00 AM

Katherine Borsecnik at Kuapa Kokoo

As a board director and a donor, I’m in a good spot to closely track Root Capital’s progress, which also gives me regular opportunities to reevaluate the wisdom of my own investments of time and money.  While most of my work with Root Capital is done an arm’s length from the impact, I recently had my third opportunity to visit Root Capital clients, this time in Ghana with fellow board members, Root Capital staff, and my 17-year-old daughter.

Here’s some of what I observed:

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Topics: West Africa, Livelihoods, Our Community