Lola Adedokun is the executive director of the Aspen Global Innovators Group at the Aspen Institute and co-chair of the Aspen Institute Forum on Women and Girls. Since joining the Aspen Institute in December 2021, she has led a dynamic team advancing a portfolio of programs that expand opportunities and access to health and prosperity for people living at the world’s margins.
By fostering a collaborative culture and strong ecosystems among implementers, policymakers, researchers and local leaders, Ms. Adedokun seeks to support local leaders to reduce inequality, strengthen communities and enable individuals and families to lead healthy, vibrant and self-determined lives.
Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, Ms. Adedokun spent 14 years with the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, where she administered over $150 million in grant-making as both director of the African health initiative and director of the child well-being program.
Ms. Adedokun currently serves on the boards of Foster America, Community Solutions, the National Employment Law Project, and the Brooklyn-based Explore Schools network. She earned dual B.A. degrees with honors in health policy & society and sociology from Dartmouth College and an M.P.H. from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.
“R4D is truly working to shift global power imbalances to support effective country leadership. I am thrilled to join the Board and help steer the future of the organization.” — Lola Adedokun