Posted by Tererai Trent on Jun 25, 2018

Dr. Tererai Trent is one of today’s most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment.  Distinguished as Oprah Winfrey’s “All-Time Favorite Guest,” Dr. Trent is a scholar, humanitarian, motivational speaker, educator, author, and the founder of Tererai Trent International.

Rooted in humble beginnings, Tererai grew up in a cattle-herding family in rural Zimbabwe, in a country known as Rhodesia under colonial rule, where cultural practices and a war that liberated her country charted the course of her life.  Due to traditional women’s roles and cultural norms, Tererai did not have the opportunity to go to school.  Undeterred, she still dreamed of an education and determinedly taught herself to read and write from her brother’s schoolbooks.  Despite being married young and having three children by the time she was eighteen, she never lost sight of her dreams.

Dr. Trent could not have imagined that her steadfast determination, hard work and belief in her dreams would eventually earn her multiple degrees, and a prominent global platform with world leaders and international businesses and audiences where she advocates for universal access to quality education.  Currently an adjunct professor in Monitoring & Evaluation in Global Health at Drexel University, School of Public Health, Dr. Trent is a senior consultant with more than 18 years of international experience in program and policy evaluation, and has worked on five continents for major humanitarian organizations.