An illustrated portrait of Wendo Aszed

Wendo Aszed

Wendo Aszed leads Dandelion Africa, a grassroots innovator in Kenya that focuses on women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health, economic empowerment, and advocacy on gender-based violence. She has over 10 years’ experience in grassroots sustainable projects that are rooted in community-driven solutions. Her vision is to work with the most marginalized groups in society, women, and youth, to improve their health, economy, and education through innovative sustainable solutions.

Wendo attended the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders at Stanford University and studies Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University. She is an African Visionary Fellow, a dynamic speaker, a writer, and an Aspen New Voices Fellow 2019. Wendo is an awardee of the National Diversity and Inclusion Awards & Recognition 2019 in Kenya and Segal Family Foundation Rising Star award in 2017. She sits on a number of boards at the county and national level and at a local university. She is currently mentoring five upcoming community-based 0rganizations in some of the poorest regions in Kenya. Her Dandelion model is simple: grow others as you grow.