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Founder and CEO of FACE Africa

SARAN KABA JONES


Saran Kaba Jones is a Liberian social entrepreneur and clean water advocate. She’s the Founder and CEO of FACE Africa, an organization working to strengthen water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure and services in rural communities across sub-Saharan Africa. Selected by Forbes Magazine’s as of Africa’s 20 Youngest Power Women, Saran is a Board Member of the UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group West/Center Africa and a 2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. She was listed by the Guardian UK as one of Africa’s 25 Top Women Achievers alongside President Joyce Banda of Malawi and Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee. In 2012, she received the Longines/ Town&Country “Women Who Make A Difference’ Award for her work with FACE Africa, and earlier that year she was listed by Black Enterprise as one of 10 International Women of Power to Watch. She’s a TED Global Fellow and Time Magazine Next Generation Leader. Saran is a frequent speaker on topics including water infrastructure, social entrepreneurship and gender equality and has served on panels at the World Economic Forum, Harvard University, MIT, the London School of Economics, and the African Union. She is also a member of the U.S. State Department’s International Information Programs (IIP) and frequently conducts workshops globally on entrepreneurship.