Fatma Kauga

Founder & Executive Director, Doyenne Organization

Fatma Said Kauga is the Founder and the Executive Director of Doyenne Organization, whose mission is to promote and expose young girls to the possibilities, opportunities, and alternatives available for them to become leaders. They aim to develop the next generation of qualified female leaders through programs that coach, mentor, and inspire high school and university students in Tanzania while pursuing their academic courses.

Kauga is passionate about enhancing youth and women’s potential to bring positive, sustainable change. She holds a Master of Science in Finance and Invest and a Bachelor of Science in Taxation from the Institute of Finance Management of Tanzania. She has more than seven years of working experience in social investment for education, youth, and women empowerment programs in Tanzania. She is the 2021 Mandela Washington Fellow who studied Leadership in Civic Engagement at Appalachian State University. Fatma served as a board member and treasurer of the Policy Forum in Tanzania and is an advisory board member of the Asante Africa Foundation and SAWA initiative, both from Tanzania.

Fatma was awarded Honorary citizenship in Boone, North Carolina 2021. Following her work in the education sector and women and youth involvement, she was listed among the 100 Tanzanian Sheroes Award in 2020. She is also the Vital Voices Visionaries Fellows class of 2022, Gratitude Network Fellow class of 2020, Young and Emerging Leaders Project (YELP) Fellow class of 2021, and the Perennial Leadership Fellow class of 2019.