Solome Lemma (Co-Founder and Executive Director of Africans in the Diaspora) Solome is a philanthropist, activist, and organizer. For over five years, she served as The Global Fund for Children’s Senior Program Officer for Africa, managing a large portfolio that included work with over 100 grassroots organizations in about 25 countries. Through Africans in the Diaspora (AiD), she is leading major efforts to unleash the philanthropic and intellectual capital of the Diaspora to advance sustainable development in Africa. In the past, Solome has worked with the UN Development Programme in Ethiopia, Human Rights Watch in New York City, and International Rescue Committee in Liberia. Solome received a master's degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and an undergraduate degree in international relations from Stanford University. Solome is also a U.S. White House Champions of Change honoree.