Lucy Lake

Lucy’s life’s work is to advance girls’ education and women’s leadership. As chief executive of CAMFED (Campaign for Female Education), she developed a highly-acclaimed model – cited in Forbes as, “how some of the poorest girls in the world get exactly the education they need.” In 2020, Lucy was awarded the prestigious Yidan Prize, the world’s largest education prize. She has been recognized with a Queen’s Honor and under her leadership, CAMFED won the 2021 Hilton Humanitarian Prize and the Princess of Asturias Award. Lucy was Chair of the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative, and on the High – Level Steering Committee of the Global Education Commission. 

Lucy regularly speaks on global platforms such as the United Nations, World Bank, Brookings, Skoll World Forum, LEGO Ideas Conference, the London School of Economics, and Stanford University.


Be part of the change you want to see

The Power of Entitlement 

Concrete Floors and Glass Ceilings

Lucy’s unremitting focus on ensuring the most marginalized girls have the opportunity to realize their potential through education has unlocked an unrivaled pipeline of leadership that will transform future generations.
- The Honorable Julia Gillard AC, 27th Prime Minister of Australia
If you want to be part of the change you hope to see, you must first explore how to find your place in that movement.
- Lucy Lake

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