Fistula Foundation CEO Kate Grant was recently recognized by the American Marketing Association (AMA) and American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) for her visionary leadership of the Fistula Foundation for the past nine years. Grant is the eighth nonprofit leader to receive the honor since the establishment of the award in 2008.
Based in San Jose, Fistula Foundation funds curative surgeries for obstetric fistula, a childbirth injury common in the developing world that renders a woman incontinent. Left untreated, a woman with fistula can too often face a life of shame and isolation. When a woman has access to surgery that Fistula Foundation provides, which costs $450 on average, her life can be transformed and her health restored. One million women in Africa and Asia suffer from untreated obstetric fistula.