Who we are

Emerging Women was founded by Rahaf Harfoush, Kathryn Llewellyn and Robyn Scott.

Rahaf Harfoush – Co-Founder

Rahaf is a Strategist, Author, and Speaker who has a deep passion for exploring how technology is affecting the way we communicate, work and play. She specializes in helping organizations align their Digital Media initiatives with their strategic vision to build authentic relationships with consumers, employees and other stakeholders. She was the Research Coordinator of Don Tapscott’s best selling book “Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything,” and on the research team of “Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing your World.” (Tapscott, 2009) She is currently working on her second book entitled “ArchiTech: The Age of the Entrepreneur”. Formerly, she was the Associate Director of the Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland.

Kathryn Llewellyn – Co-Founder

Kathryn is co-founder of Positive Women. She has been involved in campaigning and development management for nine years. Her experience includes: International Development Director for the One Brand, CEO of Pump Aid, a water and sanitation NGO working in Zimbabwe, Liberia and Malawi, running an innovative campaign called “Live Below the Line” for the Global Poverty Project, leading campaigning NGO Action for southern Africa and most recently International Development Director for Global Ethics. Kathryn has one a number of awards including: the Sheila McKechnie conflict resolution award for her campaigning work on democracy in Zimbabwe and an UNTLD award for Social entrepreneurs. Kathryn is also an advisor to the Channel four Battlefront show, mentoring young campaigners and a number other International NGO’s on both Fundraising and programme development.

Robyn Scott – Co-Founder

Robyn is a social entrepreneur and author. She is Co-founder and Managing Director of OneLeap, an online platform which enables talented people to get a message through to decision-makers by putting down a deposit. The deposit is either refunded or given to charity. She is also co-founder of Mothers for All, a Southern African non-profit which teaches entrepreneurship skills to AIDS orphan caregivers, and she is ambassador for the Access to Medicine Index. She is  a writer, her first book, Twenty Chickens for a Saddle, a bestselling memoir about growing up in Botswana against the AIDS epidemic. She is currently working on her second book, the true story of a group of maximum security prisoners in South Africa who adopted AIDS orphans. She’s worked for BP and the Financial Times. She is a Gates Cambridge Scholar and a Fellow of the RSA.