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Losang Rabgey      

Feminist, Social Innovator, Nonprofit Leader & Expert in Ethical Leadership

Born a Tibetan refugee in India and raised in Canada, Dr. Losang Rabgey is the first Tibetan to hold a PhD in Feminist Anthropology. She is the first Tibetan Commonwealth Scholar and is recognized as an explorer by both National Geographic Explorer and the Explorers Club. She and her sister Dr. Tashi Rabgey co-founded Machik with their parents as a nonprofit whose mission is to grow a global community committed to a stronger future for Tibet.

In 20+ years, Machik has mentored and supported education for thousands of people in Tibet and in diaspora, mostly women and girls. Machik currently works on civic engagement, gender equity, and social innovation.

Dr. Rabgey was recognized by Harvard University as Women Inspiring Change and is a frequent public speaker, including at Yale University, Harvard University, UC Santa Cruz, and the Nobel Peace Forum. She also serves on the board of Telluride Mountainfilm, is on the Explorers Club Grants Selection Committee and on the Eaton House DC Community Advisory Board. "In this time of vast global disparities, now more than ever, we need to grow empathy and engage in meaningful change.”

Speech Topics


The Power of Diversity

Intersectional Approaches to Social Change

Women’s Leadership and Overcoming Challenges

The Power of Education for Girls and Women: a Tibetan Story

Leading with Empathy

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