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Losang Ragbey    

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

Born a Tibetan refugee in India and raised in Canada, Dr Rabgey is the first Tibetan to hold a PhD in Feminist Anthropology, from the University of London. She is the first Tibetan Commonwealth Scholar and National Geographic Explorer. In 1998, 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 over 20 years, Machik has mentored and supported education for thousands of people in Tibet and in diaspora, mostly women and girls. Machik’s current work centers on civic engagement, gender equity and social innovation. Machik Fest, Khabda and Kora engage a diverse global community to grow understanding of Tibet. Gender equity includes the Machik Gender Summit, Healthy Masculinity, and Feminist Translations. Machik also supports social innovators Tibet working in education, film, gender equity, conservation, health, and so on. Dr Rabgey and her sister were recognized by Harvard University as Women Inspiring Change, along with others including Stacey Abrams, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Kamala Harris. Dr Rabgey and her family were awarded the Meritorious Service Cross by the Governor-General of Canada. She is a frequent public speaker, including at Yale University, Harvard University, UC Santa Cruz, and the Nobel Peace Forum. "I am truly passionate about social engagement to bridge cultural divides for Tibet and globally. By engaging with empathy, we can make impact for social and environmental justice." Rabgey first traveled to Tibet with her family in 1987.


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Speech Topics

Leading with Empathy

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

Women’s Leadership and Overcoming Challenges

Intersectional Approaches to Social Change

The Power of Diversity

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