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Ory currently serves as M.D. Africa Omidyar Network. Omidyar
Network is a philanthropic investment firm that is focused on creating opportunity
for people to improve their lives.
Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Ory was Google’s policy manager for Sub-
Saharan Africa. Previously, Ory was at the forefront
of developing technology innovation as a founding member of Ushahidi. She
served as the organization’s executive director from inception until December
In 2015 she was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Thomson Reuters
Founders Share Company. Ory is an Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN)
Fellow. She previously served as a member of World Bank’s Council of Eminent Persons .
Ory earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School and graduated summa cum laude
with a B.A. degree in political science from the University of Pittsburgh.
In 2010, Ory was named one of the top 100 Global Thinkers
by Foreign Policy Magazine and in 2011 Ory was named a Young Global Leader
by the World Economic Forum, and one of Africa's most Powerful Women by
Forbes Magazine. In 2014 she was named Time 100's most influential people in