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WaterAid CEOs named among most innovative women in food and drink

Fortune and Food & Wine magazines have included Barbara Frost and Sarina Prabasi among ‘entrepreneurs and idealists who are changing the world’.

10 Sep 2015

Two of WaterAid's CEOs have been named among the most innovative women in food and drink by Fortune and Food & Wine magazines.

WaterAid's Chief Executive Barbara Frost and WaterAid America's CEO Sarina Prabasi both feature in the list, which honours 'entrepreneurs and idealists who are changing the world'.

"I am incredibly proud of the work we do at WaterAid, and am honored to be at the helm of an organisation that is truly transforming lives," says Sarina.

"Day in and day out, we are proving that, together, clean water, toilets and hygiene are the essential ingredients for a world where girls are able to attend and stay in school, women have the time to start and run small businesses, and half of the world's hospital beds are no longer filled by people suffering from preventable water-related diseases."


Sarina (centre) meets women outside Bilwi, Nicaragua, who have learned to fix and repair wells and latrines as part of WaterAid's vocational training programs.

Making a difference in business and in life

Every year, Fortune and Food & Wine magazines scour the country in search of the top women leaders making a difference in business and in life.

Other women included in this year's list include actress Jessica Alba, co-founder of The Honest Company; Julie Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway Foods; Lauren Bush, CEO, Creative Director, and Co-Founder of FEED Projects; Carla Hall, co-host of The Chew and Kara Cissell-Roell, Managing Director of VMG Partners.

See a gallery of this year's winners on the Food & Wine website >