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Katie Smith Milway

writer, activist

Katie Smith Milway, winner of the 2009 Massachusetts Best Book for Children Award and 2009 Children’s Africana Book Award, continues her quest to bring world issues to elementary and middle school children with the launch this fall of *The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough*, set in the Honduran hillsides. Katie is a partner in Boston with nonprofit and philanthropy advisor The Bridgespan Group. She also serves on the board of World Vision USA, has coordinated community development programs in Latin America and Africa for Food for the Hungry International and was a delegate to the 1992 Earth Summit. She has written several adult books on sustainable development, including *The Human Farm: A Tale of Changing Lives and Changing Lands* (Kumarian Press, 1994), which documented the work of sustainable agriculture pioneer Don Elias Sanchez (role model for The Good Garden's teacher). Katie is also author of best-selling children’s book on microfinance *One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference*, set in Ghana. And she is cofounder with SapientNitro of award-winning website http://www.onehen.org and the financial literacy nonprofit it supports: One Hen Inc. Prior to moving to Bridgespan in 2008, Katie served as editorial director and founding publisher at Bain & Co. A graduate of Stanford University, The Free University of Brussels and INSEAD, Katie spent a decade working in and around a dozen countries in Africa on sustainable development projects, including village banking, food security, primary health care, water resourcing and education.