Global social entrepreneur, Anne Wells is Founder/ Executive Director of UNITE The World With Africa, a social organization advancing grassroots women’s health, education and microfinance initiatives throughout Tanzania. She leads global service tours and multidisciplinary life skills workshops in collaboration with her NGO partners in East Africa. In conjunction with award-winning ad agency Milk, Anne recently launched an online retail store featuring the Ashe’ Collection ("thank you" in Maasai), a 100% philanthropic initiative featuring jewelry, sandals, belts and bags made by East African artists to create jobs and raise awareness and funds. Anne is a seasoned marketing and communications professional with more than 14 years working with corporations and not-for-profits — including Safe Water Network in Westport, CT; The Center of Contemporary Arts in St. Louis; and Haystack Toys in St. Louis. Anne is also the author and publisher of the two non-fiction books: Raising Babies in St. Louis and Raising Kids in St. Louis, which sold and distributed nearly 30,000 copies. She has worked as a writer and editor for a number of national publications, including BabyTalk and Parenting Magazines. Currently Anne is a columnist for the international news outlet, Africa.com. Anne received her BA in Anthropology from Kenyon College in 1993 (and was awarded the Margaret Mead Award). She attended the University of California at Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism in 1995/1996. Anne is a wife and mother of three girls — ages 6, 8 and 10. She lives with her family in Connecticut.