Kate Roberts is the vice president of Corporate Marketing, Communications and Advocacy at Population Services International (PSI), a leading global health organization with programs in 67 countries targeting malaria, child survival, HIV, TB, reproductive health and non-communicable diseases. With an annual budget of $600 million, PSI works in partnership within the public and private sectors to provide life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world’s most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives. Roberts is also the founder of YouthAIDS and Five and Alive, two global marketing programs implemented by PSI dedicated respectively to HIV prevention and protecting the lives of children under five from preventable disease.
In 2012, Roberts launched a new philanthropic initiative, in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, focused on catalytic health solutions to transform the lives of girls and women. With like-minded global leaders, health experts, philanthropists, and companies, Roberts is building partnerships to provide health solutions to the most critical health needs of girls and women, and thereby lift them out of poverty.
Roberts has been featured in The Washington Post, named “Power Player of the Week” by Fox News, one of the Vogue 100 women, and celebrated on “CNN Heroes.” Roberts has also been given the honor of speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Google, Columbia University, and the Harvard Business School. She was awarded “Young Global Leader 2007” by The World Economic Forum, where she serves on the Global Health Advisory Board.