Dr. Penina Lam has a heart for educating girls. Her organization, African Education Resource Center (AERC), provides scholarships for girls in Kenyan high schools. Their scholars, once funded, enjoy a full scholarship covering all official school fees, school uniforms, books, room and board (for boarding schools) and small stipend to cover transportation costs to and from school.
She holds a Ph.D. in Leadership & Organizational Development from the University of Louisville, USA. As a scholar-practitioner in the field of HRD/OD, she has served as an Assistant Professor and as an Educational Developer at major research universities in North America.
In 2003, she co-founded AERC and currently serves as the AERC Board Chair. Penina has a great passion for promoting education and is committed to developing people’s unique talents.
Her research interests are leadership development and social innovation/entrepreneurship. Her works have been featured in various professional conferences, book chapters, and journals. She co-authored The Management of Adult Education Organizations in Africa, a UNESCO project.
As a consultant and coach, she specializes in Organizational Development, Leadership Development and Social Change initiatives; working with clients internationally on projects to strategize, design, implement, and evaluate programs.