Anne Wells: Founder & Executive Director

The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth.~Mary McLeod Bethune


A global social entrepreneur, Anne Wells is founder and executive director of Unite The World With Africa LLC and the Unite the World with Africa Foundation, Inc.

In May 2014 Anne was recognized for her work to empower youth at home and in Africa and to advance grassroots women’s health, education and microfinance initiatives throughout Tanzania by being named a “Local Defender” by the Robert F Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.

Anne is a seasoned marketing and communications professional with more than 23 years of experience working with corporations and not-for-profits. She is also a writer and editor, and she is 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.

Anne also serves as an Advisor the Board for Nurturing Minds in Africa and the Sega Girls School in Morogoro, Tanzania and an advisor to Evolve The Conversation – a movement to celebrate the art of communication.

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 married to David Wells, and together they have three daughters — ages 9, 11 and 13. Email Anne directly.



Top photograph by Remy SIMON and Helene Wallaert