Olga Kudinenko (Ukraine)

Founder, volunteer, and Chair of the Board, Tabletochki Charitable Foundation

Named one of the TOP 100 Women of Power by Focus magazine (in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), on lists of both 100 Successful Women and TOP 100 People of Power by Novoe Vremya magazine, and included in Forbes magazine’s 30 by 30, founder of children’s cancer foundation Tabletochki Olga Kudinenko is a powerhouse of the Ukrainian nonprofit sector. Olga holds both a bachelor’s degree in finance and a certificate in communication from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. She has also attended a responsible leadership programme at the Aspen Institute Kyiv and a practicum for directors at the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo.

Prior to working in the nonprofit sector, Olga spent seven years in corporate public relations management, curating education fairs at QS Company in London and leading national charitable projects at Victor Pinchuk Foundation. Her involvement in the nonprofit grew when she became a volunteer in the oncology department of the Okhmatdyt hospital in 2011. In 2013, Olga started a charitable foundation Tabletochki where she now serves as a point of contact for media; manages the CEO, communications team, and fundraising specialists; and is responsible for the organisation’s strategic development and partnership with donors.