Robyn Scott

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Robyn Scott
Born (1981-01-09) 9 January 1981 (age 37)
United Kingdom
Occupation Entrepreneur and writer
Nationality New Zealander
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Notable works Twenty Chickens for a Saddle
Official website

Robyn Scott (born 9 January 1981) is a British-born writer and entrepreneur.

She studied at Auckland University and Cambridge University. She was a Gates Scholar. Her first book, Twenty Chickens for a Saddle,[1] a memoir about growing up in Botswana, was published in March 2008. Her second book, Big Like Coca-Cola, is about a group of maximum security prisoners in South Africa who have adopted AIDS orphans.[2] Scott is also a co-founder of start-up OneLeap,[3] and of Southern African social enterprises Brothers for All and Mothers for All.


Born in England, Scott moved with her parents to New Zealand briefly and then Botswana, where she spent most of her childhood. She attended high school in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and subsequently studied Bioinformatics at the University of Auckland followed by a Master of Bioscience Enterprise at the University of Cambridge. She is an ambassador for the Access to Medicine Index and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.[4] She was on Wired's 2012 Smart List of Fifty People Who Will Change The World.[5]





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  1. ^ Scott, Robyn (2009). Twenty chickens for a saddle: the story of an African childhood. London: Bloomsbury. ISBN 9780747596561. 
  2. ^ Scott, Robyn. "About". Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "About". Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "About". Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  5. ^ WIRED UK, Staff (February 2012). "The Smart List 2012: 50 people who will change the world". WIRED.CO.UK Condé Nast UK. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 

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