Maya Enista: Utne Visionary

October 19, 2009 //

By John Esterle

The Utne Reader has published their annual list of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” and Maya Enista, CEO of TWI grantee,, is among them. Congratulations, Maya!

As I went down the list of the other 49 visionaries without recognizing a single one, I couldn’t help but think of the countless people working in so many different places and in so many different ways to make the world a better place. Given the constant drumbeat of bad news we get it’s important to remember, and be grateful for, just how many forces for good there are in the world. Thanks to Utne for highlighting that.


  1. Marlee on October 20, 2009 at 6:10 am

    Thanks for highlighting Maya…she is most certainly a deserving person to be listed.

  2. The Whitman Institute on October 20, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Thank for your comment, Marlee. I agree!


  3. Dave on October 20, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Congratulations Maya! What a great accomplishment and well deserved honor.

    It's great to see a leader that the Whitman Institute has invested so much in over the years, get recognized for her great work. Congratulations to Whitman and Maya!

  4. The Whitman Institute on October 21, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Thanks, Dave. I think the recognition from Utne is also a reflection on the great work that is doing, so congratulations to Mobilize as well!