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Women Funded 2021

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Speakers

Nargis Nehan

Women's Rights Activist and Former Minister of Mines & Petroleum | EQUALITY for Peace and Democracy

Michelle Zych

Director of Community Initiatives | Sherwood Foundation

Maysoon Zayid

Co-Founder/Co-Executive Producer | New York Arab-American Comedy Festival

Dr. Connie Wun

Co-Founder | AAPI Women Lead

Jamia Wilson

Author

Joy Messinger

Director of Training and Leadership Development | Funders for Justice

Aurélia Durand

Artist and Illustrator

Melanie Brown

Interim Deputy Director, Public Engagement & Insights | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Linda Weisert

Director of Strategic Engagement & Communications | Children's Investment Fund Foundation

Alicia Taura

Rise Up Leader & Project Lead, Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action

Monica Ramirez

Founder, Justice for Migrant Women | Co-Founder, Poderistas

Carmen Perez-Jordan

President & CEO, Gathering for Justice | Co-Founder, Poderistas

Jennifer Okwudili

Interim Deputy Director | Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

C. Nicole Mason, Ph.D.

President and CEO | Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Jennifer Klein

Co-Chair and Executive Director | White House Gender Policy Council

Antoinette Klatzky

Executive Director and Co-Creator of the EFLI | Eileen Fisher Community Foundation

Dr. Denise Raquel Dunning

Executive Director and Founder | Rise Up

Teresa Younger

President and CEO | Ms. Foundation for Women

Alandra Washington

Vice-President For Transformation and Organizational Effectiveness | W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Paulette Senior

President and CEO | Canadian Women's Foundation

Megan Murphy-Wolf

Chief Operating Officer | Women’s Funding Network

Tynesha McHarris

Founder | Black Feminist Fund

Alexandra Garita

Executive Director | Prospera

Vanessa Daniels

Founder and Executive Director | Groundswell Fund

Elizabeth Barajas-Román

President and CEO | Women’s Funding Network

Anna Beth Gorman

Executive Director | Women's Foundation of Arkansas

Felicia Davis

President & CEO | Chicago Foundation for Women

Ruby Bright

Executive Director | Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis

Leslie Gill (she/her)

President | Rung for Women

Ali Hogan (she/her)

Member | Rung for Women

Hannah Rice (she/her)

Member | Rung for Women

Rachel Mazzara

Member | Rung for Women

Stan John (he/him)

Sr. Program Officer | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Maria Liliana Mor

Director of Strategic Partnerships and Development | Pro Mujer

Amira Harris

Melanie Bridgeforth (she/her)

President & CEO | The Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham

Sheri Scavone (she/her)

CEO | WNY Women's Foundation

Lauren Y. Casteel (she/her)

President & CEO | The Women's Foundation of Colorado

Anuja Mendiratta (she/her)

Founder + Principal | Philanthropic + Nonprofit Consulting

Whitney Wade (she/her)

Program Officer | Chicago Foundation for Women

Carmen Correa (she/her)

VP & COO | Pro Mujer

Kimberly Crichton (she/her)

Executive Director | Maine Women's Fund

Lisa Sockabasin (she/her)

Director | Wabanaki Public Health and Wellness

Kari Ames (she/her)

WECAN Indigenous Representative in the Tongass | Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN)

Sahana Dharmapuri (she/her)

Program Director | Our Secure Future

Patricia Cooper (she/her)

Founder/ Convener (pro bono) | Women's Regional Network: Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

Patricia Foley Hinnen (she/her)

CEO | Capital Sisters International

Genoveva Islas (she/her)

Executive Director | Cultiva La Salud

Miriam Wong (she/her)

Executive Director | The Latina Center

Maria Lemus (she/her)

Executive Director | Vision y Compromiso

Abir Liben (she/her)

Senior Associate | Serena Ventures

Palak Shah (she/her)

Social Innovations Director of NDWA | National Domestic Workers Alliance & NDWA Labs

Julie Kashen (she/her)

Director, Women’s Economic Justice and Senior Fellow | The Century Foundation

Shruthi Jayaram (she/her)

Associate Partner | Dalberg Advisors

Talia Molé

Member Migrant Girls Project | National Girls Health and Justice

Leslie Acoca (she/her)

President | National Girls Health and Justice Institute

Junemarie Justus (she/her)

Founder, President | The Acorn Project

Dawn Oliver Wiand (she/her)

President and CEO | Iowa Women's Foundation

Monique Rodrigeuz

Loira Limbal (she/her)

Director/ Producer | Firelight Media

Amalia Luxardo (she/her/ella)

CEO | Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona

Cazembe Murphy Jackson

Abortion Storyteller | We Testify

Brandi Collins-Calhoun (she/her)

Senior Movement Engagement Associate | National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Dani Ayers (she/her)

Chief Executive Officer | me too. movement

Lori Adelman (she/her)

VP Influence and Engagement | Global Fund for Women

Nicolette Naylor (she/her)

International Director: Gender, Racial & Ethnic Justice | Ford Foundation

Celia Israel (she/her)

Representative | Texas House of Representatives

Jessica González-Rojas (she/her/ella)

Assemblymember | New York State Assembly

Park Cannon (she/her)

Representative | Georgia House of Representatives

Bee Nguyen (she/her)

Representative | Georgia House of Representatives

Abbie Hodgson (she/her)

Director | The Ascend Fund

Monica Biswas (she/her)

Director | ProInspire

Bianca Anderson (she/her)

Co-CEO | ProInspire

Aliya Wahid Bhaldar (she/her)

Girl Leader | Enabling Leadership

Netravati Ningappa Naduvinmani (she/her)

Girl Leader | Oscar Foundation

Nisha Dhawan (she/her)

Country Director, India | EMpower - The Emerging Markets Foundation

Tanvi Mishra (she/her)

Senior Communications Specialist | EMpower - The Emerging Markets Foundation

Cynthia Steele (she/her)

President & CEO | EMpower—The Emerging Markets Foundation

Helena Gualinga (she/her)

WECAN Young Women Project Lead, Ecuadorian Amazon | Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN)

Neema Namadamu (she/her)

WECAN Coordinator, Democratic Republic of Congo | Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN)

Osprey Orielle Lake (she/her)

Founder and Executive Director | Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN)

Ashlei Spivey (she/her)

Director | I Be Black Girl

Christian Minter (she/her)

Manager, Maternal and Infant Health Initiatives | March of Dimes

Jessica Ehule (she/her)

Director of Programs | CityMatCH

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Community Content

Women’s Foundation of Colorado

Women’s Economic Mobility Hubs

Chicago Foundation for Women

Women’s Economic Mobility Hubs

Women’s Foundation of Greater Birmingham

Women’s Economic Mobility Hubs

Maine Women’s Fund

Women’s Economic Mobility Hubs

Women’s Foundation of Arkansas

Women’s Economic Mobility Hubs

Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona

Women’s Economic Mobility Hubs

Women’s Foundation of Greater Memphis

Women’s Economic Mobility Hubs

Western New York Women’s Foundation

Women’s Economic Mobility Hubs

Iowa Women’s Foundation

Women’s Economic Mobility Hubs