With 550 staff and trainers around the world, our global team is united in our belief that stronger women build stronger nations. Our team is committed to helping marginalized women achieve their goals and realize their dreams, by listening to and working directly with women to ensure our programs respond to their needs.

Global Leadership Team

Jennifer L. Windsor, Chief Executive Officer
Laurie Adams, Vice President, Programs
Oly Bracho, Vice President, Finance & IT
Michael Stambaugh, Vice President, Human Resources & Support
Brita Fernandez Schmidt, UK Executive Director

Country Directors

Agnes Comfort, Country Director, South Sudan
Ngozi Eze, Country Director, Nigeria
Iliriana Jaka Gashi, Country Director, Kosovo
Mandana Hendessi, Country Director, Afghanistan and Iraq
Seida Saric, Country Director, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Abdoulaye Toure, Country Director, the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Antoinette Uwimana, Country Director, Rwanda

Global Board of Directors

Jan Rock Zubrow, Chair of the Board | Founder and President, MedCapital, LLC
Dale G. Berger | Philanthropist
Andi E. Bernstein | Head of Expansion and Strategic Partnerships, Urban Compass
Deborah David, Chair, UK Trustees
Leigh Comas, Treasurer & Chair, Finance and Compensation Committee
Ann Marie Etergino | Managing Director - Financial Advisor at RBC Wealth Management
Christine Fisher | Philanthropist
Karen Fitzsimmons, Chair, Audit Committee | Partner, BDO Seidman, LLP
Tony Gambino, Chair, Program Committee | International Development and Foreign Policy Consultant
Debbie L. Harmon, Co-Secretary & Co-Chair, Governance Committee | Co-Founder and CEO, Artemis Real Estate Partners, LLC
Marne Levine | Chief Operations Officer, Instagram
Danuta E. Lockett | Post Conflict Transition Policy Advisor
Sharon Marcil, Co-Chair, Governance Committee | Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
Lady Hannah Lowy Mitchell, UK Trustee
Barbara Perlmutter | Philanthropist
Pamela Reeves | Senior Advisor on Gender Strategy, Office of Melinda Gates
Nancy Rubin | Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights
Rima Salah | Member, Secretary-General High-Level Panel on Peace Operations | Former Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF
Sheryl Sandberg | Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
Lynn Shanahan | Founder, C2Group
Megan Singh-Sidhu | Manager of Philanthropic Initiatives, Heshima Kenya
Delaney Steele, Co-Secretary | Senior Vice President of Strategy and Marketing, Ross Stores
Amy L. Towers, Chair, Revenue and Advancement Committee | Trustee and Executive Director, Nduna Foundation
Clemantine Wamariya | Keynote Speaker, Clemantine.co

UK Board of Trustees

Deborah David, Chair of Trustees
Stephanie Wong, Vice Chair of Trustees
Erik Berglof
Jewelle W. Bickford
Alex Duncan
Tony Gambino
Emma Grede
Lady Penelope Holmes
Diana Saghi Kawkabani
Paula Laird
Lady Hannah Lowy Mitchell
Lyndsey Posner
Amy Towers
Hikari Yokoyama
Michelle Yue


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