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Our Team

With 400 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.

Founder

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Founder

Country Directors & Partners

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Country Director, Kosova
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Country Director, Nigeria
Aram Shakerm, Country Director Iraq Headshot
Country Director, Kurdistan Region of Iraq
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Executive Director, Urugo Women Opportunity Center
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Director, Žene za Žene International Association Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Country Director, Rwanda

Global Leadership

Claude Diwouta Headshot
Director, Global HR and Organizational Development
Shivonne Graham Headshot
Managing Director UK
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HQ Chief of Staff
Laurie Adams CEO
Chief Executive Officer
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Vice President, Global Programs
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Vice President, Europe and External Relations
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Chief Administrative Officer
Mary O'Connor
Vice President, Marketing, Development and Communications

Global Board of Directors

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Co-Chair of the Governance Committee
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Global Board Member
Madhuri Patel Headshot
Global Board Member
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Chair of the Global Board of Directors
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Global Board Member
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Global Board Member
George Biddle
Co-Chair of the Global Programs Committee
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Treasurer of Global Board of Directors | Chair of the Finance & Compensation Committee
Alex Duncan
Global Board Member
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Chair of the Audit Committee
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Vice Chair of Global Board of Directors
Emma Grede
Co-Chair of Revenue & Advancement Committee
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Secretary of the Global Board of Directors
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Global Board Member
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Co-Chair of the Global Governance Committee
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Global Board Member
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Global Board Member
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Global Board Member
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Global Board Member
Sheryl Sandberg
Global Board Member
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Member of the Revenue & Advancement Committee
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Co-Chair of the Revenue & Advancement Committee
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Chair of the UK Trustees
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Chair Emeritus

Ambassadors

United Kingdom Board of Trustees

Meet our Women for Women International UK Board of Trustees