OUR GLOBAL ADVISORY BOARD

The Womensphere Foundation and Womensphere global community benefit from the wisdom and expertise of an inspiring Global Advisory Board comprised of accomplished leaders across premier academic institutions, leading  corporations, and the non-profit and social enterprise sectors, across industries, fields, and disciplines. 

BUSINESS, FINANCE & MARKETS

Angela Leaney  Industry-leading CMO & Technology entrepreneur; Former EVP, Brand & Marketing, Harlem Globetrotters; Former CMO, Newsweek

Angela Leaney 
Industry-leading CMO & Technology entrepreneur; Former EVP, Brand & Marketing, Harlem Globetrotters; Former CMO, Newsweek

Barbara Byrne     Vice Chairman, Barclays Capital

Barbara Byrne    
Vice Chairman, Barclays Capital

Cindy Pace  Head, Global Women’s Initiative MetLife

Cindy Pace 
Head, Global Women’s Initiative
MetLife

Farah Khan Principal, Catterton Partners

Farah Khan
Principal, Catterton Partners

Helena Verellen VP of International Marketing, WWE

Helena Verellen
VP of International Marketing, WWE

Jeanne Sullivan Founder and General Partner Emeritus, Starvest Partners

Jeanne Sullivan
Founder and General Partner Emeritus, Starvest Partners

Lisa Shallett  Former Partner, Managing Director, and Global Head of Brand Marketing & Communications, Goldman Sachs

Lisa Shallett 
Former Partner, Managing Director, and Global Head of Brand Marketing & Communications, Goldman Sachs

Loreen Arbus Philanthropist; President, Loreen Arbus Foundation; President, Loreen Arbus Productions; Board Leader, Women Moving Millions

Loreen Arbus
Philanthropist; President, Loreen Arbus Foundation; President, Loreen Arbus Productions; Board Leader, Women Moving Millions

Mandy Ginsberg CEO, Tutor.com; Former CEO, Match.com and Chemistry.com

Mandy Ginsberg
CEO, Tutor.com; Former CEO, Match.com and Chemistry.com

Mary Graham Davis Chair, Board of Trustees, Mount Holyoke College; Partner, Davis Bateson Group

Mary Graham Davis
Chair, Board of Trustees, Mount Holyoke College; Partner, Davis Bateson Group

Monica Mandelli Head, Global Strategic Relationships, Investment Banking Division; Co-Head, Firmwide Women's Network; Goldman Sachs

Monica Mandelli
Head, Global Strategic Relationships, Investment Banking Division; Co-Head, Firmwide Women's Network; Goldman Sachs

Nancy Ploeger President, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Nancy Ploeger
President, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Patricia David Global Head of Diversity, JPMorgan Chase

Patricia David
Global Head of Diversity, JPMorgan Chase

Sally Durdan Executive Vice President, JPMorgan Chase

Sally Durdan
Executive Vice President, JPMorgan Chase

Stephanie Fierman Chief Marketing Officer, MediaCom

Stephanie Fierman
Chief Marketing Officer, MediaCom

Stephen Frost Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, KPMG; Former Head of Diversity & Inclusion, London Olympics; Young Global Leader

Stephen Frost
Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, KPMG; Former Head of Diversity & Inclusion, London Olympics; Young Global Leader

Terri Austin  Global Head of Corporate Citizenship McGraw-Hill Financial

Terri Austin 
Global Head of Corporate Citizenship
McGraw-Hill Financial

Youngme Moon Dean, MBA Program, Harvard Business School

Youngme Moon
Dean, MBA Program, Harvard Business School

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

Ayesha Vera-Yu CEO & Founder, Advancement for Rural Kids; Young Global Leader

Ayesha Vera-Yu
CEO & Founder, Advancement for Rural Kids; Young Global Leader

David Teten Partner, ff Venture Capital Chair & Founder, HBS Alumni Angels of New York

David Teten
Partner, ff Venture Capital
Chair & Founder, HBS Alumni Angels of New York

Gay Gaddis CEO & Founder, T-3; Chair, Committee of 200

Gay Gaddis
CEO & Founder, T-3; Chair, Committee of 200

Helena Wong CEO & Founder, Top Trend International; Former President, Western Union and Rossetta Stone  

Helena Wong
CEO & Founder, Top Trend International; Former President, Western Union and Rossetta Stone

 

Jerry Judge Partner & Founder, The Fearless Group; Former CEO, Lowe Worldwide and Y&R London

Jerry Judge
Partner & Founder, The Fearless Group; Former CEO, Lowe Worldwide and Y&R London

Linda Passante CEO & Founder, The Halo Group

Linda Passante
CEO & Founder, The Halo Group

Lynda Applegate Faculty Chair, HBS Business Owner Portfolio, Harvard Business School

Lynda Applegate
Faculty Chair, HBS Business Owner Portfolio, Harvard Business School

Marsha Firestone President & Founder, Women Presidents' Organization (WPO)

Marsha Firestone
President & Founder, Women Presidents' Organization (WPO)

Michelle Francis Managing Partner & Founder, The Francis Company

Michelle Francis
Managing Partner & Founder, The Francis Company

Nico Canner CEO & Founder, Incandescent Partners; Founder, Katzenbach Partners; Young Global Leader

Nico Canner
CEO & Founder, Incandescent Partners; Founder, Katzenbach Partners; Young Global Leader

Robin Kent Founding Partner, D-Somo; Founding Partner, The Fearless Group; Former Chairman & CEO, Universal McCann

Robin Kent
Founding Partner, D-Somo; Founding Partner, The Fearless Group; Former Chairman & CEO, Universal McCann

Winston Damarillo CEO & Founder, Amihan Global Strategies and Acaleph; Young Global Leader

Winston Damarillo
CEO & Founder, Amihan Global Strategies and Acaleph; Young Global Leader

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

DEBORAH DIAZ CTO, Information Technology National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Head, NASA International Space Apps Challenge

DEBORAH DIAZ
CTO, Information Technology
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Head, NASA International Space Apps Challenge

Dr. Freada Kapor Klein Partner, Kapor Capital; Co-Chair, Kapor Center for Social Impact; Founder, Level Playing Field Institute

Dr. Freada Kapor Klein
Partner, Kapor Capital; Co-Chair, Kapor Center for Social Impact; Founder, Level Playing Field Institute

Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic Director, Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering; Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering Professor of Medical Sciences, Columbia University

Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic
Director, Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering; Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering Professor of Medical Sciences, Columbia University

Dr. Heather Berlin Cognitive Neuroscientist, Faculty, Mount Sinai Medical Center

Dr. Heather Berlin
Cognitive Neuroscientist, Faculty, Mount Sinai Medical Center

Joe Michaels Head of Business Development, MSN, Microsoft

Joe Michaels
Head of Business Development, MSN, Microsoft

Judy Arteche-Carr CEO, Arteche Global Group

Judy Arteche-Carr
CEO, Arteche Global Group

Dr. Keith Schwab Director and Principal Investigator, The Schwab Group, Department of Applied Physics, CALTECH

Dr. Keith Schwab
Director and Principal Investigator, The Schwab Group, Department of Applied Physics, CALTECH

Dr. Keren Bergman Chair, Electrical Engineering Department; Director, Lightwave Research Laboratory, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Columbia University

Dr. Keren Bergman
Chair, Electrical Engineering Department; Director, Lightwave Research Laboratory, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Columbia University

Laura Lee  Chief Digital Officer, Margaritaville President, Margaritaville Media

Laura Lee 
Chief Digital Officer, Margaritaville
President, Margaritaville Media

Linda Cureton CEO & Founder, Muse Technologies; Past CIO, NASA

Linda Cureton
CEO & Founder, Muse Technologies; Past CIO, NASA

Dr. Maud Reiter Director of New Ingredient Discovery, Firmenich SA

Dr. Maud Reiter
Director of New Ingredient Discovery, Firmenich SA

Dr. Michael Purugganan Dean of Science, New York University

Dr. Michael Purugganan
Dean of Science, New York University

Dr. Monica Beltrametti Chief Services Research Officer    Xerox Innovation Group

Dr. Monica Beltrametti
Chief Services Research Officer    Xerox Innovation Group

Rajiv Pant Chief Technology Officer, The New York Times; Young Global Leader

Rajiv Pant
Chief Technology Officer, The New York Times; Young Global Leader

Dr. Tariro Makadzange Medical Doctor and Instructor in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Rhodes Scholar, University of Oxford

Dr. Tariro Makadzange
Medical Doctor and Instructor in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Rhodes Scholar, University of Oxford

ELENA KVOCHKO Head of Cybersecurity Strategy Barclays

ELENA KVOCHKO
Head of Cybersecurity Strategy
Barclays

NITA PATEL Chair, IEEE Women in Engineering (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

NITA PATEL
Chair, IEEE Women in Engineering (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

DR. VALERIE BARR Chair, ACM-Women Professor of Computer Science & Director of Interdisciplinary Programs, Union College  

DR. VALERIE BARR
Chair, ACM-Women
Professor of Computer Science & Director of Interdisciplinary Programs, Union College

 

WOMEN'S ADVANCEMENT & EMPOWERMENT

Dr. Eva Paus Head, Center for Global Initiatives, Mount Holyoke College

Dr. Eva Paus
Head, Center for Global Initiatives, Mount Holyoke College

Heather Ibrahim Leathers CEO & Founder, Global Fund for Widows

Heather Ibrahim Leathers
CEO & Founder, Global Fund for Widows

Dr. Iris Bohnet Academic Dean, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Dr. Iris Bohnet
Academic Dean, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Loida Nicolas Lewis CEO, TLC Beatrice

Loida Nicolas Lewis
CEO, TLC Beatrice

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro CEO, Global Fund for Women

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro
CEO, Global Fund for Women

Saadia Zahidi Head of Gender Parity, Human Capital and Risks, World Economic Forum

Saadia Zahidi
Head of Gender Parity, Human Capital and Risks, World Economic Forum

Sarah Costa Executive Director, Women's Refugee Commission

Sarah Costa
Executive Director, Women's Refugee Commission

Soon-Young Yoon Chair, NGO CSW New York

Soon-Young Yoon
Chair, NGO CSW New York

Victoria Budson Executive Director Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Victoria Budson
Executive Director Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

POLICY, LAW & GOVERNMENT

Lena Alhusseini Executive Director, Arab-American Family Support Center of New York

Lena Alhusseini
Executive Director, Arab-American Family Support Center of New York

Kavita Ramdas  Senior Advisor to the President, Ford Foundation

Kavita Ramdas 
Senior Advisor to the President, Ford Foundation

Marissa Wesely Board of Director, Global Fund for Women; Partner Emeritus, Simpson Thacher

Marissa Wesely
Board of Director, Global Fund for Women; Partner Emeritus, Simpson Thacher

Michele Wucker  CEO & Founder, Gray Rhino & Company;  Author, The Gray Rhino; Young Global Leader

Michele Wucker 
CEO & Founder, Gray Rhino & Company; 
Author, The Gray Rhino; Young Global Leader

Phillip Scanlan Founder & Chair, Australian American Leadership Dialogue, and New York Global Leaders

Phillip Scanlan
Founder & Chair, Australian American Leadership Dialogue, and New York Global Leaders

William Goodloe President, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity

William Goodloe
President, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity

SUSTAINABILITY & DEVELOPMENT

Dr. Calestous Juma Director, Science, Technology, Globalization; Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Dr. Calestous Juma
Director, Science, Technology, Globalization; Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Dr. Jane Carter Ingram Senior Director, Ecosystem Services, Wildlife Conservation Society

Dr. Jane Carter Ingram
Senior Director, Ecosystem Services, Wildlife Conservation Society

Dr. Joanna Rubinstein Assistant Director for International Programs, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Dr. Joanna Rubinstein
Assistant Director for International Programs, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Kathleen Rogers CEO & President, Earth Day Network

Kathleen Rogers
CEO & President, Earth Day Network

Kim Slicklein President, OgilvyEarth; CEO & Founder, Enclave Rising; Young Global Leader

Kim Slicklein
President, OgilvyEarth; CEO & Founder, Enclave Rising; Young Global Leader

Sonia Medina Investment Director, Climate Change, The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (UK); Young Global Leader

Sonia Medina
Investment Director, Climate Change, The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (UK); Young Global Leader