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

KATINA STEFANOVA  CEO & Founder, Marto Capital

KATINA STEFANOVA
CEO & Founder, Marto Capital

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