President, Sonnie Foundation
Sonnie Dockser is the Executive Producer of two short documentary films, including the award-winning “Maine Girls,” for which Vital Voices was a promotional partner. The film highlights the lives of thirteen teenage girls from South Portland Maine High School, half of whom are from immigrant families and the other from mainstream Maine families.
Sonnie is also a member of the Board of RAD-AID International, an international aid organization focused on increasing and improving radiology for poor and developing countries.
She is President of the Sonnie Foundation, a private foundation that supports human rights issues, women’s empowerment, medical research, education, and the arts.
Sonnie has been a member of the Board of Directors of Vital Voices Global Partnership since 2003 and has worked on behalf of Vital Voices since 2002, working on programs on the ground in Northern Ireland, Israel and Palestine, and South Africa.
For the past nine years, Sonnie has been a member of the Women’s Leadership Board at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. She is also President of the Slim Peace Board and a member of the Council of Experts for Inclusive Security, whose mission is to encourage countries around the world to implement the UN Security Council’s Resolution 1325.
Previously, Sonnie has been a member of the National Board and the International Governing Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. She was also a former partner in a public relations firm Berman-Dockser. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.