Senior Director of Engagement
Uma is responsible for overseeing the strategy and growth of Vital Voices’ events, grassroots and online engagement. In this role she manages the organization’s multi-channel marketing efforts – including communications, brand management and execution of signature events – and often dreams in Excel spreadsheets.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
Name three inspiring women you’ve met in your own life.
My grandmother, Madeline Albright, Priti Patkar
List five things that people could ask you about
The DC food scene, Toddler Gear, Digital analytics, Condo boards and Stuff My Mom Says
Where is your favorite place you have traveled?
Perito Moreno, Patagonia-Argentina
What is your favorite place in D.C.?
Too many: On my third sample at Dolcezza, Lincoln Memorial @ night, Mt. Vernon Trail, the bottom of a bowl of ramen @ Sakuramen
What makes a great leader?
The courage to right a wrong, the humility to lead by example, the wisdom to empower innovation and a sense of humor to sustain it all.
What would be the title of your autobiography?
The Feelings That I Ate and Other Stories
What do you see as one of the greatest challenges facing women leaders?