Uma Iyer

Senior Director of Engagement

Uma is responsible for overseeing the strategy and growth of organizational communications, media outreach, brand marketing and engagement strategy, events and online fundraising.

Favorite Quote?

“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?