of Directors

Huma Abedin

Chief of Staff for Hillary Clinton

Tina Brown

CEO, Tina Brown Live Media

Elizabeth Buchanan


Donna Cochran McLarty

Co-Founder and Chair Emeritus, Vital Voices Global Partnership

Ashley Davis

Founder & Partner, West Front Strategies

Lorena Diaz Quijano

Digital Transformation and Digital Business Expert

Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Howard University

Nina Easton

Co-Founder, SellersEaston Media

Adrian Fenty

Founding Managing Partner, MaC Venture Capital

Sally Field

Actor and Activist

Amanda Gorman

Inaugural US Youth Poet Laureate

Mary Grove

Managing Partner, Bread & Butter Ventures

Kate James

Chair of the Board; Former Chief Corporate Affairs and Global Marketing Officer, Pearson

Chandra Jessee

Founder & President, InMaat Foundation

Ambassador Craig Johnstone

Managing Director, jSolutions; International President, Manti Oil and Gas

Donna Langley

Chairman, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group

Geraldine Laybourne

Vice Chair of the Board

Marlene Malek

Board Vice Chair, Friends of Cancer Research

Alyse Nelson

President and CEO of Vital Voices Global Partnership

Susan Ness

Distinguished Fellow, Annenberg Public Policy Center and The German Marshall Fund

Marc Pritchard

Chief Brand Officer, Procter & Gamble

Sagra Maceira de Rosen

Board Chair, The Naga Group

Martine Rothblatt

Chairman & CEO of United Therapeutics

Deborah Rutter

President, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Megan Smith

CEO, shift7

Bozoma Saint John

Chief Marketing Officer, Netflix

Roselyne Swig

Former Director, U.S. State Department Art in Embassies Program

Jennifer Taylor

Compliance and Operational Risk Executive, EMEA, Merrill Lynch

Selina Tobaccowala

Chief Digital Officer, Openfit

Dr. Rosita Van Coevorden

Executive Director, DSC of Puget Sound

Diane von Furstenberg

Designer & Chairwoman of DVF Studios

Kah Wallah

President of Cameroon People Party and CEO of STRATEGIES! Entrepreneur, Political Leader and Activist

Sherrie Rollins Westin

President of Sesame Workshop

Amira Yahyaoui

Founder and CEO of MOS



Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hon. Kay Bailey Hutchison

Hon. Nancy Kassebaum Baker

Senator Shelley Moore Capito

Senator Susan Collins

Representative Deborah Dingell

Senator Dianne Feinstein

Representative Kay Granger


Beth Brooke Marciniak

Susan Ann Davis

Amb. Melanne Verveer, Co-Founder

Mary Daley Yerrick, Co-Founder


Dr. Carol Lancaster, Vice Chair Emeritus

Bobbie Greene McCarthy, Vice Chair Emeritus

Victoria Sant

Global Advisory Council

Vital Voices partners with a select group of the most extraordinary and effective women leaders in our network. Representing all regions, they are recognized experts in their fields and innovative thought leaders helping Vital Voices address the critical needs of women in our programs and initiatives. We look to the Global Advisory Council to offer advice on global issues and trends, and program design and delivery.

Farida Azizi | AFGHANISTAN

Laura Alonso | ARGENTINA

Vera Stremkovskaya | BELARUS

Claudia Patricia de Luna Silva Lago | BRAZIL

Charm Tong | BURMA

Nanda Pok | CAMBODIA

Mu Sochua | CAMBODIA

Dr. Yaojie Gao | CHINA

Jianmei Guo | CHINA

Wang Xingjuan | CHINA

Xie Lihua | CHINA

Lucie Pilipova | CZECH REPUBLIC

Maria Pacheco | GUATEMALA

Danielle Saint-Lot | HAITI

Judit Wirth | HUNGARY

Margaret Alva | INDIA

Jaya Arunachalam | INDIA

Anita Gupta | INDIA

Ruchira Gupta | INDIA

Rita Chaikin | ISRAEL

Maria Grazia Giammarinaro | ITALY

Kakenya Ntaiya | KENYA

Fatima Hussien Al-Essa Al-Qanaie | KUWAIT

Ghada Al-Khalaf | KUWAIT

Lulwa Abdelwhab Eassa Al-Qettami | KUWAIT

Lulwa Al-Mulla | KUWAIT

Dr. Lubna Al-Kazi | KUWAIT

Dr. Rola Dashti | KUWAIT

Hafsat Abiola | NIGERIA

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala | NIGERIA

Anel Townsend | PERU

Carmelita G. Nuqui | PHILIPPINES

Marina Pisklakova-Parker | RUSSIA

Oda Gasinzigwa | RWANDA

Dawn Marole | SOUTH AFRICA

Ms. Awut Deng Acuil | SUDAN

Saisuree Chutikul | THAILAND

Penelope Beckles | TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Oksana Horbunova | UKRAINE

Reyna McPeck | VENEZUELA

Le Thi Hong Van | VIETNAM

Amat Alsoswa | YEMEN