About

Board of Directors

S. Mona Sinha

Board Chair

Mona Sinha is an advocate for gender equality in business and society. She has parlayed a career in finance (Morgan Stanley), marketing (Unilever) and restructuring (Elizabeth Arden/Unilever) to work at the intersection of social justice and women’s leadership. Mona uses business tools to build organizational capacities for sustainability that unlock the economic potential of women/girls across different sectors. She has been described as having a muscle for finance and a passion for justice.

She is co-founder of Raising Change, which addresses the funding gap in mission-driven organizations for social change. She also founded the Asian Women’s Leadership University, to bring liberal arts pedagogy to train future women leaders.

She is currently the Board Chair of Women Moving Millions, a community of women who fund big and bold ($1 million+) to create a gender equal world. She serves as Executive Producer of Disclosure, a documentary film on the representation of trans peoples, which premiered at Sundance in January 2020. She is a member of the ERA Coalition which seeks to include a constitutional amendment of equality on the basis of sex. It was adopted in the US House of Representatives in February 2020 and awaits Senate ratification.

Mona serves on several non-profit boards. Breakthrough USA, that uses media and popular culture to shift prevalent norms of violence against women, and the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania. She is on the Advisory boards of Apne Aap International that works to end sex trafficking, the Museum of Natural History which among many educational efforts, sponsors science education for inner city girls, and Columbia Business School Tamer Center Social Enterprise Program that pioneered the concept of connecting business leaders to purpose beyond profits. She also works with Women Creating Change at Columbia University supporting the dissemination of diverse voices in teaching and pedagogy, and Columbia Global Mental Health program that aims to destigmatize mental health through research and global collaboration. She is a trustee emerita of Smith College, where she led a Trans inclusive admissions policy and was Co-Chair of the Women for the World campaign that raised $486 million to support women’s education.

Mona is a financial investor in women-led businesses and mentors several hundred young people. She has a BA in Economics and Art History (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Smith College and an MBA in Finance and Marketing (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Columbia University. She is a published contributor to “What I Told my Daughter – Lessons from Leaders on Raising the Next Generation of Empowered Women” edited by Nina Tassler & Cynthia Middleton.

This April, Columbia Business School will recognize Mona with the Horton Award for Excellence in Social Enterprise. Women’s eNews is naming her one of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century. In 2019, Breakthrough honored Mona with a Lifetime Inspiration award. She received the 2018 Exemplary Leadership in Development award from Smith College. In 2017, Mona was awarded The Last Girl Champion award by Gloria Steinem on behalf of Apne Aap. In 2015, she received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, which is presented annually to US citizens whose accomplishments in their field and service to the world are cause for celebration. 

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Maria Núñez

Treasurer

Maria was born and raised in Mexico City. She completed her undergraduate education in Biology from San Diego State University and her legal education at the University of San Diego, School of Law. Maria is a trusted advisor to global families who face a number of unique tax and non-tax issues as a result of their connection to more than one country. Maria founded Núñez Law Group in January of 2008 after withdrawing as a partner of Baker & McKenzie. Maria believes her life was shaped by opportunities, mentors, and many helping hands along the way. Maria believes that every girl deserves the chance to shape their own success and is grateful that she can invest her time and resources to ensure girls and women around the world are empowered to reach their potential. Maria serves on the board of Women Moving Millions as Treasurer and is on the Executive and Operations Committees. 

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Kimberly Agnew

Kim Agnew became a member of WMM in 2015 and has served on the Board since 2017. She is a founding member of the Maverick Collective, an initiative of PSI (Population Services International). Kim has worked alongside the PSI Haiti team to engage individuals, community organizations, and government officials in the Port-au-Prince area to identify the root causes of slavery, teen homelessness, and gender-based abuse. Kim is also a founding board member of The Agnew Family Foundation, a private foundation gifting to organizations that enhance the lives of children. She is also an emeritus board member and long-time supporter of Portland’s Classic Wines Auction, which benefits women, children, and family charities. She practices daily meditation, loves to cook, write, paint, garden, ski, travel, and spend precious time with her husband, Dan, their five children, and twelve grandchildren.

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Carol Andreae

Carol Andreae lives in Columbus, Ohio, where she works as a community activist, and occasionally in Portland, Maine, where she gets to relax. Passionate about women’s leadership at all levels, Carol focuses on redefining the concept of power to reflect feminine qualities. She is fascinated by gender norms and how much we are shaped by how we define what is feminine and what is masculine. Although she is now retired,Carol continues personal growth throughout her work life, from career and life coaching to using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator with individuals and organizations. Carol is honored to serve on the board of Women Moving Millions. She is a co-founder and board member of The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio and also serves on the board of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio where she sees first-hand the need for advocacy for women.

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Marcia Cardamore

Marcia Cardamore is an entrepreneur and venture investor with 30 years of building and managing software businesses. In 2011, she founded PeopleSense Foundation to focus on systemic change initiatives addressing violence against women & girls. Marcia takes an active leadership role supporting The Match International Women’s Fund, Canadian Women’s Foundation, Women Moving Millions, The Equality Effect, and Everywoman Everywhere (pursuing an international treaty to address violence against women & girls). In 2018, she helped found GROW, a giving circle of women business leaders supporting women in Canada. She has spearheaded a successful constitutional challenge in Kenya on behalf of girls who were raped and denied justice and has supported women journalists in DRC, initiatives in Canada addressing aboriginal women, and piloted a reproductive healthcare and rape crisis centre in Honduras.

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Holly Fogle

Holly grew up on a farm in the Appalachian foothills.  She graduated from The Wharton School and was a senior partner at McKinsey & Company where she worked for 13 years serving healthcare clients. She also ran McKinsey’s New Jersey Office and served on their global partner selection committee. Currently Holly is the co-founder and Executive Director of Nido de Esperanza (Nest of Hope) in New York City where she spends her time working with immigrant families and their young children living in poverty.  El Nido focuses on breaking the cycle of poverty through intensive intervention during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life. She is the mother of two children, ages 12 and 14. She serves on the Executive Committee of Christ Church and is Chairman of the Board at St. Luke’s School.  She lives in lower Manhattan and loves to explore the world with her family!

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Jana Shea

Jana Shea is passionate about seeing systemic change in the world that would allow all genders to have the same rights, standard of living, and opportunities as men. As co-founder of Seaview Productions, Jana champions work that brings traditionally ignored voices to the forefront of the theatrical space, taking a special interest in projects that elevate women. Jana founded a private theatre investment fund whose shareholders support the production of theatres that elevate the voices of women, people of color, and the differently abled. In addition to Women Moving Millions, Jana is a board member of Borderlight Entertainment- a talent management firm for top Broadway actors. Jana spent her early career in marketing and strategic planning for SNET after completing her B.A. in Biology at SUNY Buffalo and M.B.A. at the University of New Haven.

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Julie George

Vice Chair

Julie George is a committed philanthropist and leader using a gender lens to make a meaningful impact. As a proud dual Canadian/U.S. citizen, Julie feels a responsibility to help girls and women raise their voices and drive social change in Canada. She helped develop Juno House, a center of excellence for adolescent girls and their families in Calgary and subsequently created the Juno House Foundation (now Lionheart Foundation) to build capacity and support for those in need of its services. In the ‘70s, Julie taught in an inner city high school in Houston, Texas which she credits as being a defining introduction to inequality and the importance of empowering youth to be the best they can be. She is the proud parent of three married children and eight of the smartest grandchildren.

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Sapphira Goradia

Secretary

Sapphira Goradia is the Executive Director of the Vijay and Marie Goradia Foundation. As Executive Director, Sapphira leads the Foundation’s efforts to improve health and educational outcomes in India through the support of innovative, measurable and scalable initiatives. Prior to assuming her role at The Goradia Foundation, Sapphira worked for a number of NGOs focused on the prevention and treatment of both acute and chronic diseases, including UNAIDS and Population Services International. She holds a B.A. from Pomona College and a Masters of Public Health from The George Washington University. Sapphira serves on the advisory board of Pratham USA and the board of directors of the global health NGO SightLife. She also serves on the board of directors of Dasra, Women Moving Millions, and The Philanthropy Workshop.

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Wendy Anderson

Wendy Anderson is chair of the Social Initiatives portfolio at Futura Foundations, a Swedish foundation with interests in both environmental ventures and in the leadership, education, and reproductive health of women and girls.  Wendy is an active board member of Be Girl, a social enterprise designing affordable high-performance reusable menstrual products, and a vocal supporter of Acumen, which Futura Foundations joined as a Keystone Partner in 2014 with funds directed towards Acumen’s Leadership programmes and Pioneer Energy Investment Initiative. In September this year, Futura Foundations, Social Initiatives joins with Giving Wings to formally launch The Case for Her, an innovative funding collaboration focused on women’s and girl’s health. Originally from Canada, Wendy now lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with her husband and two children.

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Barbara Bridges

Barbara Bridges has spent much of her life as an entrepreneur and businesswoman. In 2006, she founded Women+Film, a program in partnership with the Denver Film Society, where she has been bringing audiences together with films, by and about women. Barbara was named one of Colorado’s Top Thinkers in Arts and Culture by the Denver Post and recently  co-authored Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and The Movies. Published by Lyons Press (2019), the book documents women’s contributions to the film industry since its founding in the 1890s. With 1,000 photos, over 1200 women are included in the book who have worked in all aspects of the movie industry. Barbara is part of the Women’s Leadership Council at Sundance, a member of the Women’s Forum, and is a past board chair of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado. She is also a founding member of Women Moving Millions (WMM).

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Lauren Embrey

Self-described as a passionate doer, networker, and someone able and willing to learn as she goes, Lauren Embrey of Dallas, Texas does not allow fear to hold her back. In addition to her role as the Visionary and Leader of the Embrey Family Foundation, Lauren is a theatrical producer, actor, and dancer. She is currently working on her first fiction novel and the development of her first film. Lauren channels her passion for human rights, women’s issues, and the performing arts in strategic and impactful ways through her Foundation’s focus areas: Human Rights Education and Awareness, Racial and Gender Equity, Art for Social Change, and Green Shoots of Opportunity. In addition to the Embrey Family Foundation, Lauren collaborates with Women Donors’ Network, The Dallas Women’s Foundation, and The MS Foundation.

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Elizabeth Carlock Phillips

Elizabeth Phillips is the Executive Director of the Phillips Foundation. Since 2013, she has led the Foundation’s implementation of Generational Grants, developed its Total Portfolio Activation endowment strategy, and launched the Healthy Relationships Initiative™, Impact Investing Think Tank™ and Give As We Grow® programs. In 2017, she co-founded GEMS BY THE FOOT™, an e-commerce brand that is “Made to Order, Beyond Borders™,” benefiting refugee women and their families resettling in North Texas. In addition to Women Moving Millions, Elizabeth is Governor-appointed as a Trustee of UNC Greensboro and serves on the boards of National Center for Family Philanthropy, The Dallas Foundation, and Texas Women’s Foundation. Elizabeth and her husband Kevin are cofounders of The ImPact and principals of Phillips Enterprises. They enjoy life with their children in Dallas, TX, and Greensboro, NC.

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