About

Board of Directors

S. Mona Sinha

Board Chair

S. 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 to address 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 is also the Board Chair of the ERA Coalition Fund for Women’s Equality which seeks to codify the 28th constitutional amendment of equal rights on the basis of sex. She is an Executive Producer of Disclosure, a documentary film on the representation of trans peoples, which premiered at Sundance in January 2020 and was released on Netflix during Pride month June 2020.

Mona serves on several non-profit boards including Breakthrough USA, which 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 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 was Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and co-led the $486 million Women for the World capital campaign, the largest to-date for 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. Her story is featured in She is Me, by Lori Sokol.

Next 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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Holly Fogle

Treasurer

Holly grew up on a farm in the Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio.  She graduated from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. She was a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, a strategic consulting firm 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 El 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’s program provides 1-on-1 parent coaching, books/literacy support, diapers, baby formula, food for the family, English classes, community among the mamas, and most importantly- HOPE. Even though these women and Holly were born on two different continents, she empathizes with them deeply. She lives in lower Manhattan and loves to explore the world with her family!

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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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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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Sapphira Goradia

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 BA 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 TPW.

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Judy McFarlane

Judy McFarlane is a writer and former lawyer who lives in Vancouver, BC. She donates to projects that support the education and empowerment of girls and women with scholarships for at risk students in Canada and for young women attending secondary school and university in Kenya and Uganda. She also supports programs for girls through the Canadian Women’s Foundation and Tostan International. Judy’s writing has taken her into inner city schools and schools in remote communities, where she has helped students write and perform plays about issues important to them. Her writing has also taken her into the world of disability, where she worked with a young woman with Down Syndrome who wrote a book. Judy’s book about that experience, Writing with Grace, was published in 2014 and   was a finalist for a national nonfiction award in Canada.

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Sarah Haacke Byrd

Executive Director

As Executive Director, Sarah is responsible for building strategy and scale around WMM’s mission for greater impact in gender equality. For more than two decades, Sarah has been building, guiding, and leading non-profit organizations in Boston, Washington, D.C., and New York dedicated to expanding civil rights, promoting civic education, reforming the criminal justice system, and ending sexual violence. Previously, Sarah served as Managing Director of the Joyful Heart Foundation, where she led the campaign to eliminate the backlog of hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits in the U.S. Sarah brings extensive experience in financial and operational management, strategy, fundraising, and external affairs to WMM. Sarah is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and holds a Masters in Positive Organizational Development from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Sarah served as a founding advisory board member for Hive Gender Climate Justice Fund; current co-chair of Impact Finance Center’s National Women’s Impact Investing Landscape Scan Steering Committee; and is a 2021 Aspen Institute Civil Society Fellow and member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

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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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Wendy Anderson

Secretary

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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Karen Keating Ansara

Karen makes grants to end global poverty (primarily in Haiti). In late 2008 she launched and still chairs New England International Donors (NEID), a network of 170+ globally-focused philanthropists, foundations and investors from around the U.S. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Karen co-founded the Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation, now the Haiti Development Institute (HDI). In addition to HDI and NEID, Karen serves on the boards of Women Moving Millions, Groundswell International, MCE Social Capital, Build Health International, and the Millennium Campus Network. She is a long-term member of the Leadership Council of Oxfam America. In her early years, Karen worked for the Massachusetts chapters of Planned Parenthood and the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Karen is a graduate of Wellesley College (B.A., Pol. Sci.), Andover Newton Theological School (M.Div.), the Women’s Theological Center, and the Non-Profit Management and Leadership Program at Boston University (2019). She and her husband Jim, founder of non-profit Build Health International, have four young adult children and live in Essex, MA.

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Vanessa Evans

Vanessa is a French/American 27 year old co-founder and director of The Red Butterfly Foundation alongside her mum, Rafaela. She has spent the majority of her life living in London, U.K. Three years ago she graduated from the University of Birmingham (UK) with a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts. She is currently pursuing her acting/ filmmaking career and living in New York. Along with her passion of the arts comes her immense passion of being a strong advocate for women and girls rights; she spent a fair bit of time in Kenya filming and interviewing women at two organizations this past year. As well as dedicating herself to women’s right, Vanessa is equally enthusiastic in supporting The Red Butterfly Foundation’s aims to support the defense of endangered animals and promoting a cultural world through the arts and performing art.

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Stacey Keare

Stacey Keare is an attorney, philanthropist, and public policy analyst who has worked   for a number of non-profit organizations. She, along with her husband, is the Founder of the Girls Rights Project, an organization dedicated to advancing the rights  of girls throughout the world using a combination of research, advocacy and philanthropy. Ms. Keare studied international relations at Stanford University, has a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a law degree from Hastings College of the Law. She has served as a pro bono attorney at the Pro Bono Project, General Assistance Advocacy Project and San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation. She has also been a Board member of several other non-profit organizations in her community, including Summit Prep Charter High School and Summit Public Schools, an organization creating progressive college prep charter schools in the Bay Area. She is on the Silicon Valley Leadership Board of the Global Fund for Children, a D.C. based foundation that supports grassroots organizations helping children throughout the world and is on the Kennedy School’s Women’s Leadership Board. Stacey recently has joined WMM’s Board! Ms. Keare has three daughters, Haley, Ryan and Brooke and lives in Woodside with her husband John Hodge.

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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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