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Meet our staff


Renata Affonso

Director, Influence

Elisa Altuna

Programmes Coordinator

Michelle Barquet

Programmes Manager

Maria Bobenrieth

Executive Director

Michael Brewe

Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer

Kathleen Brenninkmeijer

Director, Win-Win Strategies

Perrine Chappellier

Director, Ignita

Mariana Chávez Sánchez

Programmes Manager

Chisomo Chikuni

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Coordinator

Imane El Maanni

NL Coordinator - Finance

Sol Fauquier

Senior Communications and Programmes Manager

Erika Grama

Finance Coordinator

Yvonne Henry

Director, Brands

Marije Holman

Programmes Manager

Clementine Klijberg

Director, Learn

Kitty Macklin

Programmes Specialist

Joan Nyaki

Programmes Coordinator

Uditi Saha

Programmes Specialist

Nada Van Schouwenburg

Programmes Manager

Mia Weinland

U.S. Programmes Coordinator

Maryam Aly

Senior Programmes Specialist

Katrina Arora


Suhani Bhushan

Senior Programmes Manager

Emilia Cebrián

Learning and Accompaniment Contractor

Grace Hull


Siân Kavanagh

GRLS Senior Programme Specialist and Communications Specialist

Naledi Kekana

WWS Senior Programme Specialist

Nicole Matuska

Director, GRLS

Shannon McDonald

Executive Coordinator

Ananias Mfuni

Finance, Senior Specialist

Virginia Munyua

Programmes Coordinator

Shreya Murali

Champion Transformative Philanthropy Manager

Mariana Niekamp

Intern (U.S. Programmes)

Natalia Niño

Programme Specialist

Catalina Robu

Director, Programme Finance

Catherine Schulter

Junior Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Research Contractor

Alexandra Simon

Impact and Data Management Specialist

Meg Smith

Deputy Executive Director

Cami Velasquez

Learn Coordinator

Antony Olando


Gloria Rosales Peña

Strengthen Movements and Network Building Manager

Libbie Randolph

Programmes Coordinator

Manue Schach

Programmes Coordinator

Kimberly Schoenmaker

Programmes Manager, Win-Win Strategies

Marielle Schweickart

Senior Manager, Impact and Digital Agility

Shari Swanson-Hicks

Finance Specialist

Kathy Ziegler

Office Assistant & Administrative Support

Astrid Aafjes

Chair: UK, US, NL. Founder of Women Win

Sanne Hitipeuw

Trustee: NL. Junior Associate at DLA Piper (Corporate and Employment Lawyer)

Leonie Kroon

Secretary: NL, Partner at Dillinger Law. B.V. (Intellectual Property Lawyer)

Nnamdi Nwosuagwu

Treasurer NL | Executive Director, Europe & Americas CEO’s Office

Vera Pauw

Trustee: NL, Former successful professional football player and coach

Payal Dalal

Trustee for Global Impact UK

Sara K. Andrews

Secretary: US. Programme Manager & International Pro Bono Counsel at DLA Piper

Patrice Thramer

US Board Member. Global Director of Community Impact, Nike

Marissa Wesely

US Board Member. Co-Founder of Win-Win Strategies