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Maria Bobenrieth

Executive Director

Michael Brewe

Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer

Renata Affonso

Director, Influence

Michelle Barquet

Programmes Manager

Yvonne Henry

Global Implementation Director

Perrine Chappellier

Director, Advisory Services

Sol Fauquier

Senior Communications Manager

Mariana Chávez Sánchez

Communications Specialist

Kathleen Brenninkmeijer

Director, Win-Win Strategies

Mia Weinland

U.S. Programmes Coordinator

Clementine Klijberg

Director, Learn

Founé Diawara


Nada Van Schouwenburg

Programmes Specialist

Marije Holman

Programmes Manager

Uditi Saha

Programmes Specialist

Joan Nyaki

Programmes Coordinator

Erika Grama

Finance Coordinator

Kitty Macklin

Programmes Specialist

Siân Kavanagh

GRLS Senior Programme Specialist and Communications Specialist

Alexandra Simon

Junior Salesforce Admin

Ghada Al-Motawakil

MEL Coordinator and Partner Manager

Shannon McDonald

Administrative Support Coordinator

Mariana Niekamp

Intern (U.S. Programmes)

Enas Khater


Kathy Ziegler

Office Assistant & Administrative Support

Meg Smith

Deputy Executive Director

Leonie Bakker


Harjanti Kertokarijo

Programmes Coordinator

Shreya Murali

Learning and Impact Coordinator

Naledi Kekana

WWS Senior Programme Specialist

Natalia Niño

Programme Specialist

Suhani Bhushan

Senior Programmes Manager

Virginia Munyua

Programmes Coordinator

Nicole Matuska

Director, GRLS

Libbie Randolph

Programmes Coordinator

Catalina Robu

Director, Programme Finance

Gloria Rosales Peña

Programmes Specialist

Kimberly Schoenmaker

Programmes Manager, Win-Win Strategies

Marielle Schweickart

Senior Manager, Impact and Digital Agility

Shari Swanson-Hicks

Finance Specialist

Brandee M. Butler

Trustee: NL. Division Director, Civil Liberties for Open Society Initiative for Europe

Wieteke Graven

Trustee: NL. Partner at McKinsey & Company

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)

Payal Dalal

Trustee for Global Impact UK

Nnamdi Nwosuagwu

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

Vera Pauw

Trustee: NL, Former successful professional football player and coach

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