Laurie Emrich


Co-Chair of Member Advisory Council, Women Moving Millions

Speaking topics: Funding women & girls

Geographic location:Washington, D.C.

Willing to travel? Yes

Links to speeches and/or talks: Wealth, Women & Philanthropy Talk on Sylvia Global

Recommended Fees: Available upon request

Contact Information: Please click here to contact Laurie with your request




A Colorado native transplanted to Washington D.C. and Kinshasa, Laurie worked for fifteen years with governments and NGOs to develop primary health care delivery systems in the global south. These days she works as an independent consultant, helping to launch, strengthen and build regional, national, and international social profit organizations and projects. An individual donor herself, she advises family foundations and individuals on effective, social justice grantmaking. A founding board member of the Washington Area Women’s Foundation, Laurie also served on the boards of Threshold Foundation and Lambi Fund of Haiti; and has advised such NGOs as Global Fund for Women, Be Present, Inc., and Grantmakers without Borders. Currently she is the Coordinator of the Other Worlds are Possible Giving Circle, and a co-creator/developer of the National Progressive Leadership Campus in Washington, D.C.. Laurie is motivated by her desire to live in a world where cooperation, equity and justice thrive. She has her work cut out for her, no?

Listen to Laurie’s radio talk with fellow WMM member Gael Sylvia Pullen.