Our Board of Directors
S. Mona Sinha
S. Mona Sinha is a passionate advocate for the rights of women and girls. She has parlayed a career in finance (Morgan Stanley), marketing (Unilever) and restructuring (Elizabeth Arden/Unilever) to work at the intersection of social change and women’s leadership. Mona works with organizations to develop capacities to uplift women and girls across different sectors. She is Co-Founder of Raising Change, which coaches mission-driven organizations to raise resources for social change. She currently serves on several Boards including Women Moving Millions (Board Chair), Apne Aap International (to end sex trafficking), Breakthrough (works to end violence against women), Direct Impact Africa (empowers women to be leaders in the lower Zambezi) and the Advisory boards at the Museum of Natural History (sponsors science education for inner-city girls), Columbia Business School Tamer Center Social Enterprise Program (building awareness of social justice in future business leaders), Women Creating Change at Columbia University, and Columbia Global Mental Health program (promoting mental health as integral to overall healthcare around the world). She is a trustee emerita of Smith College, her alma mater. She is an active financial investor in women-led businesses. 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. In 2017, Mona was awarded The Last Girl Champion award by Apne Aap and Gloria Steinem. In 2015, she was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
Elizabeth is an early stage investor in solutions that improve health care access and reduce inequality. As an emergency room clinician and health economist, Elizabeth worked in Africa and Asia for two decades, where she saw how the gap in health care services at the community level led to poor health and perpetuated cycles of poverty. Working as a Physician’s Assistant in emergency rooms on the lower east side of Manhattan in the late 1990’s at the peak of the HIV/AIDs epidemic to the minefields of Cambodia, Mozambique and Angola, Elizabeth saw how simple interventions saved lives but those interventions were nearly impossible to deliver in resource-poor settings due to supply, capacity, and infrastructure issues. Equipped with a public health degree, she worked for USAID on a primary health care reconstruction project in post-war Mozambique and later Angola. Ten years ago, she co-founded Care2Communities (C2C), a non-profit social enterprise that delivers comprehensive primary health care in Haiti via a “one stop shop” solution. Today, C2C operates seven primary health care clinics in direct partnership with the Haitian Ministry of Health, treating over 80,000 patients a year. Always curious, Elizabeth seeks out learning networks and has been a member of Threshold Foundation for 31 years, the New England International Donors (NEID) and Summit Powder Mountain. She has been a member of the executive board of Women Moving Millions to support the activation of over $1Billion dollars to the causes of women and girls. Fundamentally believing that no one person can truly affect change, she joined Co-Impact as a founding community member. In doing so she brings her passion, experience, and interest in working with others to leverage what’s working, build across systems, and fund large-scale initiatives that affect change to create a more equitable world.
Maria was born and raised in Mexico City. She moved to San Diego in 1980 where 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. Those opportunities allowed Maria to have a successful and fulfilling career, family and life. Maria passionately believes that every girl deserves the chance to shape her own successful and fulfilling life and is grateful that she can now invest her time and resources to help ensure girls and women around the world can enjoy their human rights, be free of violence and be empowered to reach their potential. Maria is on the board of Women Moving Millions where she serves as Treasurer and is on the Executive and Operations Committees. Maria is also on the board of the Global Fund for Women where she chairs the development committee. Maria wholly embraces the vision of the Global Fund for Women: “Every women and girl is strong, safe, powerful and heard. No exceptions.”
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 and Women Moving Millions.
Kim became a member of WMM in 2015 and joined the board of directors in September of 2017. She is a founding member of The Maverick Collective, an initiative of PSi (Population Services International), which is a collective built of bold, like-minded women philanthropists and advocates who are committing their time, skills and financial resources to provide greater innovation, new resources and a sharper focus to improve the health and rights of girls and women around the globe. She has been working 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 a supporter and board member of numerous non-profit organizations that provide support to victims of domestic violence and life skills training to at-risk youth, particularly victims of sex-trafficking and slavery. In addition, she is 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. Recognizing a profound spiritual connection between the mind and the body, Kim spent two years studying under Doctor Alberto Villoldo, a medical anthropologist and Shaman. After studying the spiritual practices of the South American ‘Quero Shaman she traveled to Peru and climbed Mount Sulkantay, the source of the Sacred Feminine energy. In late 2017 Kim began working with Suzanne Anderson, executive coach, international speaker and author of The Way of the Mysterial Woman. Wanting to deepen and broaden her skills as a female leader and philanthropist she began working with Suzanne which has had a profound effect on her personal and professional life. 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.
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 & 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.
Carol lives in Columbus, Ohio and occasionally in Portland, Maine, where she works as a community activist. Passionate about women’s leadership at all levels, Carol focuses on redefining the concept of power to reflect feminine qualities. She has become interested in gender norms and how much we are shaped by how we define what is feminine and what is masculine. Her interest in women’s advocacy was sparked after her graduation from Smith College. Male colleagues were interviewing for serious positions, while she was continually being asked: “Can you type, honey?” Carol is a founding board member of The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio where she continues to be involved in grants and research and has rejoined their board. She also serves on the board of the Women’s Funding Network. She thought she was working her way off boards, but signed up for 2 more – couldn’t resist – and now has the honor of serving on the boards of Women Moving Millions and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio. There seems to be a common thread.
Barbara Bridges has spent much of her life as an entrepreneur, businesswoman, and philanthropist. Twelve years ago, she founded Women+Film. With the Denver Film Society, she has been bringing audiences together with films by and about women that ignite discussions around global issues facing women today. With the annual Women+Film Festival in April, a platform in the Denver Film Festival in November and film screenings throughout the year, it is a popular film program that not only entertains but educates and inspires as well. The Denver Post named her one of Colorado’s Top Thinkers in Arts and Culture. Her involvement in Women+Film naturally led her to be involved in the funding of movies and to join the Women’s Leadership Council at Sundance. In addition, Barbara has been co-authoring a book that will be released in February 2019. Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies will be a beautiful coffee table book that tells the story of women’s contributions to the movies throughout the decades. Barbara is a member of the Women’s Forum and is a past board chair of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado. Barbara Bridges is a new member of the Women Moving Millions Board.
Marcia Cardamore is an executive, entrepreneur, and venture investor in high tech with thirty years of building and managing software businesses. Her philanthropic and venture capital was acquired from the sale of DataMirror an enterprise software business that she helped create, build, manage, take public and sell to IBM, in her capacity as Executive Managing Director, worldwide operations. In 2011 she founded PeopleSense Foundation focused on systemic change initiatives addressing violence against women and girls (VAWG) globally. As a women’s rights activist, Marcia takes an active leadership role supporting: The Match International Women’s Fund (since 2014 as former Chair, Fund Development and current Chair, Operations), The Canadian Women’s Foundation (former Chair Education Salon Series, Advisor, Violence Prevention and Trafficking – since 2011), Women Moving Millions (former Chair, VAWG Circle and Board Member 2018-22), The Equality Effect (former Advisor, Board Member & Chair 2011-14), and Everywoman Everywhere (Board Chair 2019-22) which is pursuing an international treaty to address violence against women and girls. In 2018, she helped found GROW a Canadian wide giving circle of women business leaders supporting women in Canada. She has spearheaded a successful constitutional challenge in Kenya on behalf of little girls who had been raped and denied justice, supported women journalists in the DRC focused on social justice and women’s rights through radio programming, in Canada supported initiatives addressing missing and murdered aboriginal women and in Honduras piloted a reproductive healthcare and rape crisis center, as a former founding member of the Maverick Collective.
Maria Chrin is the founder and managing partner of Circle Wealth Management, LLC (CWM), an independent financial advisory firm with offices in New York City and Summit, New Jersey. CWM provides customized investment management and wealth advisory services to high net worth families across the United States, with a focus on women investors. The firm manages over $1.2 billion for its clients. Prior to founding CWM in 2007, Maria was the managing partner of Circle Financial Group and was a vice president in the Private Wealth Management Division of Goldman Sachs. During her 15 years at the firm, she built a premier practice managing individual and institutional clients’ assets. She serves on Lehigh University’s Board of Trustees, is a member of the Executive Committee and the Chair of the Endowment’s Investment Committee. She is a member of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School, a Trustee of the Kent Place School, and a Director of Women Moving Millions.
Philanthropist, Past Chair of the Canadian Women’s’ Foundation, and current Director of Women Moving Millions, Julie George, is a committed philanthropist and leader using a gender lens to make a meaningful impact. As a proud dual Canadian/US 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. She is a past volunteer of Kids Help Phone and was President of the International School Parents Forum in London (TASIS) while living overseas. 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 seven of the smartest grandchildren. The family is very active in skiing, hiking, biking, golfing, and exploring together.
Elizabeth Carlock Phillips
Dallas native Elizabeth Carlock Phillips graduated from Southern Methodist University with degrees in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs and French. She started a jewelry business in high school that became her career for seven years and led her all over the world, including to Uganda, where she was Founding Designer of the Akola Project, a non-profit social business that empowers marginalized women in Uganda and Dallas, and to Peru, where she consulted for the fair-trade company Peru Paper. Phillips has been involved with many nonprofits, including founding Echelon, the official national young professionals organization that is “Mobilizing the Next Generation” for the Salvation Army; starting Generation GPAC, a grassroots movement supporting the Greensboro Performing Arts Center project; creating programs and chairing record-breaking fundraisers for several other organizations. Since 2013, she has served as Executive Director to the Phillips Foundation, leading her board to select large-amount, high-impact grants that “move the dial” for Greensboro and Guilford County. Elizabeth was a recipient of the 2015 “Women in Business” award from Triad Business Journal. She is a member of Action Greensboro’s operating group and on the national board of Say Yes to Education and Relationships First, along with several other affiliations. Phillips is currently 28 years old and enjoys life with her husband Kevin and their two sons.
Jana Shea’s passion is to work toward a world where women and girls have the same rights, the standard of living, and opportunities as men. She volunteers for the Community Fund for Women and Girls in Greater New Haven having served as Development Co-chair, and Advisory Board member from 2001-2016. She also has served as the board Co-Chair of Looking Forward, a nonprofit that raises money to provide services such as guided meditation and massage for cancer patients. As co-founder of Seaview Productions, she co-produced 2014 Tony-winning Best Musical- A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder as well as Gypsy, awarded the 2015 Olivier for Best Musical. She has invested in and co-produced many plays and musicals, both on the West End, Broadway, and Off-Broadway. The Off-Broadway immersive production of Sweeney Todd recouped its production costs in 5 months. Seaview has several productions in development that tell women’s stories. She belongs to the Film Circle and has supported several women-focused documentaries. “She Started It” is about four young women tech entrepreneurs. The film seeks to inspire young girls to study STEM subjects and become part of the next wave of women-owned start-ups. She also was an Executive Producer on India’s Daughter, which can be seen on Netflix. She is a partner in Mentor Management, which advises and invests in start-ups on the CT shoreline. She serves on the board of Aware Recovery Care, an exciting new in-home treatment for drug and alcohol addiction based on the visiting nurse model. Her early career was spent in marketing and strategic planning for SNET after completing her BA in Biology at SUNY Buffalo and MBA at the University of New Haven.