Chantal brings her background in events and fundraising management, as well as her love for social justice and women’s philanthropy, to her role as the Director of Community Engagement.
Most recently Chantal served as the Manager of Communications and Fundraising at the Thomson Reuters Foundation where she aided in launching a Friends of the Foundation membership program and led the formation of the US nonprofit arm. Prior to that role, she was the Director of Events and Individual Giving at the Ms. Foundation for Women. During her tenure, she raised the bar for the organizations’ fundraising events.
Chantal has also served as the Conference and Membership Manager at Asia Society’s Partnership for Global Learning where she utilized communication tools to build a membership program as well as planned conferences for policymakers and practitioners in the field of secondary education.
She is a graduate of Oberlin College and the Fundraising Strategy Certificate Program at The George Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising, New York University.
Amanda Griffin is the Associate Director of Programs for Women Moving Millions (WMM), a nonprofit focused on activating gifts of at least one million dollars or more to organizations working to advance women and girls. Amanda works to foster and deepen WMM community engagement by coordinating and implementing exciting programming opportunities for WMM members.
Prior to joining WMM, Amanda worked as a Paralegal at Cetrulo LLP in Boston, MA, where she supported the defense of high profile and complex civil litigation claims from 2005-2010. During her time in Boston, Amanda also served as a volunteer at Horizons for Homeless Children, a Massachusetts-based organization focused on the needs of homeless children and their families.
Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Political Science and French from the University of Vermont.
Courtney Harvey is the Executive Director of Women Moving Millions, a non-profit whose mission is to catalyze unprecedented resources for the advancement of women and girls. She has broad experience in the non-profit sector, in corporate philanthropy, program development, humanitarian aid, fundraising, communications, and operations. The common thread in her work is her commitment to resourcing the movement for gender equity with greater financial and intellectual capital.
She joined Women Moving Millions in 2013 as the Director of Operations. Prior to that she worked at the Thomson Reuters Foundation where she helped establish their NY office, build their women’s rights reporting site, and launch their conference on women’s rights and trafficking issues in partnership with the New York Times International.
Courtney holds a Bachelors degree in Cultural Anthropology and in Government and Political Science from Millersville University. She also holds a MSc in Gender Development and Globalisation from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Born in Vancouver, Jessica Houssian fell in love with feminism as a little girl and has been stomping her feet for women’s equality ever since. With a B.A. in Women & Gender Studies (Bates College) and an M.Sc. in Fundraising & Grantmaking (New York University), Jessica loves living and working at the intersection of women and philanthropy – and is inspired by the power it has to transform the world. Prior to her work with Women Moving Millions, Jessica was a partner at Inspired Philanthropy Group – a boutique consulting firm supporting individuals and corporations to help create authentic, effective impact. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Landesa, UNICEF Canada, RefugePoint (Chair), and the Canadian Women’s Foundation, where she Chairs the Anti-Human Trafficking Grants Committee. Jessica serves on the Global Advisory of G(irls)20 and is a Director of The Houssian Foundation.
Sommai Pham is the Communications Manager at Women Moving Millions (WMM). In her role, she is responsible for the design and implementation of the organization’s external communications strategy and growth of the WMM brand. Specifically, she builds and cultivates relationships with different NGO partners, foundations, women’s funds, and institutional organizations, etc. and designs and maintains all external communications materials.
She also lends support on special initiatives such as the launch of ALL IN FOR HER: A Call to Action inviting women to embrace their donor leadership as funders and champions for gender equality around the world.
Sommai earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Boston University in 2011. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Andine Sutarjadi is the Events & Engagement Manager at Women Moving Millions (WMM). She started her career at WMM as an intern in the spring of 2014 and is now responsible for managing all of WMM events, working to cultivate and strengthen engagement in the WMM community. She coordinates the logistics, technology, registration and communications for the WMM Annual Summit, Annual Member Retreat, Skills Building Workshops and more.
A native of Jakarta, Indonesia, Andine graduated from Boston University with a degree in Health Science and a minor in Public Health. During her time at Boston University, Andine was the Co-Founder and Treasurer of the Indonesian Student Association of Boston University and the Vice President of the Indonesian Student Association of Massachusetts where she worked to unite and strengthen the bond among Indonesian students in Massachusetts and fostered relationships with Indonesian diplomats in the USA.
A constant throughout Andine’s life is her passion for gender equality and women’s health. She aspires to one day return to her home country to promote and defend women’s access to reproductive health care in Indonesia.
Samantha Jo Virga
Sami Virga is the Finance and Operations Manager for Women Moving Millions. In her role, Sami oversees the organization’s finances to ensure that Women Moving Millions remains fiscally sustainable. She is responsible for day-to-day operations, which include overall strategic management.
A dual citizen of Canada and the United States, Sami graduated from The University of New Hampshire’s Peter T. Paul School of Business & Economics. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics with a minor in German. At the university Sami became the first female Chief Economist of the Atkins Investment Group, a student-run investment fund. She is also a proud member of Omicron Delta Epsilon and Phi Beta Kappa.