Lizz  Winstead Monica Cevallos Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton
Valerie  Jarrett Michelle Bachelet Maria Teresa Kumar
Jane Pauley Cokie  Roberts Rep. Jan  Schakowsky (D-IL)
Siobhan-Sam Bennett Phyllis Schlafly Rina  Shah
Christy Turlington Carly Fiorina Patricia Sosa
Genevieve Wood Rep. Donna Edwards Melinda Gates
Sandra Day O'Connor Benazir Bhutto Manal Omar
Rep. Carolyn  Maloney (D-NY) Priscilla Presley Lara Brown

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Ritu Sharma


In 1998, Ritu Sharma co-founded Women Thrive Worldwide with Elise Fiber Smith. Under Ritu’s leadership, Women Thrive Worldwide has put the concerns of the poorest women and girls at the center of all U.S. international assistance. An adept coalition builder, political strategist, communicator and motivational speaker, Ritu is a leading voice on international women’s issues and U.S. foreign policy.

Ritu is the author of Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the Globe and An Introduction to Advocacy: A Training Guide , which has been translated into six languages and is a primary reference for advocates around the globe.

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