Jennifer  Marshall Clara Del Villar Benazir Bhutto
Sen. Barbara  Boxer (D-CA) Bev Perdue Marianne Williamson
Amanda Terkel Eleanor Julie Gunlock
Donna  Brazile Barbara Pierce Bush Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Genevieve Wood Bay Buchanan Francesca  Chambers
Dr. Maya Angelou Hadley Heath Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton
Jennifer Sevilla Korn Erica  Williams Simon Rep. Jan  Schakowsky (D-IL)
Christine Kim Danielle Moodie-Mills Saba Ahmed

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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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