Gretchen Hamel Supervisor Hilda Solis Anushay  Hossain
Linda Chavez Kathleen Turner Valerie  Jarrett
Megan Beyer Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Tammy  Baldwin (D-WI)
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL) Eleanor
Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) Michele  Bachmann Eve Ensler
Jennifer Granholm Heather  White Danielle Moodie-Mills
Darlene Kennedy Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) Mandy Moore
Marlene Trestman Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) Bay Buchanan

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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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