Donna  Brazile Angela McGlowan Gov. Mary  Fallin (R-OK)
Supervisor Hilda Solis Jane Goodall Julie Gunlock
Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) Eleanor  Smeal Bev Perdue
Carole Simpson Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) Tara Setmayer
Jennifer Sevilla Korn Danielle Moodie-Mills Meryl Streep
Marianne Williamson Kay James Lara Brown
Jennifer Granholm Carly Fiorina Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Valerie  Jarrett Elaine Chao

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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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