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Darlene Kennedy Benazir Bhutto Gov. Mary  Fallin (R-OK)
Eve Ensler Lara Brown Supervisor Hilda Solis
Christina  Hoff Sommers Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Carly Fiorina
Cynthia Nixon Geena Davis Jennifer Garner
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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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