Tammy  Baldwin (D-WI) Cecilia Muñoz Janet Jagan
Mercedes  Viana Schlapp Angela McGlowan Phyllis Schlafly
Lynda Weinman Hadley Heath Leslie Sanchez
Amy  Siskind Debbie Allen Patrice Onwuka
Bay Buchanan Gretchen Hamel Christina  Hoff Sommers
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton Eleanor  Smeal Rep. Jan  Schakowsky (D-IL)
Karin  Agness Ritu  Sharma Angelina Jolie
Supervisor Hilda Solis Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) Jacki Zehner

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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.

See More: http://womenthrive.org/about/people/ritu-sharma

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