Jacki Zehner Siobhan ''Sam'' Bennett Lara Brown
Elaine Chao Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton
Dr. Maya Angelou Jill Stein Rep. Jan  Schakowsky (D-IL)
Roslyn Brock Carly Fiorina Marjorie Clifton
Former Senator Blanche  Lambert Lincoln (D-AR) Atima Omara Patricia Arquette
Rep. Donna Edwards Nicole Kurokawa Neily Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Gloria Steinem Sabrina Schaeffer Geena Davis
Lynda Weinman Rep. Carolyn  Maloney (D-NY) Bay Buchanan

To The Contrary Panelists

« Back to Panelists

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

Support for pbs.org provided by:

The Host

About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...

More »