S. Mona Sinha
S. Mona Sinha is a globally recognized advocate for gender equality. She has parlayed a corporate career to work at the intersection of social justice and women’s leadership.
She is co-founder of Raising Change which develops strategies to close the critical funding gap in mission-driven organizations for social change. She founded the Asian Women's Leadership University to bring liberal arts pedagogy women leaders. She is the Board Chair of Women Moving Millions and the ERA Fund for Women’s Equality. She is an Executive Producer of Disclosure, a groundbreaking documentary film on trans representation. To date she has catalyzed close to $1 billion for social change and advised over 87 organizations.
With a focus on governance, strategy and sustainability, Mona serves on several non-profit boards including Breakthrough USA, the Center for High Impact Philanthropy (UPenn), Apne Aap International, the Museum of Natural History, and three Boards at Columbia University (Columbia Business School Tamer Center Board and investment Committee, Women Creating Change and the Global Mental Health Program). She is a trustee emerita of Smith College, where she was Vice Chair and led the $486MM Women for the World capital campaign.
Mona is an investor in women-led businesses and mentors several hundred people. She has a BA in Economics from Smith College and an MBA in Finance/ Marketing from Columbia University.
Mona has been widely recognized - by Columbia University (Horton Social Entrepreneur award), Women's eNews (Leader of the 21st century), Breakthrough (Lifetime Achievement), Smith College (Leadership in Development), Apne Aap/Gloria Steinem (Last Girl Champion award) In 2015, she received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, which is presented annually to US citizens whose accomplishments in their field and service to the world are cause for celebration.