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Honorary Co-Chairs

Laura W. Bush, former First Lady of the United States
Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Secretary of State of the United States
Rula Ghani, First Lady of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

U.S. Co-Chairs

John J. DeGioia, President, Georgetown University
TBD, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues

Afghan Co-Chairs

The Honorable GIRoA Minister of Foreign Affairs
The Honorable GIRoA Minister of Women’s Affairs

Vice Chair

Phyllis R. Magrab, Professor, Pediatrics; UNESCO Chair, Georgetown University

Executive Director

Megan Wong, Department of State

USAWC Members (in alphabetical order)

  1. Belquis Ahmadi, Senior Program Officer, U.S. Institute of Peace
  2. Rina Amiri, UN Mediation Expert
  3. Mariam Atash, President, PlanetPix Media
  4. Ambassador Barbara BarrettThunderbird School.
  5. Fatema Bayat, Executive Director, Bayat Foundation
  6. Laura Berry, Council, The Federal Practice Group
  7. Jan Bradley, Co-Founder, Lamia Afghan Foundation
  8. Lt. General (ret.) John Bradley, CEO and President, Lamia Afghan Foundation
  9. Doris Buffett, Founder, Sunshine Lady Institute
  10. Leslie Cunningham, Board Member, Aschiana Foundation and Women for Afghan Women
  11. Ambassador Paula Dobriansky, Chair, World Affairs Councils; USAWC Founding Co-Chair
  12. Connie Duckworth, President and CEO, ARZU Studio Hope
  13. Caroline Firestone,  Founder, New Hudson Foundation
  14. Dana Freyer, Special Counsel to the President, International Rescue Committee
  15. Kate Friedrich,  Vice President for Global Government Affairs, Thomson Reuters
  16. Peter Grossman, Director, Grossman Burn Center
  17. Rebecca Grossman,  Founder, Grossman Burn Foundation
  18. Ambassador Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance and Former Afghan Ambassador to the United States
  19. Sultana Hakimi, Wife of the former Afghan Ambassador to the United States
  20. Joanne King Herring, CEO and President, Marshall Plan Charities, Inc.
  21. Palwasha L. Kakar, Senior Program Officer, U.S. Institute of Peace
  22. Jill IscolAuthor of Hearts on Fire
  23. Ambassador Said Jawad, Former Afghan Ambassador to the United States; Founder, Foundation for Afghanistan
  24. Shamim Jawad, Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Ayenda Foundation
  25. Christopher Johnson, Strategic Branding Expert
  26. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  27. Anita McBride, Executive-in-Residence, Department of Government, American University in Washington, DC. 
  28. Timothy McBride, Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Ayenda Foundation
  29. Catherine McIntyre, Philanthropist
  30. David J. McIntyre, President and CEO, TriWest Healthcare Alliance
  31. Pat Mitchell, Independent Advisor, Paley Center for Media
  32. Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, Afghan Ambassador to the United States
  33. Lael Mohib, Director, Enabled Children
  34. Mary Jo Myers, Founding Member and President Emeritus, Aschiana Foundation
  35. Manizha Naderi, Executive Director, Women for Afghan Women
  36. Terry Neese, President, Institute for the Economic Empowerment of Women
  37. Ilaha Eli Omar, Philanthropy Impact Expert, iti-Maude LLC
  38. Katherine Pickus, Divisional Vice President, Global Citizenship and Policy, Abbott; Vice President, Abbott Fund
  39. Charlotte Ponticelli, Board Member, Bayat Foundation and Initiative to Educate Afghan Women
  40. Dina Powell, Deputy U.S. National Security Advisor
  41. Mariam Qudrat, Board of Trustees,  American University of Afghanistan
  42. Suraya Rashid, Executive Adviser in Afghanistan for HEEDA.org
  43. Diana Rowan Rockefeller, Founder, Afghan Women Leaders Connect
  44. Khorshied Samad, Curator, Voices on the Rise
  45. Ambassador Omar Samad, Senior Advisor to Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah on Policy and Strategy
  46. Leslie Schweitzer, Chair, Friends of American University of Afghanistan (AUAf) Kabul
  47. Zolaykha Sherzad, Founder, Zarif Design
  48. Mina Sherzoy, Expert Consultant on Afghan Women’s Issues
  49. Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation
  50. Ambassador Steven Steiner, Senior Advisor, Center for Gender and Peacebuilding, U.S. Institute of Peace
  51. Hodei Sultan, Senior Program Manager, U.S. Institute of Peace
  52. Masuda Sultan, Founder, American Chamber of Commerce in Afghanistan
  53. Tina Tchen, Former Chief of Staff to FLOTUS Michelle Obama
  54. Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security; USAWC Co-Chair Emeritus
  55. Manizha Wafeq, Co-Founder and President, Afghan Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  56. Heidi Waldorf, Director of Laser/ Cosmetic Dermatology, Mount Sinai Medical Center
  57. Sherrie Rollins Westin, Executive Vice President, Global Impact and Philanthropy, Sesame Workshop
  58. Marna C. Whittington, Retired, Philanthropist
  59. Christian Wistehuff, Executive Director, Initiative to Education Afghan Women (IEAW)
  60. Sakena Yacoobi, Chief Executive Director, Afghan Institute of Learning

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