Georgetown University

Members

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

Salahuddin Rabbani, The Honorable GIRoA Minister of Foreign Affairs
Delbar Nazari, The Honorable GIRoA Minister of Women’s Affairs

Vice Chair

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

Executive Director

Ruth Bennett, Department of State

USAWC Members

(In alphabetical order)
  1. Belquis Ahmadi, Senior Program Officer, U.S. Institute of Peace
  2. Dr. Azizullah Amir, Founder, Moraa Educational Complex (MEC) for women in Afghanistan
  3. Rina Amiri, UN Mediation Expert
  4. Mariam Atash, President, PlanetPix Media
  5. Ambassador Barbara BarrettThunderbird School.
  6. Fatema Laya Bayat, Executive Director, Bayat Foundation
  7. Laura Berry, Chief Strategy Officer, governmental agency
  8. Jan Bradley, Co-Founder, Lamia Afghan Foundation
  9. Lt. General (ret.) John Bradley, CEO and President, Lamia Afghan Foundation
  10. *Doris Buffett, Founder, Sunshine Lady Institute
  11. The George W. Bush Institute, represented by Executive Director Holly Kuzmich
  12. Leslie Cunningham, Board Member, Aschiana Foundation and Women for Afghan Women
  13. Ambassador Paula Dobriansky, Chair, World Affairs Councils; USAWC Founding Co-Chair
  14. Connie Duckworth, Strategic Advisor, Turquoise Mountain
  15. *Caroline Firestone,  Founder, New Hudson Foundation
  16. Stephenie Foster, Partner, Smash Strategies
  17. Dana Freyer, Special Counsel to the President, International Rescue Committee
  18. Kate Friedrich,  Vice President for Global Government Affairs, Thomson Reuters
  19. Dr. Peter H. Grossman, Director, Grossman Burn Center
  20. Rebecca Grossman,  Founder, Grossman Burn Foundation
  21. *Ambassador Eklil Hakimi, Former Minister of Finance and Former Afghan Ambassador to the United States
  22. *Sultana Hakimi, Wife of the former Afghan Ambassador to the United States
  23. Rangina Hamidi, Founder and President, Kandahar Treasure
  24. Dr. Nadia Hashimi, pediatrician, author, and speaker
  25. *Joanne King Herring, CEO and President, Marshall Plan Charities, Inc.
  26. Karen Hughes, Former Under Secretary of State for Public Affairs
  27. Palwasha L. Kakar, Senior Program Officer, U.S. Institute of Peace
  28. *Jill IscolAuthor of Hearts on Fire
  29. Ambassador Said Jawad, Former Afghan Ambassador to the United States; Founder, Foundation for Afghanistan
  30. Shamim Jawad, Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Ayenda Foundation
  31. Christopher Johnson, Strategic Branding Expert
  32. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  33. Anita McBride, Executive-in-Residence, Department of Government, American University in Washington, DC. 
  34. Timothy McBride, Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Ayenda Foundation
  35. Catherine McIntyre, Philanthropist
  36. David J. McIntyre, President and CEO, TriWest Healthcare Alliance
  37. Pat Mitchell, Independent Advisor, Paley Center for Media
  38. Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, Former Afghan Ambassador to the United States
  39. Lael Mohib, Director, Enabled Children
  40. Mary Jo Myers, Founding Member and President Emeritus, Aschiana Foundation
  41. Najia Nasim, Executive Director, Women for Afghan Women
  42. Terry Neese, President, Founder & CEO, Institute for the Economic Empowerment of Women
  43. Ilaha Eli Omar, Philanthropy Impact Expert, iti-Maude LLC
  44. Annie Pforzheimer, former State Department Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Afghanistan
  45. Katherine Pickus, Divisional Vice President, Global Citizenship and Policy, Abbott; Vice President, Abbott Fund
  46. Charlotte Ponticelli, Board Member, Bayat Foundation and Initiative to Educate Afghan Women
  47. Dina Powell, former Deputy U.S. National Security Advisor
  48. Maryam Qudrat, Board of Trustees,  American University of Afghanistan
  49. Ambassador Roya Rahmani, Afghan Ambassador to the United States
  50. Suraya Rashid, Executive Adviser in Afghanistan for HEEDA.org
  51. Alia Rasoully, Founder and President, WISE Afghanistan
  52. Diana Rowan Rockefeller, Founder, Afghan Women Leaders Connect
  53. *Ambassador Catherine Russell, USAWC Co-Chair Emeritus
  54. Hasina Safi, Executive Director, Afghan Women’s Network
  55. Khorshied Samad, Curator, Voices on the Rise
  56. Ambassador Omar Samad, Senior Advisor to Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah on Policy and Strategy
  57. Leslie Schweitzer, Chair, Friends of American University of Afghanistan (AUAf) Kabul
  58. Zolaykha Sherzad, Founder, Zarif Design
  59. Mina Sherzoy, President, Excel Consulting
  60. Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation
  61. Ambassador Steven Steiner, Senior Advisor, Center for Gender and Peacebuilding, U.S. Institute of Peace
  62. Hodei Sultan, Senior Program Manager, U.S. Institute of Peace
  63. Masuda Sultan, Founder, American Chamber of Commerce in Afghanistan
  64. Tina Tchen, Former Chief of Staff to FLOTUS Michelle Obama
  65. Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security; USAWC Co-Chair Emeritus
  66. Manizha Wafeq, Co-Founder and President, Afghan Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  67. Heidi Waldorf, Director of Laser/ Cosmetic Dermatology, Mount Sinai Medical Center
  68. Sherrie R. Westin, Executive Vice President, Global Impact and Philanthropy, Sesame Workshop
  69. Marna C. Whittington, Retired, Philanthropist
  70. Christian Wistehuff, Executive Director, Initiative to Education Afghan Women (IEAW)
  71. Sakena Yacoobi, Chief Executive Director, Afghan Institute of Learning
  72. Megan Wong, Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State

Corporate Member


* Member Emeritus