Meet Our Members
Board of Directors
Meet the governing body that makes sure Women Thrive Worldwide reaches our potential.
Elise is the Co-Founder and Founding Chair of the Women Thrive Alliance, which educates and influences policy makers on issues of international aid and trade with a gender perspective.
Professor Eugenia (Jenny) McGill is a Lecturer in Discipline of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs where she directs the Workshop in Development Practices, teaches the fall semester course on Methods for Development Practice, and co-teaches the spring semester course on Gender, Politics and Development.
Joe Keefe is President and Chief Executive Officer of Pax World Management LLC, and of Pax World Funds. Under Joe’s leadership, Pax World has become one of the leading innovators and asset managers in the rapidly-growing field of Sustainable Investing – the full integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment analysis and decision making.
Sarah Alexander is a Managing Director with The Abraaj Group, a leading private equity investor operating in the growth markets of Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, Turkey and Central Asia. Ms.
Mark Blackden is currently an independent consultant with clients such as the IFC and World Bank. He recently co-authored "Gender Dimensions of Investment Climate Reform: A Guide for Policymakers and Practitioners".
Claude Fontheim is the CEO of Fontheim International, LLC. Mr. Fontheim advises global companies on corporate social responsibility, public policy, and politics. He has over 30 years of experience in these fields and was among the first CSR practitioners.
Alonzo L. Fulgham is Vice President for Strategy at CH2M Hill, where he brings more than 20 years of effective operational leadership and organizational change management experience.