Because When Women Thrive, the Whole World Thrives.

Staff

The faces behind Women Thrive Worldwide.

Office of the President

Patricia T. Morris, Ph.D.

Office of the President
President


Patricia T. Morris is an internationally known leader in women’s empowerment and development, and a gender-mainstreaming expert with a career spanning more than 20 years. Her work has taken her to Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America.

Idil Ismail

Office of the President
Executive Assistant to the President


Idil Ismail joined Women Thrive Worldwide in February 2015 as the Executive Assistant to the President.  She is responsible for providing high-level support to the President and administering internal operations.

Lucas Sokol-Oxman

Office of the President
Research Fellow

Global Partnerships

Emily Bove

Global Partnerships
Director


Emily joined Women Thrive as the Director for Global Partnerships after more than five years working with communities and grassroots organizations in Indonesia, Cameroon, and the Caribbean.
 

Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships

Lauren Supina

Lauren Supina

Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships
Senior Vice President
With more than 20 years of experience promoting women's issues everywhere from the White House to corporate America, Lauren knows how to put resources to good use for a big impact.

Communications and Outreach

Jillian Holzer

Communications and Outreach
Director
Jillian Holzer ensures an integrated approach to Women Thrive's communications, helping to grow the organization's profile among key audiences.

Stephanie K. Arzate

Communications and Outreach
Intern

Stephanie Arzate is a senior at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. She is passionate about women’s leadership and strongly believes empowering women is the key to a country’s development.

Finance

Melanie Richardson

Melanie Richardson

Finance
Chief Operating Officer

Melanie runs a tight ship at Women Thrive HQ, where she oversees all finances and operations.

Organizational Advancement

Mina Alemzadeh

Organizational Advancement
Associate

Mina Alemzadeh joined Women Thrive in October 2013. She helps keeps the trains moving for the organizational advancement team. 

Policy and Government Affairs

Monica de Pinto Ribeiro Hancke

Policy and Government Affairs
Intern

Born to Portuguese and Norwegian parents—and brought up in England and the Netherlands—Monica self-identifies as a Third-Culture-Kid (TCK), a term and identity she is proud of and not afraid to share!

Christine Hart

Christine Hart

Policy and Government Affairs
Senior Manager

Chrissy joined Women Thrive Worldwide in December 2012. As Senior Manager of Policy and Government Affairs, Chrissy leads Women Thrive’s work on gender-based violence and contributes to work on foreign aid effectiveness.

Melissa Kaplan

Policy and Government Affairs
Senior Manager

Melissa brings deep experience within the international development community to her job at Women Thrive.

Noel Schroeder

Policy and Government Affairs
Manager, Education Policy

Noel works with the Women Thrive team and its partners to strengthen global education goals and improve learning for girls and boys around the world.