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Leadership

 

Lisa Sasaki, Interim Director, Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum

Tey Marianna Nunn, Director, American Women’s History Initiative

 

Advisory Council 

  • Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian (ex officio) 
  • Ambassador Barbara Barrett, member of the Smithsonian Board of Regents 
  • Jane Abraham, former chair of the Congressional Commission to Study the Potential of a National Women’s History Museum 
  • Catherine Allgor, president of the Massachusetts Historical Society
  • Mary Boies, counsel to Boies Schiller Flexner LLP 
  • Tory Burch, executive chairman and chief creative officer of Tory Burch LLC 
  • Bridget Bush, counsel at Landrum & Shouse LLP 
  • Lynda Carter, actress, singer, songwriter and producer  
  • Jean Case, chairman of the National Geographic Society and CEO of the Case Impact Network and The Case Foundation 
  • Rosario Dawson, actress, designer, activist and producer
  • Melissa Fetter, former vice president of JP Morgan 
  • Edna Kane-Williams, chief diversity officer at AARP 
  • Billie Jean King, winner of 39 Grand Slam tennis titles and founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative 
  • Singleton McAllister, of counsel at Husch Blackwell LLP 
  • Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies
  • Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes, majority leader of the New York State Assembly
  • Penny Pritzker, founder and chairman of PSP Partners and former U.S. secretary of commerce 
  • Abbe Raven, chairman emeritus of A+E Networks and former chair of the National Museum of American History 
  • Vivian Riefberg, director emeritus with McKinsey & Company and David C. Walentas Jefferson Scholars Chair at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia 
  • Martine Rothblatt, founder of United Therapeutics and SiriusXM 
  • S. Mona Sinha, co-founder of Raising Change and founder of the Asian Women’s Leadership University 
  • Cara Sylvester, executive vice president and chief marketing and digital officer for Target Corporation 
  • Alice Walton, founder of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Art Bridges Foundation and the Alice L. Walton Foundation; member of the Walton Family Foundation 

The members of Congress appointed to the council are: 

  • Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)  
  • Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN)  
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