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Volunteer Leadership

The Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum is supported by a network of dedicated volunteers from across America who provide their time, expertise, and knowledge.

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: 

  • Appointments to be announced
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