Leader in Practice 2019-2020

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LaTosha Brown

Co-founder, Black Voters Matter Fund
Co-founder, BVM Capacity Building Institute
WAPPP Leader in Practice

At the intersection of social justice, political empowerment, human development and the cultural arts one will find LaTosha Brown. As a catalyst for...

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Rangita de Silva de Alwis

Rangita de Silva de Alwis

Associate Dean of International Affairs, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Special Advisor, Global Institute for Women's Leadership, King's College
WAPPP Leader in Practice
Rangita De Silva de Alwis serves as the associate dean of international affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she also... Read more about Rangita de Silva de Alwis
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Under-Secretary-General, United Nations
Executive Director, UN Women
WAPPP Leader in Practice
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is the United Nations under-secretary-general and executive director of UN Women. Previously, she served as deputy president... Read more about Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd

Leader of the #metoo movement and Founding Member, Time’s Up
Global Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund
WAPPP Leader in Practice
Ashley Judd is an author, actor, and social justice humanitarian. She is a leader of the #metoo movement and a founding member of Time’s Up. She... Read more about Ashley Judd
Nancy Birdsall

Nancy Birdsall

President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
Research Fellow, Center for International Development, Harvard Kennedy School
WAPPP Leader in Practice

Nancy Birdsall has been researching and writing on economic development issues for more than 25 years. Her most recent work focuses on the relationship between income distribution and economic growth and the role of regional public goods in development. As a WAPPP Fellow, Nancy will write a book in which her personal story provides an anchor for discussion of key issues in global development.

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