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2020 Women inPower Fellows Selected 

Including Leaders in Science & Technology, Government, Media, Nonprofits, Finance, Education, Arts, Law, & Medicine

In 2020, Women inPower expands to JCCs across the U.S. and in over 20 countries 

NEW YORK – December 6, 2019 – 92nd Street Y’s Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact announced the 2020 class of Women inPower, a fellowship program to help senior-level women advance to the highest levels of leadership across sectors. This group of 28 Fellows was selected from a pool of nearly 250 applicants. This year’s Fellows include leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions, including business, nonprofits, law, medicine, media, technology, arts, education, philanthropy, and science. 

This one-of-a-kind free program provides women with professional development, executive mentorship, CEO workshops, and membership in an active community of female leaders. The initiative also includes a social impact component, encouraging Fellows to think ambitiously about their role in creating not only more success and power for themselves, but a healthier and more egalitarian society for all. 

Entering the Fellowship’s fifth year, the program has already served 100+ Fellows. Over a dozen Fellows have reached the C-Suite or equivalent in their field and many more have made career moves that deepen their influence. 

Fellows are mentored by a group of over 45 leaders in NYC that includes: Jimmie Briggs, Co-founder and Executive Director Emeritus, Man Up Campaign; Katy Clark, President, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music); Zain Habboo, Chief Digital Officer, Fenton; Polly Klane, Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel, Capital One; Gillian Lester, Dean Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; Tim Maleeny, President and Chief Strategy Officer, Havas; Terri McCullough, Chief of Staff, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House of Representatives; Henry Timms, CEO, Lincoln Center; Mai-Anh Tran, Chief Financial Officer, The Ford Foundation; and Kristy Wallace, CEO, Ellevate Network.

“Women inPower is about much more than the development of individual leadership skills. Our goal is to foster a community and culture in which Fellows act as champions for one another as they ascend into positions of power and, once there, create real change,” said Jessica Schneider, Director of Strategy at 92Y’s Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact. “We are thrilled to welcome our fifth cohort of Fellows and can’t wait to see all that they accomplish this year and in the future.” 

Through a new collaboration with the JCC Association of North America, 92Y will scale the Women inPower fellowship to JCCs around the country, beginning with a pilot round of programs launching in January 2020 at JCCs in Chicago, Phoenix, Jacksonville, FL, Springfield, MA, and Milwaukee. 

Simultaneously, Women inPower Global continues to engage women in 20+ countries, convening leaders—in their communities and as a global, connected network— and enabling them to tailor Women inPower to a variety of local needs and to change power dynamics in diverse contexts. Toolkits, sample events, and other Chapter tools are available at 

The 2020 Women inPower Fellows are:
  • Erin Anastasi, Coordinator, Campaign to End Fistula & Technical Specialist, Sexual & Reproductive Health/Fistula, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Aamina Awan Khan, Chief Partnerships Officer, U.S. Department of State
  • Trisha Blackmar, Senior Editor, Sports Illustrated
  • Melissa Bonnick, SVP, Client Results, Programmatic, Carat
  • Angela Borah, Head Chocolatier, Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate
  • Anthe Maria Bova, General Counsel & Director of Pro Bono Programs, New York County Lawyers Association
  • Abigail Feuer, SVP, Marketing & Community, DonorsChoose
  • Yaihara Fortis Santiago, Manager, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Jessica Glaser, Director of Patron Programs, World Monuments Fund
  • Mariela Graham, Master Ambassador Principal, NYC Department of Education
  • Regan Hales, Director of Finance & HR,
  • Mandë Holford, Associate Professor, Hunter College; Co-Founder, Killer Snails
  • Laura Kavanagh, First Deputy Commissioner, New York City Fire Department
  • Zsuzsanna Lippai, Associate Director, Human Rights Initiative, Open Society Foundations
  • Rakeen Mabud, Director of Research and Strategy, TIME’S UP
  • Margaret Magnarelli, Executive Director, Audience Acquisition & Growth Marketing, Morgan Stanley
  • Randi Mason, Partner & Co-Chair, Corporate Department, Morrison Cohen LLP
  • Stacey McMath, Director, Programs, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Kathryn Muccino, Patient Care Director of Pediatrics, Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Monisha Nariani, Global Head of Responsible Banking and Consumer Protection, Citigroup
  • Leigh O’Neill, Chief of Staff, Government Innovation, Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Sarah Doolin Roy, Associate Director, Brand & Strategic Partnerships, American Ballet Theatre
  • Stasha Santifort, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Leader, Deloitte Global
  • Friederike Schuur, Director of Machine Learning and Research, Cityblock Health
  • Alana St. Aude, Director, Assistant General Counsel, Capital One
  • Erika Stallings, Attorney, Broadcast Music, Inc.
  • Leezel Tanglao, Senior Editor, Membership and Innovation, HuffPost
  • Gila Ward Menda, Leadership Development and Education Manager, JDC

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About 92nd Street Y
92Y is a center for the arts and innovation, a convener of ideas, and an incubator for creativity. Founded in 1874, it seeks to create, provide and disseminate programs of distinction that foster the physical and mental growth of people throughout their lives. 92Y offers thousands of programs from its New York headquarters and creates community far beyond its four walls, bringing people from all over the world together through innovations like the award-winning GivingTuesday and the Social Good Summit. It’s transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action all over the world.  All of 92Y’s programming is built on a foundation of Jewish values, including the capacity of civil dialogue to change minds; the potential of education and the arts to change lives; and a commitment to welcoming and serving people of all ages, races, religions and ethnicities. For more information, visit
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