Our People

Our Trustees and Leadership team bring together a diverse mix of expertise – in media, mobile, brand and international development. Like everyone at Girl Effect, they share a deep and energetic commitment to empowering girls to change their lives.


Jessica Posner Odede


Jonathan McKay

Chief Creative Officer

Jo Hemmings

Head of Impact

Tabatha Bruce

General Counsel

Tisha Hyter

Interim Chief Development Officer

Liya Haile

Country Lead, Ethiopia

Dolorosa Duncan

Country Lead, Tanzania

Samantha Diouf

Country Director, Rwanda

Kanishk Kabiraj

Country Lead, India

Nicky Davies

Head of Programmes

Lucy Hopkins-Parkinson

Director of Communications

Lucia Hayes

Director of Marketing

Bilal Amin

Chief Finance and Operations Officer

Alex Hammer Ducas

Director of Executive Initiatives

Board Members

Maria Eitel

Chair of Girl Effect and Co-Chair of the NIKE Foundation

Ime Archibong

Head of New Product Experimentation at Facebook

Erin Hohlfelder

Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Trishla Jain

The Times Group, India

Hilary Krane

Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, NIKE INC

Jacob Schimmel

Chairman of UKI Investments

Deborah Dugan

Co Chair/ Board Member, The Moth

Edith Jibunoh

External and Corporate Relations (ECR) Manager for Infrastructure, World Bank Group

Jim Citrin

Leader, Head of Spencer Stuart CEO practice

Jonathan Newhouse

Chairman of the Board of Condé Nast

Nina Kjellson

General Partner at Canaan

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek Pinault

Producer, director, actor and activist