Co-Director, Steinem Initiative, Smith College
Sara Gould is a seasoned, strategic leader and executive; an executive coach; and a thought leader, advocate, collaborator and mentor. Her areas of expertise include strategic program design, coaching, philanthropic advising, women's and social justice philanthropy, and fundraising.
Sara is currently co-directing the Steinem Initiative at Smith College. The Initiative brings a new tool – women’s and gender history – into organizing. It is experimenting in this arena by: 1) working with organizations to pilot methods for applying history in current campaigns, 2) creating new curriculum at Smith through which organizations collaborate directly with faculty and students, 3) implementing an activist-in-residence program, and 4) initiating the Gloria & Wilma School for Organizers.
In 1986, Gould joined the staff of the Ms. Foundation for Women as the director of the Economic Development Project. She worked at the Foundation in various capacities for nearly 25 years, serving as the president & CEO from 2004 – 2010. After leaving the Ms. Foundation, she was the Atlantic Philanthropies Senior Fellow at the Foundation Center, and the associate director of Caring Across Generations. She holds a Masters of City and Regional Planning from Harvard University and a B.A. from Grand Valley State University. She is a member of the board of directors of the National Immigration Law Center and the Proteus Fund.
Additional Affiliations: Caring Across Generations