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

Jessica joined Girl Effect as CEO in 2019 and is an internationally recognised social entrepreneur and thought-leader. In 2009 she co-founded ...

Board Members

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

Maria Eitel

USA and UK Board Chair

Head of New Product Experimentation at Facebook

Ime Archibong

USA and UK Board Member

Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Erin Hohlfelder

USA and UK Board Member

The Times Group, India

Trishla Jain

USA and UK Board Member

Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, NIKE INC

Hilary Krane

USA and UK Board Member

Chairman of UKI Investments

Jacob Schimmel

USA and UK Board Member

Co Chair/ Board Member, The Moth

Deborah Dugan

USA Board Member

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

Edith Jibunoh

USA Board Member

Leader, Head of Spencer Stuart CEO practice

Jim Citrin

USA Board Member

Chairman of the Board of Condé Nast

Jonathan Newhouse

USA Board Member

General Partner at Canaan

Nina Kjellson

USA Board Member