Board of Directors

  • Colette De Troy, Co-Chair
  • Susan Smalley, PhD, Co-Chair
  • Susana Chiarotti, Vice Chair
  • Heisoo Shin, Vice Chair
  • Elizabeth Evatt, Treasurer
  • Maha Abu-Dayyeh, Secretary
  • Lisa Alter
  • Tracy Lovatt
  • Gloria Steinem
  • Genoveva Tisheva
  • Sidiga Abdelrahim Washi
  • Helen Zia
  • Yasmeen Hassan, ex-officio

UK Trustees

  • Colette De Troy
  • Susan Smalley, PhD
  • Susana Chiarotti
  • Heisoo Shin
  • Elizabeth Evatt
  • Maha Abu-Dayyeh
  • Lisa Alter
  • Meaza Ashenafi
  • Tracy Lovatt
  • Gloria Steinem
  • Genoveva Tisheva
  • Sidiga Abdelrahim Washi
  • Helen Zia

Honorary President

  • Jessica Neuwirth

Advisory Board

  • Deborah Taylor Ashford
  • Elizabeth Odio Benito
  • Helen Bernstein
  • Sarah Brokaw
  • Winnie Byanyima
  • Edwidge Danticat
  • Amanda Fox
  • Lela Goren
  • Chandra Jessee
  • Sarah Jones
  • Christine Lahti
  • Ann MacDougall
  • Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge
  • Robin Morgan
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Irene Kubota Neves
  • Lynn Nottage
  • Sapana Pradhan-Malla
  • Paula Reiser
  • Ellen Rosenthal
  • Joan Ruddock
  • Bonnie Schaefer
  • Marla Schaefer
  • Diala Shamas
  • Lily Sobhani
  • Erin Stein
  • Meryl Streep
  • Rose Styron
  • Joss Whedon
  • Timothy Wilkins
  • Liz Young

Adolescent Girls’ Legal Defense Fund Advisory Board

  • Judith Bruce, Chair
  • Lisa Alter
  • Laura Barnett
  • Dale Buscher
  • Elizabeth Evatt
  • Jane Fonda
  • Marianne Gimon
  • Ann Graham
  • Steve Hammond
  • Judge Claire L’Heureux Dubé
  • Carolyn Makinson
Excellence in the Field
Credit Jenny Warburg
Gloria Steinem,
Board Member/UK Trustee, 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Honoree
“What’s important about Equality Now is that it has women on its board from every continent, so this organization understands what to do from the grassroots up. It’s very, very effective. For 20 years, whenever I do international work, I’ve always done it through Equality Now.”
- Gloria Steinem