Board of Directors

Elizabeth (Libby) Thompson-King, President

Elizabeth (Libby) Thompson-King is a Captain for American Airlines. With an education and career in male dominated fields, Thompson-King is a passionate supporter of empowering women globally through education, equal pay, and equal work rights.

Lalita Janke, Secretary/Treasurer

Lalita immigrated from India, and is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. Her 32-year career was focused in financial planning and healthcare. She is instrumental in opening the first shelters for the homeless and addicted in her community. Her passion is to encourage full and equal participation of women in all fields as it makes societies, economies, and the environment better.

Prit Kaur

Dr. Prit Kaur is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Auburn University Montgomery, Alabama, USA. She has obtained her post-doctorate from California State University, Sacramento, California, USA, and PhD in Sociology of Law from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. Her research interests include Cybercrime and Cyber Victimization, Policing and Women Police, and Global Populations.

Fazeela Rashid

Fazeela is a Partner at Revolution Growth with over 20 years of finance and investing experience. She was previously Managing Director at Temasek International, a global investment firm. She has significant board experience and expertise in operations, strategy and corporate governance. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Chemical Engineering with a Minor in Economics from Cornell University. She sits on the Advisory Council of Cornell University's School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. She is originally from Singapore. 

Past Presidents

2019-2021 Terry Brackett
2015-2019 Lalita Janke
2011-2015 Maggie Forster Schmitz
2007-2011 Carol Poteat Buchanan+
1999-2007 Sheryl Swed
1991-1999 Hope Miller+
1988-1991 Virginia Allen+
1983-1987 Patricia Hutar+
+In Memoriam