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For Immediate Release

March 22, 2021


Nonprofit HR Announces 2021 Nonprofit Women to Watch List

Ten Social Sector Women Named to Annual List for Significant Contributions to the Sector


WASHINGTON, D.C., March 22, 2021 — For several years during Women’s History Month, Nonprofit HR has proudly recognized women across North America who have made significant contributions to nonprofits, associations, foundations, social enterprises and the communities they serve. This year we called on our expanded community to help us identify and recognize outstanding women who accomplish the seemingly impossible against all odds.

More than 75 individuals responded to our call for nominations and we are pleased to publish the final 2021 Nonprofit Women to Watch list. The finalists listed below are 10 professional women who have exhibited extraordinary leadership, unwavering dedication and impactful achievements. Additional details on the finalists along with the list of runners-up may be seen here. 

Alicia C. Aebersold
Chief Communications Officer, American Psychological Association

Denyse Baboolal
Founder, Jayadevi Arts Inc.

Amy Beros
Managing Director, Strategic Capacity Development, Feeding America

Margaret “Peggy” Kim
Founder, Future Now Media Foundation

Dr. Janiece Mackey
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Young Aspiring Americans for Social and Political Activism

Ginger Miller
President & CEO, Women Veterans Interactive, Inc.

Gabriela Proaño, MS, RDN
Research Project Manager, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Shirley Anne Smith
Executive Director, Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation

Cameron Vigil
Rocky Mountain Engagement Manager, Young Invincibles

Diana Wilson
Founder, Yielding Accomplished African Women

A profile and more details for each finalist may be seen on the official announcement page. Winners from previous years can be viewed here: 2020, 2019, 2018

Press seeking interviews regarding the Women to Watch list may email Atokatha Ashmond Brew at abrew@nonprofithr.com.

Nonprofit HR, well known for its Knowledge and Insight Practice Area, produces dozens of publications each year. Additional Knowledge resources may be seen at nonprofithr.com/knowledge-insights.

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