2018 WTF Awards Judges

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President and CEO

Website URL: https://www.cfw.org/
Biography:

K. Sujata is a strong advocate for women and girls with broad experience in Chicago’s philanthropic, business and nonprofit communities. She has served as President and CEO of Chicago Foundation for Women since 2011, a grantmaking organization focused on basic rights and equal opportunities for women and girls in the greater Chicago area. Sujata led the foundation through double digit growth, managing a strategic alliance with the former Eleanor Foundation in 2012.

Sujata has worked at several notable nonprofit agencies in Chicago:
Eleanor Foundation, Apna Ghar, Chicago Continuum of Care, among others.

Prior to joining the nonprofit sector, Sujata worked in the manufacturing industry. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University, and an MBA from IIT.

Sujata currently serves as Board Chair of the Women’s Funding Network and is also a member of the Civic Consulting Alliance.

Her blog can be found at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/k-sujata/.

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President/CEO

Website URL: http://www.cfw.org
Biography:

Sujata has been President and CEO of Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW), the leading grantmaking organization focused on basic rights and equal opportunities for women and girls in the greater Chicago area, since 2011. Under her leadership, the foundation has experienced double-digit growth in the funding of nonprofit organizations in Chicago. Sujata led the foundation through double digit growth, managing a strategic alliance with the former Eleanor Foundation in 2012.

Sujata has worked at several notable nonprofit agencies in Chicago: director of programs for the Eleanor Foundation, executive director of Apna Ghar, director of Chicago Continuum of Care (now Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness), and director of planning and development at Interfaith Housing Development Corporation. Before joining the nonprofit sector, Sujata trained as a scientist at Northwestern University, received an MBA from IIT, and studied engineering in her native India.

Sujata is the Chair of the Board of the Women’s Funding Network, an international network of women’s funds. She also serves on the board of the Civic Consulting Alliance. She is a founding director of the South Asian American Policy and Research Institute.

Follow her on twitter @k_sujata

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