Clare Winterton, Executive Director
Clare Winterton is the Executive Director of the International Museum of Women. She is a former Vice President of the Women’s Funding Network and has advised nonprofits including Craigslist Foundation, Urban Solutions, SF Works and TransFair USA. Clare served as the Head of Communications for Prince Charles’ charity for at-risk youth, The Prince’s Trust, where she headed a team of 13, working on media relations, corporate social responsibility and marketing. Clare combines a deep commitment to social justice and sustainability with personal passions for arts, culture and media, believing that media and the arts possess a unique ability to engage new audiences and catalyze social change. Clare holds an Master’s Degree in International Business Administration from Cambridge University and is former board chair of Young Women Social Entrepreneurs. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and her two-year old daughter, Pearl.
Catherine King, Vice President of Exhibitions and Programs
Catherine has dedicated twenty years to the development of exhibitions, programs and new media for non-profit, start-up and governmental organizations. Before joining the I.M.O.W. team in 2007, she served as Chief Curator for Exhibitions and Programs at the San Francisco Public Library. Prior to that Catherine led content development for Antenna Audio and Visible Interactive, where she produced handheld media for the Smithsonian Institution museums, LucasFilm, The Art Institute of Chicago and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, among others. She was on staff at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and has served as exhibitions consultant to SFMOMA and the Contemporary Jewish Museum. In addition to museum work, Catherine managed web content development for several of the first online education brands. She holds a degree in Art History from Smith College and studied at the Université de Paris (La Sorbonne) and Institut d'Études Politiques (Sciences-Po).
Krista Walton, Digital Communications and Editorial Manager
Krista joins IMOW with a variety of writing and editing experience, as well as a passion for global women's rights and gender equity. She has worked as the assistant editor for Preservation magazine in Washington, D.C., a general assignment reporter for The Maui News in Hawaii, and a freelance writer and editor. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, AARP Bulletin, Washington City Paper, and AlterNet.org. Krista grew up in Lahaina, Hawaii, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California with a BA in english and a minor in photography, and studied Art History and African Literature at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
Kavya Velagapudi, Development Director
Kavya Velagapudi brings five years of progressive experience in non-profit management and development to IMOW. Before joining the IMOW team, she served as the Western Region Director at Starlight Children's Foundation. Prior to this role, Kavya was the Community Development Manager at the Adams County Housing Authority and Executive Director at Low-Income Family Empowerment in Colorado. In addition to her role, Kavya supports grassroots organizations in rural India to promote education and alleviate poverty. Her dedication to social justice motivates her to pursue excellence and integrity in non-profit organizations. Kavya holds a BA in Psychology and Master's Degree in Social Welfare with a concentration in Administration and Advocacy Practice from University of Kansas.
Samina Ali, Curator, Muslim Women’s Art & Voices
Samina Ali has spent the past 15 years of her career as an artist and activist addressing myths and prejudices about Muslim women, both from outside and from within the Muslim community, in order to bring about gender reform. She cofounded the Muslim American feminist organization Daughters of Hajar and is the first Indian Muslim woman fiction writer to be published in America. Her critically acclaimed novel, Madras on Rainy Days, received both national and international awards. She contributed to the groundbreaking anthology, Living Islam Out Loud. Her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle and Child Magazine, among other publications. Samina has lectured at colleges throughout the United States, including Foothill Community College, Harvard University, and Yale University. Most recently, she was a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Nonfiction at St. Mary's College. Additionally, Samina worked with the U.S. State Department as an American Muslim ambassador in Europe, speaking to civic and political leaders, university students, and the general public in churches, mosques and synagogues. Samina has been named a "Muslim Leader of Tomorrow" by the American Society for Muslim Advancement and was included on the list of “100 Extraordinary Muslim Women: Past & Present” from the Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality & Equality. Her various roles as writer, activist, ambassador, community leader, lecturer, and feminist all share the same mission: to build better understanding between people in order to remind us all of our shared humanity.
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