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Women's Initiative Team


Natalie Gonnella-Platts
Natalie Gonnella-Platts Deputy Director, Women's Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Farhat Popal
Farhat Popal Manager George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Christopher Walsh
Christopher Walsh Manager George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Shannon Bradford
Shannon Bradford Associate, Global Initiatives George W. Bush Institute Full Bio


Amanda Schnetzer
Amanda Schnetzer Fellow, Global Initiatives George W. Bush Institute Full Bio

Women's Initiative Advisory Council

Paula Dobriansky, Chair
Former Undersecretary of State, Democracy and Global Affairs

Barbara Barrett
Former U.S. Ambassador to Finland;
Owner, Triple Creek Ranch

Jean Case
CEO, Case Foundation;
Chairman, National Geographic Society

Connie Duckworth
Founder, ARZU

Linda Eads
Associate Professor of Law, SMU

Kate Friedrich
Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Thomson Reuters

Kathy Hubbard
Cofounder, Bridges of Understanding Foundation

Karen Hughes
Worldwide Vice Chair, Burson-Marsteller

Anita McBride
Executive-in-Residence, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies,  
School of Public Affairs, American University

Mary Jo Myers
Founding Member and President Emeritus, Aschiana Foundation

Meghan O’Sullivan
Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs; 
Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project, Harvard University’s Kennedy School

Judy Van Rest
Executive Vice President, International Republican Institute

Peggy Vaughan
Member of the Board of Directors, MoneyGram International

Charity Wallace
Founder, Wallace Global Impact

Contact Us

Contact the Women's Initiative team: womensinitiative@bushcenter.org.

Media inquiries: Brittney Bain, media@bushcenter.org