Join Our Board of Directors!

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Board of Directors Recruitment Timeline

  • 3/25: Board of Directors Application Opens
  • 4/10: Open House – Board of Directors Info Session with 1DF Founder & CEO Christie Garton (register here)
  • 4/30: Board of Directors Application Closes
  • 5/20: Selected Applicants Notified of Membership Invitation
  • 6/01: All Applicants Notified of Status

Board Member Job Description

Responsible to:

3 years and may be re-elected for 3 successive terms.

Determine the planning and policy decisions, assure adequate resources, monitor and sanction activities.

Annual Board “Give or Get”:

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Familiarize yourself with 1,000 Dreams Fund’s mission, programs, and core values locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Making one or more high-quality introductions to an individual or company, annually, that in some way supports 1,000 Dreams Fund’s mission.
  • Serve as an active board member by attending 2 board meetings and TDB committee meetings a year.
  • Become informed in advance of agenda items for all board, committee and task force meetings.
  • Ask discerning questions, constructively participate in deliberations, and vote according to your convictions.
  • Assume leadership of board groups and events as requested (such as committee, task force, or special project chairs).
  • Assume a major responsibility on at least one committee or task force.
  • Work on committees/task forces where your interests, background and experience would be of value to assist 1,000 Dreams Fund in achieving its goals.
  • Contribute to the annual fundraising campaign at a level commensurate with your ability.
  • Assume an active role in the annual fundraising campaign by providing leadership as well as soliciting donations to accomplish 1,000 Dreams Fund’s mission.
  • Employ, monitor and evaluate the CEO in conjunction with other board members.
  • Ensure the budget, policies, and program efforts are consistent with 1,000 Dreams Fund’s mission, goals and objectives.
  • Serve as an educated ambassador of 1,000 Dreams Fund in general and our association in particular.

Personal Attributes:

  • Exemplify the core values of 1,000 Dreams Fund and be a respected citizen by colleagues and the community.
  • Commitment to 1,000 Dreams Fund’s mission and impact.
  • Breadth of understanding and respect of the viewpoint of others.
  • Willing to state one’s convictions and equally willing to accept the majority decision when in conflict with one’s own stand.
  • Interest in the objectives and programs of the organization.
  • Deal openly and directly with the CEO and other board members when pleased or displeased.

Intended End Result:

  • Board of Directors is a recognized and highly regarded volunteer leadership opportunity in the community.
  • Board of Directors performs as a team.
  • Board of Directors individual meeting attendance is 90% or greater.
  • 1,000 Dreams Fund’s image and impact is enhanced.
  • 100% of the board participates in and contributes to the annual fundraising campaign.
  • The resources of 1,000 Dreams Fund expands in an effort to more effectively serve talented young women in need as a whole.


For any questions, please contact us at development@1000dreamsfund.org


Not sure Board Membership is the right fit for you? Consider Joining Our Leadership Council

1,000 Dreams Fund’s Leadership Council supports the mission of the organization by
providing an expanded professional network for our young women, professional and personal
connections for the organization, and financial resources to help our girls achieve their dreams.

Learn more here (coming soon).


Meet Our Current Board of Directors

Lauren Bell

Global Change Management & Business Transformation Executive, Financial Services

Jaclyn Berryman

Co-Creator, Wyrd Witch

Arthi Chandran

Divisional Vice President - Health Economics & Reimbursement, Abbott Medical Devices

Lisa Cratty

Senior Vice President, Head - Core Lab Solutions R&D Engineering, Siemens Healthineers

Holly Danko

Chief Operating Officer and Chief People Officer, Aurora Peak Capital

Shobhit Kapoor

Global Vice President, Business and Brand Strategy, HARMAN International

Mimi Li

Vice President of Data, HackerOne

Taylor Martin

Private Equity Investor, Fairview Capital Partners

Jing Nealis

Chief Financial Officer, SES AI Corporation (NYSE: SES)

Adaora Ogbue

Founder & Principal, Venture Catalyst, LLC

Shriya Paliwal

Vice President, Goldman Sachs

Philip Perkins

Financial Executive

Angela Santiago

Marketing Transformation Senior Manager, Accenture

Dr. Amitabh Sharma

Chief Executive Officer, STEM Academy of USA

Sophia Teixeira

Director, LOOP

Jessica Wong

Founder, RENLY – ex-TikTok Global Marketing