Meet our  

Advisory Board 


Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman

Co-Founder, The Sadie Collective

The Advisory Board is a

braintrust of leaders across economics, finance, data science, policy, and media that will guide

the next phase of

The Sadie Collective

Vice Chairwoman 

Dr. Kristen Broady

Policy Director and Fellow,

Brookings Institution

I believe in and support the Sadie Collective’s mission of empowering and equipping Black women in quantitative sciences and addressing the pipeline and pathway problem, particularly in the field of economics.

- Dr. Kristen Broady, 2021-2022 Advisory Board Chair


The Sadie Collective Advisory Board is a body of diverse experts across academia, policy, finance and media, committed to centering Black women in quantitative sciences, specifically economics, finance, data science, and public policy through strategic planning.

Advisory Board Members

Fanta Traore

Co-founder and CEO of

The Sadie Collective

Quentin Johnson

Director of Diversity and Inclusion Programs, Becker Friedman Institute at University of Chicago 

Simone Gbolo

Executive Director, The Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship (PPIA) Program

Jessica Fulton

Vice President, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Sarah Rosen Wartell

President, The Urban Institute

David Wessel

Director and Senior Fellow, Hutchins Center at Brookings Institution

Derek Kaufman

Former Head of Global Fixed Income, Citadel Asset Management

Lea Goldman

Founder, Nineteen Twenty Media