Meet our 

Board of Directors

Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman

Board ​Chair and Co-Founder, The Sadie Collective


Fanta Traore

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, The Sadie Collective

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Simone Gbolo

Executive Director, Public Policy and International Affairs

Kristen Broady

Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Dr. Marionette Holmes

Chair of Spelman’s Economics Department and Associate Professor 


George-Ann Ryan

Treasurer and former Chief Financial Officer, The Sadie Collective

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is a

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

the next phase of The Sadie Collective


The Sadie Collective Advisory Council 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 Council Members

Sarah Rosen Wartell

President, The Urban Institute


Quentin Johnson

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

Jessica Fulton

Vice President, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

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