Meet our 

Board of Directors

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Dr. Kristen Broady

Board ​Chair, 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


George-Ann Ryan

Treasurer and former Chief Financial Officer, The Sadie Collective


Dr. Marionette Holmes

Chair of Spelman’s Economics Department and Associate Professor 

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Dr. Aisha G. Meeks

Associate Professor of Accounting at Morehouse College


Dr. Sandile Hlatshwayo

Economist in the Macro-Risk Unit at the International Monetary Fund

Advisory Council


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 that will guide the next phase of The Sadie Collective.

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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

Kayla Jones

Senior Research Assistant , Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Kadija Yilla

Business Analyst,

McKinsey &Co

Funke Aderonmu

Program Specialist, USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security


Elizabeth Asiedu

Professor, Department of Economics, University of Kansas


Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.

Professor, Department of Economics, University of Kansas