Melanie Brown

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Melanie brings over a decade of experience in US philanthropy, and is currently an Atlantic Fellow in Social and Economic Equity at the London School of Economics, where her current project focuses on the contributions of Black women working in, and leading, philanthropic foundations and movements. Melanie has written and spoken extensively about the importance of centering racial and gender justice in grantmaking strategies. She is on the Board of Women’s Funding Network, having served on the Boards of the YWCA Center for Race and Gender Equity, Women of Color for Reproductive Justice and Funders’ Collaborative for Youth Organizing In New York City.

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