Michele Ozumba is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s Funding Network. Michele brings a field-tested, grassroots perspective to the global leadership of Women’s Funding Network. Previously, she led the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, one of the largest statewide nonprofits in the country working to reduce teenage pregnancy. At the beginning of her tenure, Georgia had the highest teen birth rate. Under her leadership, G-CAPP’s work contributed to the state achieving a 30 percent reduction a decade later.
Earlier in her career, Michele was a lecturer in Urban Planning at the University of Nigeria and a co-investigator in the first national study on child abuse in Nigeria, which led to the creation of regional reporting centers funded by the Ford Foundation. She has served on the board of directors of the Atlanta Women’s Foundation, the national Healthy Teen Network, and the National Advisory Council on Sexual Health, chaired by Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General.
Michele has been featured in interviews with the New York Times, CNN, NPR, USA Today as well as local news media.
With these on-the-ground experiences as a guide, Michele is dedicated to social change that honors, reflects, and sparks the great potential of women, girls, and their communities.