Michelynn “Miki” Woodard President & CEO
Michelynn “Miki” Woodard serves as President and CEO of Texas Women’s Foundation. A 25-year business and social-impact veteran, she is a respected national voice who has dedicated her career to championing equity, cultural diversity and social justice.
As the leader of one of the largest women’s funds in the world, Miki works alongside a talented group of multicultural and multigenerational leaders to drive Texas Women’s Foundation’s enduring focus on its mission – to raise funds for statewide research, advocacy and grantmaking to unlock economic and leadership opportunities for Texas women and girls.
Miki brings to her role at Texas Women’s Foundation a long history of working across industries and geographies leading multimillion-dollar equity, cultural diversity and social justice impact investments, philanthropic programs and advocacy initiatives.
A passionate philanthropist and volunteer, Miki is the immediate past board chair of Community Coalition, founded by Congresswoman Karen Bass in 1990. She is also a board member for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, a founding board member of The Papa John’s Foundation, and sits on the California Advisory Board for The Trust for Public Land.
A highly sought-after public speaker, Miki frequently lends her voice to social impact dialogues spanning a multitude of media platforms from podcasts to national television programs. Miki is a fourth-generation graduate of Hampton University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
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