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Who We Are

Our President

Anne Welsh McNulty has invested over $30 million in the last 10 years in elevating entrepreneurial leaders and nurturing promising students as co-founder and president of the McNulty Foundation. A trailblazer for women in finance, Anne was a managing director of Goldman Sachs and a senior executive of the Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Strategies Group.

Anne established the John P. McNulty Prize to recognize and support individuals successfully addressing barriers to health, education, and economic opportunity in their communities. She founded the McNulty Scholars programs at St. Joseph’s University and Hunter College, which propel young women to lead in STEM fields. She established the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership at Villanova University and the McNulty Leadership Program at Wharton.

Anne serves on the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Institute and the American Academy of Rome, and the Board of Overseers at the Wharton School. She is a former Trustee of Villanova University and a member of the Advisory Council for Harvard Kennedy School's Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government and Ashesi University. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Child Mind Institute in New York, a Trustee of the Naples Winter Wine Festival benefiting children's charities in Collier County, Florida, and Founding Steward of B Lab Global.

Anne earned her MBA from the Wharton School, and was valedictorian of her graduating class at Villanova, where she also holds an honorary doctorate. She has been an Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow at Harvard, and a Distinguished Careers Institute fellow at Stanford.

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Meet Our Jurors

A distinguished international jury, including Secretary Madeleine Albright, Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, international statesman Olara Otunnu and development expert Brizio Biondi-Morra, select the winner. Previous juries have included Mary Robinson, Bill Gates, Sr., and Sir Richard Branson.

The jury


William Mayer
Founder of Park Avenue Equity Partners, a private equity firm focusing on mid-market companies, and previously the President and CEO of First Boston Corporation (now Credit Suisse).
Margot Pritzker
President and Founder of WomenOnCall, and Chair of the University of Chicago Urban Labs Advisory Council. She is a Trustee of the Aspen Institute and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Jordan Kassalow
Founder of VisionSpring, co-Founder of EYElliance and Founder of the Global Health Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Inaugural Winner of the McNulty Prize.
Paula Pretlow
Former Senior Vice President at the Capital Group, and on the board of trustees of Northwestern University and the board of directors of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.
Michael Klein
Chair of the CoStar Group, Inc, and the Shakespeare Theater Company. Founder of the Artistic Leadership Fund and the Sunlight Foundation, and Director of the American Himalayan Foundation.
Robert K. Steel
CEO of Perella Weinberg Partners. Formerly Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs, CEO of Wachovia, Treasury Under Secretary, Deputy Mayor of New York City, and Chair of the Aspen Institute.

Board & Staff

Aprile Age
Executive Director
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Johnny McNulty
Board Member & Director of Content
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Brynne McNulty
Board Member & Director of Strategic Engagement
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Kevin McNulty
Board Member
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Nina Sawhney
Program Director
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Elaine Ferrara
Coordinator & Assistant to the President
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Abiola Makinwa
Program Assistant
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