Monique Mehta

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Monique Mehta "joined the Third Wave Foundation as Executive Director in January 2005.

"Under her leadership, the organization has clarified its mission and program priorities, expanded its staff, launched two new leadership development programs, and expanded its reproductive justice program. She currently serves on the boards of the Funders Collaborative on Youth Organizing, Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health & Rights, and Resource Generation.

"Prior to Third Wave, Monique was the first-ever Development Director for Sakhi for South Asian Women through the New Voices Fellowship program. Check out their April Spotlight on Monique!

"While in law school, Monique worked with Andolan: Organizing Low-Wage Immigrant Workers, Sanctuary for Families, UNIFEM, and the Immirgrant Defense Project (NY State Defender’s Office). She has mainly focused on grassroots work around immigrant issues, violence against women, human trafficking, and organizing low-wage workers.

"Monique received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and B.A. from Colgate University. In 2007, she received the National Women’s History Project “Generations of Women Moving History Forward” award." [1]

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  1. Monique Mehta, Third Wave Foundation, accessed August 20, 2007.