Rising Up

Stephanie Hellman

Fairfax, CA

Lifelong advocate for gender equality and progressive causes

Why did you join the Rise Up Leadership Council?

I believe advancing gender equality is the most important global and social change initiative of our time. I am so inspired by the work of Rise Up and its grantees. I recently redirected my career path to support this social cause.

What is your favorite way to contribute to the Leadership Council?

As a former financial services exec I intend to apply my skills and experience in a meaningful way, including helping Rise Up grow its corporate partnership initiatives.

What has been your favorite Leadership Council experience?

I am quite new to the Leadership Council, but was so impressed with the 2018 Rise Up Breakfast. It was one of the best events of its kind I have ever attended. Everyone on the Leadership Council has been warm and welcoming, which I very much appreciate.

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