Leila Hessini, Vice President, Programs
Leila Hessini serves as the Vice President of Programs at Global Fund for Women and oversees its strategic grantmaking, movement-strengthening, voice, and advocacy efforts. She is a global feminist leader and social justice advocate with over 20 years of organizing and grantmaking experience promoting an intersectional lens to advancing human rights, gender equality, and economic and reproductive justice in the United States and globally. Leila currently serves on Prospera’s Board of Directors and is Vice-Chair of the Center for Constitutional Rights board. She has previously served on the boards of: SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights, Global Fund for Women, Safe Abortion Access Fund and the Reproductive Health Technologies Project, Leila holds a MPH in public health and a MA in Middle Eastern and North African Studies, studied Islamic law in Morocco and pursued doctoral studies in sociology in France.