Plan International USA announces three new board members

November 7, 2022
November 7, 2022

Plan International USA announces three new board members

New members will deepen the board’s advocacy and fundraising for girls’ rights


WASHINGTON, DC, November 7, 2022 — Plan International USA announces the appointment of three new board members who will each help support the nonprofits work to fight gender inequality for girls both in the U.S. and around the world.


“I am thrilled to expand our board with three new members, each bringing a diversity of experiences and expertise,” said Mustafa Kudrati, President and CEO of Plan International USA. “As we strive to reach our $200 million fundraising campaign goal, which will create lasting change with and for girls, each new member will play an important role in reaching new communities of supporters.”


The new board members are Alen Amini, a management consultant at Boston Consulting Group; Emanuela Cebert, senior director of global development at MGM Resorts International; and Michele Lederberg, executive vice president, chief legal and administrative officer at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. Each will serve a three-year term, starting this fall.


“Simply put, because Plan USA is an organization that has a material impact on lives, in particular, on lives of girls around the world,” said Lederberg on why she was excited to join Plan USA’s board. “I want to participate with organizations where I can bring the skills and experience I have developed over my career and facilitate a board’s work in guiding an organization to accomplish its mission and goals.”


“My passion for girls' rights comes from knowing that girls truly embody the spirit of giving and growing,” said Cebert. “Plan listens to the authentic voices of young women and creates pathways that empowers them to grow and evolve within their communities. It is an honor to utilize my advocacy background to serve an organization that is a vehicle for transformational change that will reverberate for generations to come.”


“Having worked in education in the U.S. and abroad, I recognize that regrettably, too many girls are not afforded equitable access to opportunities,” said Amini. “I have admired Plan International USA's important work for quite some time, and I am excited to contribute to the tremendous work the board and the organization have been doing.”


To learn about Plan USA’s board and leadership, visit our website.



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About Plan International USA

Powered by supporters, Plan International USA partners with adolescent girls, young women and children around the world to overcome oppression and gender inequality, providing the support and resources that are unique to their needs and the needs of their communities, ensuring they achieve their full potential with dignity, opportunity and safety. Founded in 1937, Plan is an independent development and humanitarian organization that is active in more than 80 countries.


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