• Leslie Sacks

    Board Chair In Memoriam

    It was the vision of Leslie J. Sacks, the founder and seed funder of Women's Voices Now, that sparked our first project, Women's Voices from the Muslim World: A Short-Film Festival. Leslie was a Los Angeles-based art dealer and an active fundraiser and promoter of charitable organizations and causes, in particular those areas promoting moderate Islam, including the advancement of women’s rights.

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  • Gina Brourman-Sacks

    Successor Board Chair

    Gina was born and raised in South Korea where she attended the prestigious Yewon School of Arts in Seoul. At the age of 15, she and her family emigrated to the United States. After winning a piano competition, Gina won a full scholarship to the University of Illinois, where she earned a degree in Classical Music with a minor in Business. She has worked as a medical administrator/manager, oversees the management of two successful art galleries in West Los Angeles, and is a co-founder of the ALS Research Fund.

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  • Qanta Ahmed

    MD - Director

    Qanta Ahmed is the author of In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor’s Journey in the Saudi Kingdom(SourceBooks, Inc., 2008). She is a board-certified sleep disorders specialist at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York (Stony Brook). Dr. Ahmed is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, and fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

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  • Caron Bielski

    Director

    Born in South Africa and living in Israel since 1980, Caron Bielski is the CEO and founder of BSP Funds, a research and investment company specializing in the construction of hedge fund portfolios and funds. Caron is the board chair for Beit Issie Shapiro, an international non-profit organization that provides cutting-edge services to improve quality of life for people with disabilities, and to effect social change by breaking down the barriers preventing people with disabilities from full societal integration - assuring them the rights and opportunities for maximum growth and development. 

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  • Ehab Al Shihabi

    Director

    Ehab Al Shihabi is Senior Fellow in the Edward R. Murrow Center at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. With more than 20 years of experience in international strategic consultant and media outlets, he works with senior executives of major companies to develop and implement their strategic plans and tonhelp companies expand in major markets, including Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas. 

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