Rachel O’Leary Carmonashe/her
For more than a decade, Women’s March Executive Director Rachel O’Leary Carmona has helped to inspire, equip, and mobilize people to shape the actions and policies that affect their communities.
Rachel established herself as a recognized expert in building transformational online and offline communities and networks. She previously worked with Amnesty International USA, Women for Women International, Girl Scouts of the USA, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Wisconsin Public Television, and with the Mayors’ offices in Memphis, Tennessee, and Somerville, Massachusetts. Before accepting the Executive Director role at Women’s March, Rachel spent nearly three years serving as the Chief Operating Officer.
Rachel earned her Associate’s degree from Madison Area Technical College. She went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in African American Studies from the University of Wisconsin and her Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she focused on leadership development and non-profit management.