K. Sujata, CEO of the Chicago Foundation for Women, will be taking part in a panel discussion at the 2nd Act Players’ #MeToo Play Festival on May 20, the first Sunday of the two-weekend festival.
“We hope to have discussions with audiences and invited guests after each of our shows during the festival so that the plays we present can be the start of broader discussions on the #MeToo-related issues they raise,” says John N. Frank, 2nd Act Players’ founder and artistic director. “We hope our playwrights and others will take part in these discussions as well. We’ve already reached out to several other women’s groups about joining the discussions.”
The foundation’s biography of Sujata states that she “is a strong advocate for women and girls with broad experience in Chicago’s philanthropic, business and nonprofit communities.”
She has served as president and CEO of Chicago Foundation for Women since 2011. “Sujata led the foundation through double-digit growth, managing a strategic alliance with the former Eleanor Foundation in 2012,” her biography states.
“Sujata has worked at several notable nonprofit agencies in Chicago: Eleanor Foundation, Apna Ghar, Chicago Continuum of Care, among others.
Prior to joining the nonprofit sector, Sujata worked in the manufacturing industry.
“She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University, and an MBA from IIT.
“Sujata currently serves as board chair of the Women’s Funding Network and is also a member of the Civic Consulting Alliance.
“Her blog can be found at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/k-sujata/. Follow her on twitter @k_sujata.”
The foundation is a community-based funder investing in work that supports basic rights and equal opportunities for women and girls. Since 1985, it has made more than 3,800 investments totaling more than$31 million.