Manisha Mehta

Program Director, The Women's Rights & Reproductive Rights Programs at Wellspring Philanthropic Fund (WPF)

Manisha Mehta is the Program Director for the Women Rights Program at Wellspring Philanthropic Fund. In her current role, she oversees programming focused on advancing gender justice, including supporting feminist movements and funding efforts to end gender-based violence and advance reproductive equity and economic justice. She has over 20 years of senior leadership experience in the social justice field, especially in gender justice. Before joining Wellspring in September 2009, Manisha was the Gender Team Leader at EngenderHealth, an international reproductive health organization. She has also consulted for the Open Society Institute, and was an Associate Professor at the New School for Social Research for several years. A native of Kenya, Manisha has a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Texas and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University.