Dr. Monique Morris, an award-winning author, educator and activist, holds three decades of experience in the areas of education, civil rights, juvenile and social justice and has been a lifelong advocate for improving the educational and socioeconomic conditions for girls and women of color. In 2020, she was named as the first executive director of Grantmakers for Girls of Color, a leading philanthropic organization dedicated to cultivating investments in support of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian and Pacific American girls in the United States by mobilizing philanthropic resources. Through these efforts, Dr. Morris is reshaping the philanthropic landscape to prioritize building power and capacity-building among girls and young women.