Season 2, Episode 5

Unleashing Potential

In the fifth episode of Giving Done Right season two, CEP’s Phil Buchanan and Grace Nicolette talk with Stephanie Hull, president and CEO of Girls Inc. Stephanie provides insight into what it’s like to lead a national nonprofit, the differences in her experiences with foundations versus individual donors, and what it takes to invest wisely in women and girls.

Guest Info:
Stephanie is president and CEO of Girls Inc., a national organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Girls Inc. delivers life-changing programs and experiences to more than 132,000 girls through a network of 80 local organizations across the U.S. and Canada, and also advocates for policy and culture change to strengthen opportunities for girls and improve the conditions in which all girls are growing up.

Stephanie has had a long career as a leader in education and as a women’s advocate. She previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (recently renamed The Institute for Citizens and Scholars). Before that, she was Head of the Brearley School, an all-girls school located in New York City. Stephanie was also a member of the faculty and administration at Mount Holyoke College and Dartmouth College.

She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and B.A. from Wellesley College.

Executive Producer: Sarah Martin
Audio engineer: Kevin O’Connell
Additional editing: Isabel Hibbard
Music: “FasterFasterBrighter” and “Kid Kodi” by Blue Dot Sessions
Artwork: Jay Kustka

Girls Inc.
New Attitudes, Old Practices: The Provision of Multiyear General Operating Support (CEP)
Foundations Respond to Crisis – report series (CEP)
Persevering Through Crisis: The State of Nonprofits (CEP)