what others say


“Philanthropy is not easy. Radha is the first person I call to advise me on strategy. If you don’t know her, you need to! She’ll change your life.”

- Ada Williams Prince, Office of Melinda Gates, Pivotal Ventures


“I have worked with a lot of competent people in my years of leading large high profile organizations, but Radha’s superb communication, analysis, commitment, and consistent delivery makes her stand out as one of the best advisors I have ever worked with. I am consistently impressed with Radha’s deep knowledge of global issues and powerful network of high profile people. Because of her engaging style, I seek Radha’s advice often.”

— Bookda Gheisar, Senior Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for the Port of Seattle (former Executive Director of the Mona Foundation and Social Justice Fund NW)


“Radha has a broad based, thoughtful and intentional understanding of the many layers in the social sector, from what it takes to manage nonprofit programs to advising the philanthropic sector. She understands the nuances and complexities of critical social challenges and brings a fresh perspective.”

— Neesha Modi, Senior Program Officer, The Kresge Foundation


“Radha has an impressive knowledge of the philanthropic sector, especially when it comes to human rights and the rule of law. She has been able to bring together diverse funders to collaborate—no easy task—and achieve more together than they can alone. She is an incredibly engaging speaker, whether talking to sophisticated government leaders or students learning information for the first time, and wherever she speaks, there is a long line of people eagerly waiting to talk with her.”

— Lara Iglitzen, Executive Director, Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Who I’ve Worked With

  • ARIADNE (European Funders Network)

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Clinton Foundation

  • Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (Tides Foundation)

  • Global Washington

  • She Matters Foundation

  • World Justice Project


Recognition for My Work:

  • American Express N-Gen Fellow (2017-2018) Awarded by the Independent Sector, supported by the American Express Foundation.
  • Jackson Foundation Leadership Fellow (2016-2017) Fellowship program of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.

  • United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Emerging Leader (2014) Awarded by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.

  • Global Women's Leadership Network: Top 20 Global Leaders for Justice (2010) Named one of 20 "Global Leaders for Justice" by "How Women Lead."

  • Telly Award (2008) Received a Telly Award for a short film on the importance of women's land rights, out of hundreds of entries.

  • World Affairs Council Fellow (2007) Named by the World Affairs Council

  • Finalist, Alcan Prize for Sustainability (2007) Awarded by the International Business Leaders Forum.

  • Dr. Dominic G. and Helen T. Parisi Public Service Award (2004)

Awards & Honors for Organizational Work:

  • Hilton Humanitarian Award, the largest humanitarian award in the world, Hilton Foundation
  • Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, Skoll Foundation
  • Featured Commitment, Clinton Global Initiative
  • Evergreen Award for Nonprofits, Executive Alliance
  • Razoo Top 100 Nonprofits, Razoo
  • World Citizen of the Year, World Affairs Council
  • Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership, Henry R. Kravis Institute in Leadership, Claremont McKenna College
  • World Bank Development Marketplace Award