KATHY BONK

VICE CHAIR
Executive Director, 
Communications Consortium Media Center

Kathy Bonk co-founded CCMC, the Communications Consortium Media Center, in 1988 with its mission to use communications strategies for policy change. Over the past 35 years, Kathy has been at the forefront of dozens of issue campaigns with various coalitions that marked a sea change in domestic and global policies affecting women and girls including the UN World Conferences on Women from 1975 in Mexico City to the 1995 in Beijing and beyond; on international family planning and the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo and on human rights at the Human Rights Conference in Vienna where the term women's rights are human rights was first coined. Among other projects, she is currently working with the Ford Foundation, the African Union and several other donors on campaigns to end forced, early and child marriage and the Women. Peace and Development Initiative of the Compton Foundation.

In addition to serving as vice-chair of the board for the Kakenya Center for Excellence, she serves on the board of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, as an advisor to Ms. Magazine, the National Women's Hall of Fame, Pathfinder and the Trojan Sexual Health Advisory Committee. She regularly facilitates communications workshops at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute.