Our all-woman partner team are thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and change agents with powerful track records building and executing winning strategies in business, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector.
Elissa Soden has more than 20 years experience growing mission-driven organizations. Her work spans varied industries and sectors including education, health care, and professional sports and includes companies and organizations such as the Girls Athletic Leadership Schools Inc., Teach For America, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Atlanta Falcons, Denver Nuggets, and Colorado Avalanche. She holds a B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she competed on the Division I Tennis Team and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Through her work with The New Search Collaborative, Elissa is proud to be a part of a movement that empowers and elevates an equitable perspective on leadership, impact and influence. LinkedIn>
Elizabeth A. Wolfson
Liz Wolfson is a recognized education entrepreneur and an organizational development specialist with senior level consultancy and management experience in the profit and nonprofit sectors in local, national, and international settings. The fourth child in a family of competitive athletes, she was reared on a backyard basketball court where she learned how to use both hands for lay-ups and to never let her brothers knock her down. Highlights of her professional work include designing and developing the first corporate plan for global internal communications for a world leader in telecommunications; representing a major international political leader; bringing the United Way to the Middle East and exciting projects ranging from homeless teens to high-tech start ups. In 2008 she launched the Girls Athletic Leadership Schools Inc., a game-changing educational model focused on positive gender identity and integrated movement. LinkedIn>
Kafi D. Blumenfield
Kafi Blumenfield is a social justice changemaker whose inclusive vision of the world allows her to build bridges and inspire transformative change. In her roles as the first Executive Director of Discovery Cube LA, President/CEO of the Liberty Hill Foundation, and Deputy Director of Neighbor to Neighbor, Kafi has mentored dozens of change agents from diverse backgrounds and collaborated with them to create systems and programs that expand opportunity and build more equitable communities. Kafi is a board member of Tides, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, Viewpoint School and the James Irvine Foundation as well as an advisory board member of River LA, Pomona College's Draper Center, Anti-Recidivism Coalition and Project X. Her work has been recognized by organizations such as LAANE, the National Women's Political Caucus LA Westside, National Council of Negro Women, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. LinkedIn>
Tuti B. Scott
Known as the “Chief Inspiration Officer” of the women’s funding movement, Tuti Scott has been a leader in social justice philanthropy, women’s rights, and women’s sports for more than three decades. Through her firm Changemaker Strategies, Tuti works with leaders to be more courageous and strategic in their giving and helps organizations navigate their next stage of growth. She advises teams on strategic planning, succession planning, fundraising, and leadership development, and has assisted founders such as Geena Davis, Noreen Farrell, Willy Foote, Serene Jones, and Jane Sloane, among others. She currently serves as chair of the Board of Tides and the Money and Power Fellow at the Women’s Funding Network. LinkedIn>