WORLD is governed by an international Board of Directors that meets
annually. Decisions between board meetings are taken by email, and
a New York office does fund raising and international coordination.
Current board members of Women's WORLD are:
Ata Aidoo: (Ghana) Distinguished novelist, essayist, dramatist,
and poet; former Minister of Education of Ghana; winner of the 1993
Commonwealth Prize for African Literature; founder of Mbaasem, a
women writers' retreat in Accra.
Azhgikhina: (Russia) Journalist, writer, and organizer,
co-founder of the Association of Russian Women Journalists; founding
editor of the Women's Page of the Moscow Independent, and
co-editor of the bilingual Women's Studies journal, We/Myi: The
Giddings: (US) Editor, journalist, and essayist; author
of a definitive history of African-American women's organizations;
professor of African-American studies at Smith College; active in
the National Organization of 100 Black Women, the Author's Guild,
and PEN American Center.
Gorodischer: (Argentina) Author of twelve books; particularly
noted for her science fiction; organizer of two international conferences
of women writers in Rosario; founder of RELATAR, an Argentinian
network of women writers; member of board of the Ministry of Culture.
Booth Glen: (US) Lawyer specializing in constitutional law,
international law, and women's law; a family court judge for many
years in the state of New York; currently Dean of the City University
of New York School of Law; active member of the Lawyers Guild.
Menon: (India) Author, editor, and co-founder and co-publisher
of Kali for Women, the oldest feminist press in Asia; researcher
on women and ethnic conflicts in South Asia; initiator of the ten
language Women and Censorship project in India.
Githae Mugo: (Kenya/Zimbabwe/US) Distinguished poet and
the first woman to become dean at a Kenyan university; forced into
exile in 1982 because of her human rights work;currently professor
of African-American Studies at Syracuse University; and until recently
chairperson of the board of directors of SARIPS, the Southern African
Regional Institute for Policy Studies in Harare.
Paley: (US) Distinguished short story writer, poet, and
essayist; winner of many literary prizes; active in the women's,
antiwar, and anti-nuclear movements; member of the board of PEN
American Center and the War Resisters League; co-founder of Glad
Day Press in Vermont.
Passerini: (Italy) Scholar and oral historian; author of
books on Italian fascism and a memoir of the generation of 1968;
Professor of History at the University of Turin and Professor of
20th Century History at the European University Institute in Florence.
(Alternate with Annamaria Talgliavini)
Ross Frankson: (Jamaica)
Information specialist in women, gender, and development, currently
Communications Director at WEDO; consultant to the UNDP and DAWN;
previously an editor at Ms magazine; Beijing Conference communications
co-ordinator for the International Women's Tribune Center.
Sala: (Peru) Short story writer, editor, and media activist;
founding director of RELAT, a network of Latin American women writers;
former Chair of the Board and Director of Flora Tristan, a women's
advocacy organization in Lima; Director
of the Latin American Press Agency
Tagliavini: (Italy) Founding member of the Centro di Documentazione
delle Donne, a feminist organization in Bologna with programs to
assist women's organizations in troubled regions, an Internet Café,
and a training school; Director of its documentation center and
library. (Alternate with Luisa Passerini)
Tax: (US) Historian, historical novelist, and essayist;
human rights and feminist activist since 1968; founding chair
of the International PEN Women Writers Committee; and founding President
of Women's WORLD.
Current officers are: Chair of the Board:
Mariella Sala; President: Meredith Tax; Vice-Chair: Nadia Azhgikhina;
Secretary: Joan Ross Frankson; and Treasurer: Paula Giddings.