K. Sujata • Principal
Sujata brings over 20 years of nonprofit experience to enhance the impact of philanthropy – foundations, donors and social change organizations. She has managed nonprofit organizations, led a community foundation, and advised others in strategic planning, grantmaking, evaluation and research.
She is a methodical, purposeful and strategic leader who works quickly to assess the needs of an organization, build trusting relationships with staff and board and develops and implements strategies that will position the organization to achieve its mission.
Most recently, Sujata served as President and CEO of Chicago Foundation for Women from 2011-2019, a grantmaking organization focused on basic rights and equal opportunities for women and girls in the greater Chicago area. She worked closely with the board to advance racial and gender equity both internally and externally and led the foundation through double digit growth.
Sujata has also served at the Eleanor Foundation, as Executive Director of Apna Ghar, Director of Chicago Continuum of Care (now All Chicago), and Director of Planning and Development at Interfaith Housing Development Corporation.
Sujata received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University and an MBA from IIT, and studied engineering in her native India.
She currently serves on the Board of Asian Pacific Institute on Gender. She has previously served as the Chair of the Women’s Funding Network and the Asset Funders Network, as well as on the boards of several nonprofits.