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Girls Inc. Announces Appointment of Stephanie J. Hull as New National President and CEO


Girls Inc. announced the appointment of Stephanie J. Hull as President & CEO of the Girls Inc. national organization, effective May 15, 2019. The national nonprofit and its affiliates provide programming to more than 156,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada, and advocate for policy and culture change to improve the conditions in which all girls are growing up.

Hull has a long career as a leader in education and as a women’s advocate. She comes to Girls Inc. directly from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, where she has been Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since 2012. Prior, Hull was Head of School for The Brearley School, all-girls school located in New York City. She also held various leadership and management positions at Mount Holyoke and Dartmouth Colleges.

“Stephanie is a brilliant leader, passionate about our mission, and an experienced people and financial manager who knows how to create change through influence,” said Judy Vredenburgh, National President & CEO of Girls Inc. “Her background, talent and skill will be a tremendous asset to the network, as Girls Inc. positions itself to grow the number of girls served with measurable impact and be the leading advocate for the rights and opportunities of all girls.”

Hull commented, “I am delighted and honored to be working with an organization whose mission is so resonant with my own deepest values, and one that has such a strong sense of direction. Judy and the current leadership have positioned Girls Inc. extraordinarily well, and I look forward to guiding the next phases of its growth.”

At the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, Hull was responsible for highly effective management of staff, finances, fund development, communications, fellowships and programs that support women’s studies and educator training, amongst other causes. She has a strong track record in working collaboratively with a network of partners. At Brearley, among other accomplishments, Hull led and completed the School’s largest capital campaign to date ($75M), which celebrated the School’s 125th anniversary and drew the highest alumnae support in the School’s history.

Hull has lent her expertise and talents to a number of mission-driven organizations over the years. In particular, she has been a board member of the Professional Children’s School; Code Nation, which equips students in under-resourced high schools with the skills needed for careers in technology; and Humanity in Action, an international nonprofit organization that educates and connects young people who seek to become leaders on issues related to human and minority rights.

Hull holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and B.A. from Wellesley College.

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