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K. Sujata

AFN Co-Chair

Chicago Foundation for Women

K. Sujata is a strong advocate for women and girls with broad experience in Chicago’s philanthropic, business and nonprofit communities. She has served as president and CEO of Chicago Foundation for Women since 2011, a grantmaking organization focused on basic rights and equal opportunities for women and girls in the greater Chicago area. Sujata led the foundation through double digit growth, managing a strategic alliance with the former Eleanor Foundation in 2012.

Sujata has worked at several notable nonprofit agencies in Chicago: director of programs for the Eleanor Foundation, executive director of Apna Ghar, director of Chicago Continuum of Care (now Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness), and director of planning and development at Interfaith Housing Development Corporation.

Before joining the nonprofit sector, Sujata trained as a scientist at Northwestern University, received an MBA from IIT, and studied engineering in her native India. Sujata serves on the Board of the Donors Forum, Women’s Funding Network and the Steering Committee of the Asset Funders Network. She is the Founding Director of South Asian American Policy and Research Institute. Her blog can be found at Follow her on twitter @k_sujata. For more information on Chicago Foundation for Women go to