Women for Change


Anne Firth Murray

Founding President of The Global Fund for Women


Anne Firth Murray, a New Zealander, teaches on international women’s health and human rights and on love as a force for social justice most recently at Stanford University. She directed the environment and population programs of the Hewlett Foundation from 1978 to 1988. She is the Founding President of The Global Fund for Women, and directed it from 1987 to 1996. She has served on boards and councils of many groups and has received awards and honors for women’s health and philanthropy. In 2005 she was nominated as one of a group of women for the Nobel Peace Prize. Her book on the early Global Fund for Women is Paradigm Found: Leading and Managing for Positive Change. Her other book, From Outrage to Courage: The Unjust and Unhealthy Situation of Women in Poorer Countries and What They Are Doing About It, is in 2nd edition.