Ms. Shifman is the former executive director (2014-19) at NoVo Foundation, which she joined in 2008. She advanced NoVo’s efforts to end violence and discrimination against girls and women, and developed a sharp racial and gender justice lens for the foundation’s work, culminating in such efforts as Move to End Violence, a 10-year initiative to strengthen the movement to end violence against girls and women in the U.S., and a historic $90 million commitment to support girls of color.
Prior to NoVo, Ms. Shifman led UNICEF’s efforts to end gender-based violence in conflict-affected settings. She also served as the co-Executive director of Equality Now, and as a legal advisor for the ANC Parliamentary Women’s Caucus in South Africa.
Ms. Shifman is the recipient of the 2011 Lucretia Mott Award from Women’s Way and has been named one of the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century by Women’s e-News.