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Sr. Director of Communications and Advocacy
Sande Smith, Sr. Director of Communications and Advocacy, has more than ten years experience in communications and public relations. Prior to WFC, she worked with the Global Fund for Women, where she designed and led an integrated social media and online communications function. She produced the Global Fund’s publications, such as the award-winning Annual Report and newsletters.
As a media relations professional, Sande has gained coverage for her organizations and clients in local and national publications such as the Financial Times, Contra Costa Times, Forbes and USA Today. She has worked as a writer with organizations such as Marin Abused Women’s Services, the Nationwide Women’s Program of American Friends Service Committee and the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Sande has authored books about Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X, and co-authored a book profiling women of the 20th century. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Portuguese and Brazilian studies from Brown University. She serves as president of the San Francisco chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.