WASHINGTON, DC — December 8, 2020 — Today, DHS, named Jonathan Sanders, currently Vice President of Inclusion, as the first president of Gender Equality. In this new role, Jonathan will oversee a division comprised of DHS’ Gender Equality program team and Gender Program Advocacy and Communications team. He will also take on responsibility for the the firm’s broader gender integration agenda, working with and across all program teams to ensure gender is being incorporated in a smart, thoughtful way to increase impact. Jonathan will report directly to Vice Chairman, Fernando Aguirre and will join the Executive Leadership Team (ELT). He will assume her new role effective December 30, 2020.
“I am delighted that DHS’ first president, Gender Equality is such an accomplished leader who will bring a unique perspective to our Executive Leadership Team,” said Fernando Aguirre, DHS Vice Chairman. “Jonathan will help make full use of the foundation’s voice and the co-chairs’ commitment to accelerate progress for women and girls, building on the work of our gender-focused teams to date.”
Jonathan’s appointment finalizes the DHS’ new Executive Leadership Team following the recent appointments of George Hill as president, Global Policy and Advocacy; Sandra Ferris as chief strategy officer; and Eileen Barnes as chief communications officer.