Each WID member works tirelessly to tell the story of how her organization makes a difference in the world. Member Spotlight gives one of our exceptional professionals a chance to tell her own story, while sharing with the WID community how she and her organization effect change and meet challenges, such as those brought on by the “new normal” of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Ann Louden, CEO of Ann Louden Strategy and Consulting

A nonprofit executive in higher education for more than thirty years, Ann Louden is the CEO of Ann Louden Strategy and Consulting. Recognized for her expertise in board development, volunteer management, campaign planning, and donor stewardship, Ann provides seasoned counsel to chief executives, staff, and volunteer leadership.

Responsible for raising more than $150 million to benefit the nonprofit community in Texas and now in New York, where she relocated to five years ago, Ann’s primary interests are education, health care for women and children, the arts, and adoption. For twelve years, she led and was the spokesperson for a breast cancer advocacy initiative that engaged thousands of survivors, volunteers, and medical providers. With a mantra of bringing big ideas to life, Ann focuses on identifying the compelling vision and then creating a goals-oriented plan for execution.

An in-demand national speaker for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Ann is the recipient of the Steuben Excellence in Teaching Award and has been named as a CASE Laureate. She is the author of the upcoming book: From Social Courage to Connection: Lessons from Leaders Who Change and Save Lives.

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