Urvashi Vaid

Urvashi Vaid

Board Secretary & Principal, The Vaid Group LLC

Urvashi Vaid (she/her) is president of the Vaid Group, LLC, a mission-driven consulting and social innovation firm supporting nonprofits, foundations, businesses, and individuals working for equity and justice. She is also executive director of Justice Work, a social justice incubator and think tank.

Urvashi has held leadership roles in philanthropic, advocacy, community, and academic organizations, including as executive director of the Arcus Foundation; deputy director of the Governance and Civil Society Unit at the Ford Foundation; senior fellow at the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School; executive director of the National LGBTQ Task Force; and staff attorney at the National Prison Project, ACLU.

She is the author of Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics (2012); Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation (1996); a co- edited anthology titled Creating Change: Public Policy, Sexuality and Civil Rights (2000); and many reports.

She is board alumnus of the Gill Foundation, current chair of the national board of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and a board member of LPAC, the Roadwork Center, and the Provincetown Commons. Urvashi is a graduate of Vassar College and Northeastern University School of Law.