Anne Firth Murray


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Who is Anne Firth Murray?

Anne Firth Murray is a New Zealand author, professor, and nonprofit founder. Murray is the founding president of the Global Fund for Women, the largest non-profit organization in the world funding women's human rights. She founded the organization in 1987 and continued to act as president until 1996. In 2005, she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Anne Firth Murray previously led philanthropic efforts on population and environmental issues for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation from 1978 to 1987. Prior to that she was a writer at the United Nations and an editor at the Oxford University Press, Stanford University Press, and Yale University Press.

Murray is the author of two books: Paradigm Found: Leading and Managing for Positive Change and From Outrage to Courage: Women Taking Action for Health and Justice.

She is a consulting professor of International Women's Health at Stanford University. She is a board member or advisor to several organizations, including the African Women's Development Fund and the Global Justice Center.

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on July 23, 2013


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