Skip to main content

The Aspen Institute Forum on Women and Girls is a collaboration between Ascend at the Aspen Institute, Aspen Global Innovators Group, and the Aspen Institute Center for Native American Youth.

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues.

Ascend at the Aspen Institute is a catalyst and convener for systems, policy, and social impact leaders working to create a society where every family passes a legacy of prosperity and well-being from one generation to the next. We co-create and elevate innovative two-generation (2Gen) approaches with families and partners to forge pathways to educational success and economic mobility for both children and the adults in their lives. We bring a gender and racial equity lens to our analysis and draw on the expertise and experience of families.

Aspen Global Innovators Group widens access to health and prosperity for people living at the world’s margins. Our network of innovators brings overlooked challenges into plain sight, then creates programs, policies and partnerships to address them. Breakthrough programs include New Voices Fellowship, AMP Health, the Artisan Alliance and Spotlight Health, a premier creative forum on health at Aspen Ideas Festival.

The Center for Native American Youth believes all Native American youth should lead full and healthy lives, have equal access to opportunity, and draw strength from their culture and one another. As a policy program of the Aspen Institute founded by former US Senator Byron Dorgan (ret.), we work to improve the health, safety, and overall well-being of Native American youth. We do this through youth recognition, inspiration and leadership; research, advocacy, and policy change; serving as a national resource exchange; and by building a Native-youth driven narrative.

Meet Our Staff

Lola Adedokun

Executive Director, Aspen Global Innovators Group

Learn More
Cheyenne Brady, MPH

Program Manager, Center for Native American Youth, Aspen Institute

Learn More
Tsion Ghedamu

Senior Program Manager, Aspen Global Innovators Group

Learn More
Anne Mosle

Vice President and Executive Directors, Ascend at the Aspen Institute

Learn More
Nikki Pitre

Executive Director, Center for Native American Youth, Aspen Institute

Learn More
Lori Severens

Director, Leadership Programs, Ascend at the Aspen Institute

Learn More