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Uma Iyer

Chief of External Affairs

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Uma Iyer, Chief of External Affairs, has spent more than 15 years working in multi-channel marketing, communications and fundraising, and joined NWLC as Vice President for Marketing and Communications. In this role she helped define NWLC’s national brand, broaden its visibility, and provide strategic oversight for media relations and digital and field organizing strategies. Prior to joining NWLC, Ms. Iyer served as the Senior Director of Engagement at Vital Voices, working to invest in women who improve our world. She led international influencer campaigns, signature awareness and fundraising events, integrated and crisis communications, and overall brand positioning. In her five years there, Ms. Iyer helped fuel record digital fundraising growth and media visibility and led internal advancement around the organization’s values and culture.