Advisory Council

Michelle J. DePass

Michelle is Dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at the New School. She is a national leader on sustainability and environmental policy making and the Tishman Professor of Environmental Policy and Management.

Diane McGrath

Diane is Managing Director Media and Technology, J Streicher Capital.

Agnes Mocsy

Ágnes currently is a visiting Associate Professor at Yale Universiy, New Haven, CT, following her stay at the École Polytechnique and CEA Saclay in Paris, France.  She is a tenured professor of physics and astronomy at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, and a researcher in theoretical physics, holding a visiting scientist appointment at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, NY. Ágnes is an active public speaker, promoter of science and evidence-based reasoning, explorer of the gender and racial landscape of science, and engager of science as muse for art and design. 

Cynthia Sley

Cynthia Sley, who still lives in New York and now doubles as a West Village grade-school teacher, isn’t a millionaire, but she is something of a post-punk legend.

Laurie Anderson

Laurie is an American avant-garde artist, composer, musician and film director whose work spans performance art, pop music, and multimedia projects.  Initially trained in violin and sculpting, Anderson pursued a variety of performance art projects in New York during the 1970s, making particular use of language, technology, and visual imagery.

Special Advisory Members

Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. King won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women’s doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles. King won the singles title at the inaugural WTA Tour Championships.  Billie Jean King is the founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative and the co-founder of World TeamTennis. As one of the 20th century’s most respected and influential people, she has long been a champion for social justice and equality. She created new inroads for both genders in and out of sports during her legendary career and she continues to make her mark today.

Urvashi Viad

Urvashi Vaid is an attorney and organizer whose leadership in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and social justice movements spans legal, advocacy, philanthropic, and grassroots organizations. Vaid is CEO of Vaid Group LLC, which works with social justice innovators, movements and organizations to address structural inequalities based on sexual orientation, gender identity, race, gender and economic status.