S. Mona Sinha is a Trustee of Smith College. She is a founding member of the Asian Women’s Leadership University (modeled after the Seven sister colleges), being established in Malaysia. Mona is an advisor to Impact Investment Exchange, the first social stock exchange being established in Singapore, and a Board member of Impact Investment Shujog, the non-profit arm that works with social enterprises. Mona also serves on the Board of the Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School and is a Trustee of All Souls School. She is on the advisory council of the American Museum of Natural History.
Mona began her professional career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, followed by a marketing career at P&G and Unilever, during which she helped restructure the Asia Pacific operations of Elizabeth Arden.
She is passionate about women’s leadership education and the empowerment of women entrepreneurs. In 2010, she conducted a study for Goldman, Sachs Asia on Asian leadership.
She holds a BA (economics, art history) magna cum laude from Smith College where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; and an MBA in finance and marketing (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Columbia University.
She has previously served as a Trustee to Girls Learn International and is a patron of the Science and Nature Program (serving inner city girls) at the American Museum of Natural History. She has also served as an Advisory Director to Breakthrough, a human rights organization.