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Natanja Craig Oquendo

2023 Speaker

Executive Mentor | That’s a Good Question: Managing Up

NATANJA CRAIG OQUENDO brings an unwavering passion for community solutions, her unique lived experience, and over 20 years of nonprofit and philanthropic expertise to her work as executive director of the Boston Women’s Fund. She has advanced the organization’s mission to invest in, advocate for, and uplift women, girls, and gender-expansive individuals. She built a diverse team of passionate, innovative people dedicated to liberation, and along with the board and staff, she supported the development of the fund’s five-year strategic directions, strengthening the fund’s commitment to equitable philanthropy. She is a board member at Philanthropy Massachusetts and serves on the advisory board at Harvard Law Center and Everyday Boston. Oquendo is part of two Fellowships; the UMass Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy and the Black Leadership Initiative. Oquendo is also a YW Boston 2023 Academy of Women Achievers honoree and has been named one of 2023’s Most Influential Bostonians by Boston magazine.