UMA MISHRA is a global social justice and women's human rights leader and the former Executive Director of Women's March Global. Her transparent, visionary yet grounded leadership was instrumental in furthering the mobilization and assembly of women globally around women's rights issues with Women's March Global. Uma has organized and built coalitions around the issues of women's human rights defenders, freedom of association and assembly, bodily autonomy, and white supremacy. As a leader in the global women's rights movement Uma has been interviewed by CNN, Jane Dutton, Newsweek, and Devex, and her writing has been published by Ms. Magazine, TIME, and IPS.
Uma helped to bring Loujain AlHathloul's story to the United Nations and was instrumental in coordinating Lina AlHathloul's first statement in support of Loujain at the United Nations Human Rights Council. Uma and Lina are co-authors of the children's picture book, Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers (mineditionUS, 2022). Uma is the initiator and facilitator of The Racial Equity Index. Uma has a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Cedar Crest College.