Ada Williams Prince is an established thought leader at the intersection of philanthropy, equity and global economic development. As a senior advisor for program strategy and investment at Pivotal Ventures, founded by Melinda Gates, she directs high level engagement and strategies to advance adolescent mental health (globally and domestically), and accelerate the power and influence women and girls of color.
Ada brings over 20 years of experience working on social impact globally and domestically. She has served as a Program Officer for the Marguerite Casey Foundation, Director of Special Projects for OneAmerica, and Senior Advocacy Officer at the Women’s Refugee Commission and a number of other senior program positions. She’s held international posts with the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Survivors in Brussels, Save the Children in London, and on field missions with Refugees International, and the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance at USAID.
Ada has served as a board member for several organizations including, Crisis Text Line, Neighborhood House and the Refugee Women’s Alliance in Seattle, and chair of the board of directors of Wandsworth Women’s Aid UK, a domestic violence shelter. Currently she serves on the board of PAI (a global reproductive health organization) and the Women’s Funding Network.
She has spent her career fighting for the rights of global women, girls and families everywhere.
Ada holds a BA and MA degrees from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT and the University of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. She and her family live in Seattle.