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Holly T. Sargent

Holly Taylor Sargent is the Founding Director of the Harvard Kennedy School Women's Leadership Board.

She is also the founder and CEO of HTSargent, LLC., a consulting firm specializing in creative and entrepreneurial advice to non-profit organizations and individual philanthropists. Drawing from her extensive background and broad reach across industries, functions, and geographies, HTSargent, LLC., helps people and companies explore extraordinary opportunities, manage and sustain their philanthropic vision, and maximize revenue income.

Her primary non-profit is The Rhodes Trust, the British charity which runs the Rhode Scholarships around the world. She is also an associate of Barbara Annis and Associates, a global firm focusing on Gender Intelligence.

Sargent served 15 years at the Harvard Kennedy School as Senior Associate Dean of External Relations. In that capacity, she created several university wide fellowships and was responsible for expanding support for programs related to women and in rapidly growing the HKS into a global leader. Subsequent to her service at the Kennedy School, Dean Sargent was promoted to be Senior Associate Dean for Advancement and Senior Director for women’s initiatives for the entire University. In this capacity, she created several university wide fellowships and was responsible for expanding support for programs related to women.

Concomitant with her successful fundraising career, Sargent has been instrumental in launching and supporting other institutions supporting women. In addition to developing the Women’s Leadership Board, Sargent was the Founding Director of the Council of Women World Leaders, served on the Women Leaders Initiative of the World Economic Forum, and is on the international advisory board for the Cherie Blair Women’s Foundation. Other board commitments include Cloud Industries Health which was recently founded by Professor Donovan of MIT, the advisory board of People’s United Bank (formerly Maine Bank & Trust), a board member of Right To Play, and Sargent also serves as board member for the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Holly T. Sargent