Ann Manning is known as a passionate advocate for justice. She leads SEHN’s project, the Women’s Congress for Future Generations, which will hold its third Congress November 2-5, 2017 in Minneapolis. Combining her longtime interest in economic justice with an awakening to the need for environmental justice, Ann volunteered after the initial 2012 Women’s Congress in Moab, UT to gather a group of women in Minnesota to create the highly successful 2014 Congress. She was awarded the Change Maker Award by the MN Women’s Press for her leadership in this second Women’s Congress event.
Ann has over 30 years of experience in executive and consulting roles, focusing on strategy, leadership and group facilitation. She was Interim Executive Director for United for a Fair Economy in Boston, MA, an economic justice organization, and consulted with Wealth for the Common Good, (now Patriotic Millionaires) working on economic reforms and creating the New Economy. Her professional experience also includes domestic and international assignments with Medtronic, Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLC and Wilson Learning. She has held board leadership roles with organizations including Headwaters Foundations for Justice, United Theological Seminary, Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, the YWCA of Minneapolis, and Habitat for Humanity Minnesota.
Ann has a master’s in public administration from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, a master’s in counseling psychology from Saint Mary’s University and a bachelor of science in business administration from Old Dominion University.
“I truly believe that events combined with big ideas can change history. My hope is that people will see that it’s not too late. We are the generation, right now, that can truly make a difference.” – Ann Manning