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Nadia Siddiqui Named Vice President of Advancement of Women’s Foundation of Minnesota

Nadia Siddiqui will join the staff as Vice President of Advancement on July 11.

Nadia Siddiqui

“We are thrilled to welcome Nadia Siddiqui to the Women’s Foundation,” said Gloria Perez, President & CEO. “With expertise in fundraising and partnerships, Nadia is poised to share the impact of the Foundation’s investments with valued partners to drive systems change for gender and racial justice in Minnesota.”

In this role, Siddiqui will provide strategic direction and leadership for fundraising, including a comprehensive campaign that will raise $50 million in funding for immediate needs and long-term solutions.

Nadia Siddiqui is a fundraising and partnerships executive with more than 18 years’ experience uniting teams in achievement of impactful business objectives. Her leadership includes transformative work through immersive and meaningful engagement offerings with organizations such as Alight (formerly American Refugee Committee), MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association), Big Brothers Big Sisters, and MEDA (Metropolitan Economic Development Association). She values the opportunity to serve as a trusted partner to external funders and donors, advising them through fundraising and partnership opportunities that offer strategic alignment. Through her collaborative leadership style, she believes that all voices have valuable perspectives. She is an unconditional advocate for marginalized communities.

“My ethos is best captured by Angela Davis who said, ‘I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept,’ which is what I intend to do alongside the remarkable team, partners, and community of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota,” Siddiqui said.

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