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Meighan Stone

Title: Senior Fellow, Women and Foreign Policy Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)


Meighan Stone is a Senior Fellow in the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), focusing on women’s economic empowerment, girls’ education, and refugee policy. She joined CFR from serving as entrepreneurship fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center, where she researched refugee policy and collaborated with Harvard faculty to foster social innovation. As president of the Malala Fund, Stone worked with founder and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai from 2014 to 2017 to empower girls globally to learn and lead without fear. She has led high-level advocacy, international development and media projects with Bono’s ONE Campaign, the United Nations, Global Partnership for Education, World Economic Forum, G7 summits and with political campaigns, world leaders and technology corporations globally. Named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People and to ELLE Magazine’s 2017 “Women in Washington Power List,” Stone serves as executive chairwoman of Pencils of Promise and on the boards of Congressman John Lewis’ bipartisan Faith and Politics Institute, Indivisible, Civic Engagement Fund, Sweet Briar College, and girls’ coding initiative Kode With Klossy.