Maheen Kaleem

Strategic Advisory Committee Member

Maheen Kaleem, Esq. is a human rights lawyer who has dedicated her life to creating a world where girls of color are safe and free. She is the Vice President of Programs and Operations at Grantmakers for Girls of Color.

Maheen Kaleem, Strategic Advisory Committee Member of WomenStrong International

Maheen Kaleem, Esq. is a human rights lawyer who has dedicated her life to creating a world where girls and gender-expansive youth of color are safe and free. She is the Vice President of Programs and Operations at Grantmakers for Girls of Color (G4GC), a philanthropic organization dedicated to amplifying and mobilizing resource to supportive transformative organizing work led by girls and gender-expansive youth of color. At G4GC, she has co-stewarded the regranting of more than $25 million in just 3 years. Maheen has over twenty years of experience supporting youth and families impacted by interpersonal and state violence to lead efforts to advance racial and gender justice. She grounds her work in the wisdom of women and girls of Color who have survived the carceral system, sexual exploitation, and abuse. She served as a Program Officer at the NoVo Foundation, and led the development of The Life Story Grants, a $10 million three-year commitment to support projects that close on-ramps into the sex trade and open exit ramps for survivors. Prior to joining NoVo, she advocated for the successful passage of numerous laws and policies to address conditions impacting girls of Color impacted by violence at the international, federal, state, and local levelsShe holds both bachelor’s and law degrees from Georgetown University. Maheen is a first-generation Pakistani American who was raised mostly in the bay area of California, on Ohlone land. Maheen was named as one of the P100 in Unboxed Philanthropy’s Philanthropy 100.