Mona Sinha is a passionate supporter of women and girls. She serves on the Smith College Board of Trustees and is on the Executive Committee. She also serves on the Board of Apne Aap USA, an anti-trafficking organization based in India and the USA. She is Vice President of the Women Moving Millions board, an organization dedicated to mobilizing unprecedented resources for the empowerment of women and girls. Mona is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School and the Global Mental Health Program at the Columbia School of Public Health. She is on the Advisory Council of the American Museum of Natural History where she is a patron of the Science and Nature Program serving underprivileged girls. In 2010, she founded the Asian Women’s Leadership program to train Asian women as leaders, in collaboration with Smith College.
Mona began her professional career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, followed by a marketing career at P&G and Unilever, during which she helped restructure the Asia Pacific operations of Elizabeth Arden. In 2010, she conducted a study for Goldman, Sachs Asia on Leadership.
She holds a BA (economics, art history) magna cum laude from Smith College where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; and an MBA in finance and marketing (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Columbia University. She was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor 2015 for her contribution to women’s leadership and education.