Forward-thinking and compassionate, Anna Prow is committed to social enterprise results and resilience. She distinguishes herself as an executive with an appreciative approach to optimizing effectiveness through synergies within and across organizational teams. She designs conditions for groups to co-create new ways forward, taking advantage of the leverage afforded by the inflection points in organizational evolution.
When the arc of change bends in organizations, she is there to both comfort and challenge members of an organizational community in the articulation and prioritization of goals, the allocation of resources, the clarification of roles, the assessment of impact, the refinement of business and communications systems, and more. It is at these clutch points that she takes special care to achieve alignment within and between programs and core functions, field and HQ, and even partner entities. She facilitates that an enterprise’s programmatic values align with its operational values, as well. And it is at these times of shift that she creates conditions where community members can hold each other accountable for the sake of their ongoing effective collaboration.
With a keen eye, sharp mind, and deep intuition, Anna excels at taking in what makes organizations special and amplifying their strengths. Yet she possesses the confidence and experience to compassionately challenge habits and assumptions. As a leader, she brings integrity to organizational decision-making and is sure to make room for learning and innovation.
She is often the first to establish a role or a post, assuring succession plans and giving it definition so others may follow with even greater success. From co-creating a new cross-disciplinary honors course as a high school teacher to being the first volunteer at her site in Peace Corps to pioneering new roles in six different social enterprises, Anna thrives, and finds opportunity, in uncertainty.
In notable executive positions with Center for American Progress, National Democratic Institute, Health Care Without Harm, Friends of the Earth, the Enough Project at New Venture Fund, and now as Managing Director at Campaign Legal Center, Anna brings a great deal of kindness and heart. In every role, she encourages collaboration and consultation; cohering emotional ownership of organizational aspirations.
Anna strives for alignment in her extracurricular commitments, as well. She served as a volunteer leader for the Human Rights Campaign for more than five years including service on the Board of Governors and as the 2009 National Dinner Co-Chair, where she strengthened the volunteer corps and raised over $1.5MM for their initiatives. She is seeking her next volunteer or board commitment.