Uma Mishra-Newbery, Managing Director, The Racial Equity Index
Uma Mishra-Newbery is a global social justice and women’s rights leader, children's book author, and former Executive Director of Women’s March Global, the initiator and facilitator for the Racial Equity Index, and an organizational strategy (including campaign and programs) and racial equity consultant with The Better Org. As a facilitator for the Racial Equity Index, Uma is working within a BIPOC led and formed global anti-racist collective to help build the first-ever index for racial equity in global development and advocate for justice and greater racial equity in the global development sector. Uma is a somatic abolitionist in training working to further understand the impact that race has on the physical body. She uses this knowledge in her consultancy work with organizations to provide grounded facilitation in the difficult conversations that can present around race, racism, and racial equity within organizations.