Maya Nussbaum, Founder & Executive Director, Girls Write Now

Maya Nussbaum

Founder & Executive Director
Girls Write Now

Maya Nussbaum has grown Girls Write Now over the last two decades from a loose association of women writers into a dynamic, volunteer-powered community, and a nonprofit after school program distinguished by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities as one of the top 15 in the nation, by the Nonprofit Excellence Awards as one of New York’s top 10 nonprofits, by Time Out New York as one of the best places to volunteer and by Youth INC with the Innovators Award for improving the lives of New York youth. Recently named one of the Top 40 Feminists under 40 by The Feminist Press, one of the Top 20 Philanthropists under 40 by The Observer, a Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) People’s Voice Nominee, a Local Hero by Metro New York, an Education Hero by The New York Times and a 2016 White House Champion of Change, Maya is currently harnessing her knowledge and experience to launch Girls Write Now's ambitious growth plan.