Akaya Windwood is president of Rockwood Leadership Institute, the nation’s largest provider of transformative leadership trainings for nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. Internationally recognized for elevating the effectiveness of leadership and collaboration in the nonprofit and social benefit sectors, Windwood has led trainings both nationally and internationally and has been a featured speaker at the Stanford Social Innovation Institute, the Independent Sector Conference, and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.
Currently, Akaya Windwood serves on the boards of the Interaction Institute for Social Change, the Alston Bannerman Fellowship Program, the Advisory Board of Destiny Arts Center, and the Advisory Board for the National Progressive Leadership Campus. Previously, she served on the boards of the Alameda County Human Relations Commission, the Alameda County Hate Violence Prevention Task Force, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Her vision for our global community includes infusing a sense of purpose, delight, and wonder into everything we do.