Akaya Windwood is the President of Rockwood Leadership Institute, which provides transformative leadership trainings for nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. She is a partner in the Opportunity Collaboration, an international conference that convenes leaders working to end poverty, and directs the Mycelium Fund, which makes small grants to non-profit organizations based on generosity and interconnectedness. Akaya has been a featured speaker at the Stanford Social Innovation Institute, the Aspen Institute, and the Association of Black Foundation Executives conferences. She received an Ella Award from the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and is deeply committed to working for a fair and equitable global society while infusing a sense of purpose, delight and wonder into everything we do. Akaya lives in Oakland, CA where she reads science fiction and relishes growing enormous squash in her garden.