New Faces at IANGEL – International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law

The summer brought three outstanding and committed women to lead IANGEL as it expands its transformative programs to promote gender justice globally. 


 Kamardip Singh joined IANGEL as the Executive Director, following Barbara Mitchell, who provided interim support to IANGEL for six months. Prior to Kamardip and Barbara, IANGEL was led by Cecilia Lipp who successfully built IANGEL’s infrastructure and programs during her 2 ½ years with the agency. Kamardip comes to IANGEL after three years with the Association for Women’s Rights and Development.  She brings to IANGEL a rich mix of experience working on women’s rights domestically and globally and has proven skills as a successful non-profit manager and fundraiser.


IANGEL’s Board of Directors added two new members, Shruti Rana and Danielle Nicholson.


Shruti Rana is a professor at the School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University Bloomington, where she focuses on international law and human rights. She has been involved in international women’s rights advocacy and legal reform efforts for more than two decades. Shruti has researched and written a number of articles, reports and policy and advocacy pieces on international women’s rights issues, and served as a Social Affairs Officer at the United Nations, Division for the Advancement of Women, where she worked on implementation and monitoring of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. We welcome Shruti’s depth of experience as the Board develops its strategic approach to increasing IANGEL’s footprint in expanding gender equality.


Danielle Nicholson is a staff attorney at Jenner & Block in New York where she is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department, practicing in the areas of complex civil litigation, internal investigations and arbitration on behalf of national and multinational clients. She has an active pro bono practice, representing clients in immigration cases and she worked in Cape Town, South Africa assisting refugees and asylum seekers. Danielle is strategically placed in New York City where IANGEL is poised to expand its work with the UN and its agencies, in efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Gender Equity and Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.