Shannon Trudge is currently the Program and Operations Manager at the National Women’s Business Council. In her role, she manages Council events, including the Council’s quarterly Meetings, contributes to strategic Council engagement for key stakeholders, and leads internal office operations, such as travel and budget management.
Prior to joining the Council, Shannon was as a Research Fellow for The Nexus Fund, an organization supporting the global community to end mass atrocities, where she assisted with strategic research and operational support for their global field research teams and human rights funding initiatives for civil society engagement. She has also worked with various social policy and civil rights organizations, such as the D.C. branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, where she aided the Commission’s research and policy efforts on criminal justice and civil rights issues. She is also currently a Mentor with Community Bridges, a local nonprofit focused on youth development for multicultural high school girls, and is also a Class of 2017 graduate of the American University Women & Politics Institute’s WeLead program – a bipartisan leadership training and professional development initiative for women in politics and public service.
Shannon graduated from American University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Minor in International Studies in May 2015, where she focused on public sociology and social development for women and marginalized communities.