One World Activists
Make-up and HIV/AIDS prevention are not two things that are often linked, or even discussed at the same time. But the MAC AIDS Fund is doing just that and as their Global Director, Nancy Mahon is leading the charge to help eradicate one of the deadliest diseases on the planet.
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Nancy is senior vice president of Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability for The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., where she leads the company’s corporate citizenship, sustainability, and global philanthropy efforts. She is also global executive director of the M·A·C AIDS Fund, which offers support to individuals in marginalized communities living with HIV/AIDS worldwide through prevention, treatment, and basic needs services. Under her leadership, the fund has further refined and enhanced its giving, taking on larger grant initiatives while at the same time continuing to fund the grassroots service-based charities that it has supported in the past. Currently, the fund gives away $44 million annually throughout the world. Prior to her current roles, she was appointed by President Obama in 2011 as chair of the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, a position she served in for five years. She also served as executive director of God’s Love We Deliver; senior program executive with Open Society Foundations; private delegate to the UN Commission on Women; and was a founding member of the National Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Global Private Public Partnerships. Nancy is a magna cum laude graduate of Yale University, and received her JD from New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar and editor of the Law Review. She is the author of numerous research, advocacy, and prevention articles, and has presented research papers and spoken at academic conferences at the International Conference on AIDS, RAND Corporation, the United Nations, NYU Center for Global Studies, Center to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy, Harvard Business School, the American Society of Law and Medicine, and the Council on Foundations.
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