Michelynn Woodard

Miki Woodard currently serves as President and CEO of Texas Women’s Foundation. She has 25 years plus experience as a philanthropist and social impact entrepreneur who has dedicated her career to championing equity, cultural diversity and social justice.

Most recently, she served as Head of Social Impact, Diversity and Inclusion for Bad Robot Productions, Inc., and Senior Advisor of the Katie McGrath and J.J. Abrams Family Foundation in Los Angeles, CA.

She is currently the leader of one of the largest women’s funds in the world, spearheading efforts to raise funds for research, advocacy and grantmaking on behalf of Texas women and girls. Since its founding 37 years ago, TXWF has awarded more than $57 million in grants and programs. In addition, the Foundation’s assets of over $40 million are invested in its innovative 100% mission-aligned gendered portfolio.

Miki has previously held executive positions at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Be the Change, Inc., The Artemis Agency and was Vice President, Philanthropy at JCPenney, managing a $30 million global corporate giving portfolio. She was also the President and CEO of the non-profit charitable foundations for Dr. Phil and his wife, Robin McGraw, where she led national programs and advocacy efforts benefitting children and families.

She is an active board member for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Community Coalition, Dallas Regional Chamber and The Challenger Foundation. She is a founding board member of The Papa John’s Foundation and sits on the Trust for Public Land (TPL) Black History and Culture Advisory Board. In addition, she is a member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council, International Women’s Forum and Chief, where she is part of a community of c-suite leaders. Miki is a proud fourth-generation graduate of Hampton University.