Stephanie J. Hull, Ph.D.


President & CEO, Girls Inc.

Stephanie J. Hull is President and CEO of Girls Inc., the national organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Girls Inc. delivers lifechanging programs and experiences to more than 100,000 girls through a network of 75 local organizations across the U.S. and Canada. Girls Inc. also advocates for policy and culture change to strengthen opportunities for girls and improve the conditions in which all girls are growing up. Under Dr. Hull’s leadership, the Girls Inc. network is expanding into new high-need communities and developing new partnerships with schools to bring the proven Girls Inc. programming experience to more girls, ensuring that they have the resources and opportunities to thrive.

Dr. Hull has had a long career as a leader in education and as a women’s advocate. She previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Before that, she was Head of the Brearley School, an all-girls school located in New York City. At Brearley, among other accomplishments, she led and completed the School’s largest capital campaign to date ($75M). Dr. Hull was also a member of the faculty and administration at Mount Holyoke, and Dartmouth Colleges.

Dr. Hull has lent her expertise and talents to a number of mission-driven organizations over the years. In particular, she is a board member of the Professional Children’s School; BoardSource; and the Center for Effective Philanthropy. She is also an advisor to Playbl, a company that distributes digital health games that are proven to help adolescents become better decision-makers and agents in their own wellness and risk prevention.

Dr. Hull holds a Ph.D. and an A.M. from Harvard University, and a B.A. from Wellesley College. In 2023, Dr. Hull was named as a Nonprofit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50 honoree.