Who We Are

The Smash Strategy partners have decades of collective experience, working both internationally and domestically on women’s political empowerment and leadership, economic and development  policy, sustainability and advocacy.

Susan Markham in Kyrgyzstan

Experience and Understanding

Our advice is shaped by two things: the women and girls we have worked with in over 100 countries and our understanding of how high-level global actors see the world.  

Paraguay

Questions and Conversations

We bring these experiences together to provide our clients effective strategies that make a difference. We ask the right questions and start the right conversations.


Meet the Smash Team

Stephenie Foster

Stephenie Foster

Stephenie Foster is an inclusive leader, who brings together vision and pragmatism to get results and meet client needs. Based on her unique experiences, she understands the political and policy landscapes relevant to empowering women and girls, and increasing their opportunities for leadership and opportunity. She has deep and broad expertise in women’s economic and political empowerment, and decades of experience in government, the non-profit sector, and law.

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Susan Markham

Susan A. Markham

Susan Markham is a passionate advocate for gender equality and female empowerment speaking often about the essential role of women in politics and development. With experience in over 50 countries, she is a strategic leader who is appreciated for her energy, straight talk and insight, connecting academics, activists, implementers and ideas across sectors.

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Shari Bryan

Shari Bryan

Shari Bryan is a strategic leader who focuses on identifying problems, understanding goals, and finding solutions for her clients.  As an international executive who managed a global non-profit  organization, she knows how to bring together philanthropists, corporations, and government aid agencies to make a real and lasting impact — whether in a small village in Africa or here at home.

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Working globally and based in Washington, DC 

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