Victoria Budson is a founder and the
Executive Director of the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She served as the Chairperson of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women from 2011 to 2016 and has served as a board member or advisor to numerous other organizations including the Eisenhower Fellowships, the Boston Mayoral Women’s Workforce Council, the Global Thinkers Forum, Womensphere, Women2Women, the Women and Public Service Project, and the National Council for Research on Women.
Budson is a frequent commentator for news
publications, television, and radio programs.
She has also received numerous awards and
honors. She was recognized by CNN as one
of Ten Visionary Women from across the
globe in 2014 and by Boston Magazine, as a
member of the “The new Power Class; the
visionaries, idealists and thinkers whose
insights are transforming the way we live,
work, learn and play” (2014).
Budson earned her bachelor’s from Wellesley College and a master’s degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where she was a recipient of the Lucius N. Littauer Fellow award for academic distinction and leadership.
Executive Director of the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government