To carry out its work, Global Momenta calls on a select international network of consultants and strategic partnerships. Our collective expertise is drawn from diverse fields including law, business, philanthropy, finance, social entrepreneurship, public policy, international relations, organizational management, media and the arts. Global Momenta colleagues are based in NYC, Boston, LA, Seattle, San Francisco and London. We’re Hiring! See open positions below.


Diana Ayton-ShenkerNamed one of “25 Leading Women Changing the World” by Good Business New York, CEO Diana Ayton-Shenker loves working with private philanthropists, families, family offices, wealth managers, foundations and corporations to advance positive social impact. As founder of The Fast Forward Fund, she was honored by President Clinton and the Social Venture Network, and inspired thousands of emerging social change leaders. As Global Catalyst Sr. Fellow at the New School, Diana brings decades of work with philanthropy, the U.N. and other international organizations to promote practical and profitable solutions for sustainable development, social entrepreneurship, and innovation around issues of public health, human rights, women’s leadership, and poverty alleviation. Diana recently served as the inaugural Nazarian Social Innovator in Residence hosted by the Wharton Social Impact Initiative.

Diana is creator of  the acclaimed Values in Action VIA curriculum & leadership development program, and directs the NYC SpringU startup school program: Inspire, Launch, Grow. She has taught at The New School, the Bard MBA in Sustainability Program, The American University of Paris, and Hunter College, where she directed the first undergraduate human rights program in the country. She is the author of three books, including A Global Agenda: contemporary issues facing the UN, as well as the influential monograph The Challenge of Cultural Diversity and Universal Human Rights, and Tumbalalaika, an original collection of poems. Ms. Ayton-Shenker, has been Senior Fellow in Venture Philanthropy at Bard Globalization & International Affairs program, held senior positions with Mercy Corps, PEN, Human Rights Watch, and has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. Ms. Ayton-Shenker received her LLM in International Law from the University of Essex Law School Human Rights Centre, and her BA with Honors in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania. After living and working in France, England, Spain, and Israel, Diana now splits her time between New York City and Rhinebeck, NY.


Got talent? We want you! Ask about open positions & 2017 Leadership Fellows.

  • SpringU (formerly KickNYC) NYC Training Program Manager
  • VIA Business Development Coordinator
  • 2017 Leadership Fellows in one or more of the following areas:
    • Innovative Finance for Sustainability Development Goals
    • Global Public Health Innovation
    • Human Rights & Social Justice
    • Arts Impact Initiative

Please send cover letter, resume, LinkedIn or other appropriate links to  info@ globalmomenta.com indicating which position grabs you!