Dr. Isobel Coleman is an author, entrepreneur and diplomat who served as one of the US ambassadors to the UN from 2014 to 2017. She is the former COO of GiveDirectly, a New York based non-profit helping to reshape international assistance by providing unconditional cash transfers to those living in extreme poverty. Coleman was previously a partner with McKinsey and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Prior to joining the CFR, Coleman was CEO of a healthcare services company. She serves on several non-profit boards, including Plan USA, Student Sponsor Partners and the National Outdoor Leadership School.