About Us

Simone Ward

Executive Director

Women Effect Fund -



Simone Ward is the former national political director of the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee, and was Hillary Clinton campaign’s Florida State Director in the 2016 election. She is a well-regarded veteran of Democratic campaigns, having worked worked previously as campaign manager for Natalie Tennant’s Senate campaign in West Virginia and several positions at the Democratic National Committee, including Director of African American Outreach and then National Constituency Director. She was campaign manager for Sen. Barbara Mikulski in Maryland in 2010, and before that worked for Planned Parenthood and EMILY’s List.