Jeri Powell is an attorney, advocate, consultant and strategist, focused on supporting women new to politics on their path to seeking elective office and other positions of influence in politics and public policy. She is the founder of the nonprofit Take Office, an accelerator program for accomplished women interested in public policy and politics. She created the Pathways to Politics: Women Taking the Lead program in partnership with SIPA’s Picker Center for Executive Education in January 2020. In addition to serving for nearly a decade in senior positions in government, political campaigns and nonprofit advocacy, she spent several years practicing international corporate law in Paris and New York. Jeri is an active community leader, and currently serves on the boards of Democracy Prep Public Schools, the Single Parent Resource Center, and the New York Junior League.

Jeri holds a JD from Columbia Law School, where she earned a Parker School Certificate in international law, and her AB in economics and French from Duke University, where she was elected president of the student body.