Samara Donald Joins Collective Changes Board of Advisors

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January 7, 2015 – SEATTLE — Collective Changes, an online business mentoring program, announced that Samara Donald was appointed to the company’s Board of Advisors. She was installed on December 1, 2014, and her term will last through January 1, 2017.

Samara DonaldAn accomplished business leader, Donald currently serves as Director of Business Strategy and Management at Microsoft. Her passion for marketing, communications, and business strategy has helped her build and manage domestic and international teams that have created leading products and solutions for technology giants Microsoft, T-Mobile, Expedia, and the WPP Group.

Her entrepreneurial ventures stem from her zest for health and fitness. Currently, Samara owns and operates Fit Body Bakery, a firm that helps people meet their health and fitness goals with nutrition-rich snacks. Previously, she launched The Gym Coach LLC, which provides ready-to-go workouts, tips, and inspiration via fitness workout guides, an active blog, Twitter and Facebook communities.

Donald is an active community volunteer and currently serves as a Chef and Nutrition educator for nationwide Cooking Matters program, board member for Classrooms Without Borders, and Global Ambassador for Collective Changes. Previously, Samara served as Community and Events Lead for the Women of Operating Services Group at Microsoft and Corporate Champion for Girl Rising, a CNN Films with Tides Foundation.

“We are excited to have Samara join our team,” said Gail Romero, CEO and co-founder of Collective Changes. “Samara’s business background in entrepreneurship and technology will add a wealth of knowledge to our advisory board. And, her enthusiasm for supporting others will help women in emerging markets grow their businesses and go from a life of poverty to profitability.”

“I’m proud to serve alongside other Collective Changes board of advisors and look forward to making a positive change in the world,” concludes Donald.

The program needs volunteer mentors, business people who can donate services or staff, and donations. For more information and videos on leadership and mentoring, visit

About Collective Changes
Collective Changes, a nonprofit with offices in Seattle, helps women become strong leaders and financially independent which results in stronger communities. Its goal is to provide online training and mentoring to more than 1 million women woman around the world by 2020 and give them the same business opportunities as men.

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