Sherrie Westin is President of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street.
Westin leads the organization’s efforts to serve vulnerable children through mass media and targeted initiatives in the United States and around the world. She serves as Sesame Workshop’s chief mission ambassador, raising awareness, developing strategic partnerships, and cultivating philanthropic support to further the Workshop’s mission to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.
Westin was named a “Leading Global Thinker” by Foreign Policy Magazine and one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business.” She was also recognized with the Smithsonian’s “American Ingenuity Award.” Westin is Chair of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the boards of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, Communities in Schools, and Vital Voices Global Partnership.