Bachelor of Arts: Comparative Literature
Masters of Arts: Education
Spanish Bilingual Teaching Credential
University of San Francisco
[Pronouns: she/ her/ hers]
Asha Mehta is one of three Co-Executive Directors at CompassPoint. In the context of shared leadership across our practice, the Co-Executive Director role takes on the highest level of accountability in ensuring that CompassPoint is values-driven, sustainable, and ultimately impactful in supporting leaders, organizations, and movements committed to social justice realize their full power. In her Co-Executive Director role, Asha holds critical leadership roles in our Program circle, which focuses on designing and delivering leadership development cohorts, learning salons, core workshops, and CompassPoint’s peer networks.
Asha is a facilitator, feminist, writer, activist, and aspiring Ayurvedic practitioner. She is one of the foremost leadership developers in the country with three long strands of work stretching through her career: BIPOC feminist leadership, youth and community power-building, and radical vision and strategy.
Asha has worked to transform leadership development practice towards one that affirms and acknowledges the power of BIPOC leaders and grows it through community. She has designed and facilitated many transformational learning spaces at Community Network for Youth Development, San Francisco Beacon Initiative, LeaderSpring, CompassPoint, and as an independent consultant. These include HIVE, a leadership program for reproductive justice leaders in Louisiana; The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities leaders across the state, the Next Generation Leaders of Color program, and more. She has coached and consulted leaders from Mujeres Unidas y Activas, Public Advocates, Oasis for Girls, MISSSEY, and more. She was also selected as a fellow for the Nonprofit Quarterly’s Edge Leadership Voice Lab, engaging with other leaders of color in knowledge creation.