Rachel O'Leary Carmona

Executive Director


Rachel O’Leary Carmona is the Executive Director of Women’s March and Women’s March Network that form the backbone of the largest political home for women and most effective base building organization on the left.

Rachel served as the Chief Operating Officer of Women’s March from 2018, transitioning to the Executive Director role in 2019. She oversaw building the infrastructure of Women’s March as an organization from a series of record-breaking mobilizations. Rachel oversaw the incorporation of Women’s March Network, the sister organization of Women’s March, and founded Women’s March WIN, a Super PAC that builds and mobilizes the political power of women. 

Under Rachel’s leadership, Women’s March drove record turnout in 2018, playing a key role in defeating Trump in 2020; anchored 4,500 nationwide actions in the United States, mobilizing tens of millions in 2022; and mobilized women in a pivotal 2023 Supreme Court race in Wisconsin, a race that was called the most important of the year by the New York Times.

Rachel has been quoted and featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Guardian, CNN online, Rewire, Fox Online, and the Journal of Transformational Work and many other national and local outlets. She is a frequent media contributor and is regularly featured on outlets including MSNBC, CNN, CBS, NBC, Reuters, NPR, and other broadcast news and radio stations. 

Rachel earned her Associate’s degree from Madison Area Technical College. She went on to earn her Bachelor's degree in African American Studies from the University of Wisconsin and her Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she focused on leadership development and non-profit management. She sits on the advisory boards of the Wisconsin Union, and the 22nd Century Initiative. She lives in Amarillo, Texas.