Executive Director


Elizabeth Seja Min


Elizabeth cut her teeth guiding teams as a music director and conductor. At age 25, she co-founded and conducted a professional symphony orchestra, building the brand, leadership and business from the ground up. She went on to lead large jazz ensembles, mentor talented young vocalists, run a record label, have projects nominated for Grammy Awards, and receive honors for her skills in bringing unlikely partners together to create something magnificent on the stage.

In 2001, she had the important experience of serving as Secretariat for the U.S. NGO Coordinating Committee, working on the United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination and Xenophobia. This led to a decade as Senior Consultant to the Women’s Funding Network, where she worked with international teams of leaders on essential skills and products related to developing people, rights and resources. She continues this work through teaching her online course, ​Making An Unforgettable Case For Giving.

A practiced facilitative leader, Elizabeth serves as Executive Director of AFP Golden Gate and is Strategic Facilitator for the B-Corps Certified social enterprise New Day Films. With the Institute for Women's Leadership, she leads the Gender Partnership Diagnostic, an assessment tool used in Fortune 500s, and is a thought leader on issues of diversity and inclusion. As a coach and consultant, she works in high stakes situations where the mission, development of people and the business case must align. She holds the Professional Coaching Certification from International Coach Federation and is a Certified Integral Coach through New Ventures West. Her advanced degree is from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and she serves on the board of the venerable Berkeley music house, The Freight and Salvage.

Elizabeth is an avid writer, musician and dog fan. She lives in Oakland, California.