Carol Baldwin Moody serves as President and CEO of Legal Momentum, The Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund. Founded in 1970, Legal Momentum is the nation’s oldest civil rights advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the rights of women and girls. Carol assumed this role in April 2018 after serving on the Legal Momentum Board for two years and receiving its Aiming High Award in 2011.
Carol has developed a reputation for her outstanding efforts to fight for equality. Her work specifically focuses on educational, economic and gender equality. Known as a tireless mentor and advocate for diversity, Carol has taken on many roles to serve the community.
In addition to receiving numerous awards for her advocacy work, Carol is also recognized for her broad regulatory experience, domestically and internationally. With a strong focus on organizational culture, her specialties include expertise in global risk management, regulatory compliance, and corporate governance. In 2010, Black Enterprise named Carol as one of the 75 most powerful women in business. In honor of her work and influence on diversity, Nationwide Insurance established the Carol Baldwin Moody Impact Award. Carol moved to full-time service in the public sector in 2011, taking on the role of acting Chief Operating Investment Officer for CalPERS, the nation’s largest public pension fund with a fair value of investments of over 300 billion dollars.
Carol sits on several other Boards that include Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of NY and Germantown Friends School. Her professional associations include the Executive Leadership Council and the Council on Foreign Relations. Carol holds a JD from Columbia University School of Law and a BSE from the Wharton School.