Funa Maduka worked at Participant Media developing and managing campaigns for film and television projects. She has held leadership and strategic positions at McKinsey & Company, the Oprah Winfrey Foundation (where she served four years as the inaugural Dean of Students at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy), Obama for America, the Clinton Global Initiative and on the trading floor at Goldman Sachs.
She holds a BA in History from Cornell University and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, where she served on the Board of Trustees and as President of the Student Body, respectively. She is an awarded filmmaker, credited with producing and directing the first Nigerian film to world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. She remains active in girls' education advocacy and water-access initiatives.