Martha Richards  |  Statera Advisory Board

About Martha (She/her/hers)

Martha Richards is celebrating twenty three years as Executive Director of WomenArts, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing visibility and opportunities for women artists in all genres. Prior to WomanArts, Richards served as Executive Director of Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College and as Managing Director of StageWest, a regional theatre in Springfield, MA. She has received many honors including a 2006 nomination for the prestigious international Montblanc De La Culture Award for outstanding service to the arts, induction into the BayPath College 21st Century Women Business Leaders Hall of Fame for her work in philanthropy, and recognition as one of three "founding mothers" of the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts. Richards has a B.A. in Economics from the University of California Berkeley and a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of Law. She is a member of the California Bar and she was one of the founding directors of California Lawyers for the Arts.