Sheila Leddy is the Executive Director of The Fledgling Fund. Leddy has worked with the fund since its founding, where she’s been integral to the development of the organization’s overall strategy, collaborating with President and Founder Diana Barrett and their Board of Directors. She plays a key leadership role in developing grant guidelines, reviewing and developing projects, and assessing their potential to advance Fledgling’s mission. In 2008, Leddy co-authored, Assessing Creative Media’s Social Impact, which laid out a framework for how the organization would approach their funding and assess its impact in creative media. The Fledgling Fund’s ethos is that film can “inspire a better world,” and their goal is to do this by supporting innovative media projects that address social ills and affect some sort of positive, tangible change.