Enola G. Aird is an activist mother and the founder and director of Mothers for a Human Future. A former corporate lawyer, Aird served as an associate with the firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and as legal counsel to predecessor entities of Time Warner and Viacom from 1979 to 1987, when she chose to devote her time to raising her children. From 1994 to 1996, Aird worked at the Children’s Defense Fund as Director of its Violence Prevention Campaign and Acting Director of its Black Community Crusade for Children.
She is a past Chair of the Connecticut Commission on Children and has served as a Visiting Scholar at the Judge Baker Children’s Center in Boston. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and an advisor to the Jamestown Project at Harvard.
Aird is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Barnard College and received her J.D. from Yale Law School. She was born in Panama, and she and her husband, Stephen L. Carter, are the parents of two adult children.