Ademide is passionate about the power of design for social impact. As a business design lead at IDEO.org she brings together strategy, policy and design to solve big problems and ideate solutions for organizations working at the heart of global inequity and injustice.
Rosalind's enthusiasm for sport and social justice lead her to Cape Town, South Africa where she founded Resilient and Victorious United Women's Football Club (RVU) in the township of Khayelitsha. RVU serves as a safe place for girls to play, get help, learn, thrive, and build community.
Leila is passionate about social justice issues. She serves as Advisor to Graça Machel where she advances women's and children's rights globally. She holds a BS in International Politics from Georgetown and an MA in International Relations from the U of Chicago.
As Chief Membership and Partnership Officer at ISTE, Rhonda leads strategy and programming for 500,000 change makers around the world. With the pursuit of equity as her life's work, Rhonda works in proximity with educators, communities, and partners to accelerate innovation in education and beyond.
Lindsay 'Lindz' Amer creates LGBTQ+ and social justice media for kids and families through their multi-media production company, Queer Kid Creative. They spread their message of queer joy through their webseries, family podcast, and live song and story events across the country.
With an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship & an experience of over 7 years, Karishma is a passionate development sector professional. She has worked under several verticals in this sector & is currently Chief of People and Operations at Intelehealth - a tech non-profit working in primary health care.
Stephanie is the Network Development Lead at SecondMuse, a collaborative innovation agency dedicated to building ecosystems & communities towards social and environmental impact. She also co-founded Impact Hub Jakarta to support the connectivity & growth of social entrepreneurship in Indonesia.
Teesa Bahana is the Director of 32° East Ugandan Arts Trust, she has supported the execution of projects such as KLA ART Labs for research and critical thinking through public practice and is currently overseeing 32° East's capital project, fundraising for Kampala's first purpose-built art centre
Charlene is a public health professional who is concerned about how biased datasets reinforce existing disparities in health outcomes. She is excited to dig into work to change how health technologies and systems are designed and developed to shine a light on, and start closing, these gaps.
Genevieve leads network expansion for Segovia Technologies, a fintech company that aims to reduce the cost and complexity of sending money into Africa. Previously she was the Country Director of GiveDirectly Malawi, which provides unconditional cash transfers to people living in extreme poverty.
By day, Fouzia is the Applied Learning Officer at Malala Fund where she supports education activists with the skills needed to advance access to girls' education. By night, she is a board member for Teaching for Change, an organization advancing multicultural education and social justice in the U.S.
Dr. B is a psychologist working with individuals, communities, and structures to heal and liberate from oppression. She uses art & trauma-informed approaches. At present, she is a Fellow at Harvard Medical School & Albert Einstein College of Medicine and works at a public hospital in the Bronx, NY.
Caroline has experience with international organizations in program delivery, policy, and partnerships. After working in the Middle East and East Africa for nine years, she now lives in New York. She is passionate about how non profits use finances and partnerships to deliver their mission.
Laura is a social justice advocate and head of Care Management Initiatives at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers. She is passionate about equity and harm reduction and fights to improve health and social outcomes for people with complex needs. |
Agnieszka is a creative facilitator working in culture, arts, and education. Co-founder of new visions - an organization that transforms existing narratives to create a more equitable and inclusive world; exercising a compassionate and critical approach aims to drive sustainable systemic change.
Talent is equally distributed around the world, but access to resources is not. This core tenet has driven my career in global health and my work training women in salary negotiations. Today, I lead partnerships, strategy and growth for a design-thinking team at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Sam is a Research Advisor at Founders Pledge, where she works with entrepreneurs to ensure that their philanthropy is as impactful as possible. She is passionate about using research and data to address poverty and inequality.
Courtney is a creative problem-solver passionate about applying systems thinking, human-centered design, and business principles to public health and social justice issues. At IDEO.org she leads the Billion Girls CoLab to drive collaboration and innovation for adolescent girl health in East Africa.
Aileen is an international development practitioner focused on women’s rights. She is particularly passionate about the intersections between race, class and gender. She has been able deeply impacted by the experience of working with women and girls from diverse feminist movements in the U.S., Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, Brazil, Kenya and France.
Bhavana is Director of Programs at Dalberg Catalyst, a 501c3 that builds multi-stakeholder initiatives to address today's most critical social and environmental challenges. She is passionate about all things global health: from promoting childhood nutrition to ending loneliness and social isolation.
Tara is the Director of Marketing at neverthirst, a nonprofit serving clean and living water to unreached communities in Africa and Asia. She longs to see an end to the global water crisis, see marketing used for good, and catalyze new audiences to transform lives through generosity.
I am a pro-environment entrepreneur at heart, committed to catalyse solutions that harvest opportunities from waste streams and make a change for climate and water issues, especially in developing countries. My vision: everyone can make a difference but we need community and true collaboration.
Natalie has spent the last decade working at the intersection of development, human-centered design and technology. She designed interventions in Africa for NGOs & social enterprises and worked with startups in Europe, Africa and Asia. She's now working at an impact venture studio in Latin America.
Anjum is a Program Officer for CITIIS, a smart cities program with Govt. of India. She brings a unique mix of experience in technology products and training in design and innovation tools to public sector. She believes in approaching impact through empathy in her personal and professional action.
Simmi is a humanitarian and migration specialist, who manages humanitarian programming with Oxfam (in)Canada for conflict and disaster responses worldwide. She is super stimulated by feminist ethics and intersectional analysis, seeking to integrate both in her work.
Laurie is the Director of Research and Learning at MASS LBP, Canada's home for democratic innovation and public strategy. She works with governments to create ambitious public engagement programs that allow citizens to tackle some of our toughest policy challenges. She's also wrapping up her Ph.D.
Cherrelle is a co-founder and director of a nonprofit organisation that provides life skills education to children in vulnerable communities through dance. She believes that socials and emotional learning should be an essential part of every curriculum, in every school, for every child.
Carey is a systems thinker passionate about growing equitable urban ecosystems. Her professional foundation in experiential education, hospitality, and urban planning has shaped her worldview and approach to practice, believing in the process of developing innovative solutions from the ground up.
Maria is an impact-driven technologist and social entrepreneur, passionate about solving problems and improve people's lives using digital technology and artificial intelligence. She has recently co-founded Tangible AI to empower social impact organizations to build AI-powered solutions.
Kaathima is the CEO of on NPO in the Early Childhood Development sectorin South Africa. Kaathima has a diverse background across the public, private and social sectors. She is a strategic thinker, with a passion for improving systems to increase organisational impact to the people they serve.
Mackinnon is Executive Director at Watsi. She has a passion for helping people and organizations come together to tackle complex challenges and create measurable, sustainable impact. As a global health and humanitarian professional, her experience has spanned the UN, NGO, and academic sectors.
Emily loves working at the intersection of social impact and innovation. She is the Chief Operating Office of Henry Health, a Washington DC based start up focused on providing culturally sensitive self care and mental health resources. Previously she was an Education investor at Omidyar Network.
Lisa works as a community nutritionist in early childhood intervention. She feels her purpose most when engaging with others around early childhood development, caregiver-child bonding and mealtime experiences. She is grateful to be able to contribute to NYC's efforts to reduce health disparities.
Cecilia is a global health specialist, program manager, and scientist, currently focused on malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa. Cecilia strives to cultivate leadership skills, especially among women, on her teams and promote social justice in all aspects of her professional and personal life.
Laura is a social impact strategist and storyteller, the co-founder of social impact studio, ANEWKIND and social entrepreneurship academy, The Spaceship. Laura has worked at the intersection of sustainable development and creative economies across Asia.
Allyson works alongside West African development champions to support their vision for an educated and empowered generation of girls. Program Director for the OASIS Initiative in Niger, she draws on her MSW in Management & Planning to provide technical expertise to newly emerging national NGOs.
Alison Frost is a Silicon Valley native and Development Manager for Housing Trust Silicon Valley, a Community Development Financial Institution serving the greater Bay Area. She believes that housing is a human right and is working to make her community one where anyone can afford to build a life.
Katie is passionate about mobilizing diverse stakeholders to combat climate change. As Director of Programs at Greentown Labs, Katie oversees Greentown Launch, an accelerator that helps climate-focused technology get deployed by fostering partnerships between startups and corporations.
Emily is an international development practitioner specializing in building financial access and inclusion for rural women. She has worked with non-profits and microfinance institutions across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, with expertise in partnership development, operations, and strategy.
I am a Social and Behaviour Change Communications specialist with over 12 years' experience designing, fundraising for and implementing multi-media for development projects in East and West Africa. I am driven by a desire to be innovative and create long term sustainable impact.
Maya is a social researcher, designer, and strategist passionate about communications and tech for good. She is committed to dismantling systems of oppression by amplifying the voices and talents of women of color in solving complex social problems. Maya is also founder and director of Azura Labs.
I am a public health professional passionate about healthcare and education access, especially among the most vulnerable populations. I am an advocate for private and public sector collaboration when developing and implementing evidence-based initiatives. I like to cook, play rugby, and travel.
AnnaLise believes deeply in the power of education for social change. She is the founder of The Changemaker Project, a nonprofit empowering youth in 22 countries to #bethechange they wish to see. AnnaLise is also an artist, writer, entrepreneur, and mindfulness facilitator.
Iran is passionate about building an equitable society where everyone can achieve their fullest potential. She designs and implements a global accelerator programme for impact startups. While her career cuts across different disciplines and regions, people have always been at the centre of her work.
I am passionate about using evidence to generate social change. I am a Senior Associate at Instiglio, a non-profit consultancy working to improve the impact of social services by tying funding to results. Before this, I worked at Oxford Policy Management on a range of quantitative research projects.
Lauren Hunter serve as the Director of Diversity Recruitment and Retention for the Minnesota Department of Human Services. In this role, Lauren oversees the agency's diversity recruitment and retention strategy, ensuring that diversity and inclusion are embedded within HR policies and procedures.
Julie is a Manager of Regional Operations & Strategy at UNICEF USA, where she serves as a project manager and consults on strategic planning for the organization. Her passion is helping mission-based organizations maximize impact while striving to help those most in need.
KC leads global operations for CrossBoundary Energy, which sells solar electricity to African businesses. A systems designer at heart, KC sees renewable energy as a path to generating jobs and disconnecting economic growth from environmental destruction. She calls Nairobi, Kenya home.
I am a native San Franciscan, a social justice advocate, and very dedicated to helping others achieve their career goals. I believe that people can achieve great things when they put their mind to it. Thus, my mission is to train, heal, and guide the people of my community to gain self-sufficiency.
As the co Founder and CTO of Dost Education, Sindhuja is passionate about making quality education accessible to everyone. She brings over 10 years of expertise in user-centered design, product development and technology to build engaging digital experiences that make learning fun.
Jenna is committed to supporting linkages among the vast network of ecosystem monitoring scientists to answer critical questions about how Puget Sound is doing and how well recovery efforts are working, to inform policy, management, and recovery efforts supporting a resilient Puget Sound ecosystem.
As a behavioural economist, Alanda founded Advis, a behavioural insights consultancy and collective, dedicated to innovating public services and building digital products to help citizens make better choices for their financial and physical wellbeing. She's also an author of 11 books.
Dr. Keating Bench is a family medicine physician practicing in a federally qualified community health center north of Boston. She is passionate about improving health outcomes among underserved populations, patient by patient.
Genevieve is the General Manager & CEO of HappyTap Vietnam, a small startup that produces and sells an award-winning handwashing device designed for low-resource settings. She could talk forever about toilets, human-centered design, social enterprise and/or cultural norms.
Jen works with public libraries, largely in rural areas. She is an advocate for marginalized groups, celebrating access to libraries for all, while ensuring collections and policies are inclusive by design. She is happiest when she can direct someone to a book or resource that enriches their lives.
Hello! My name is Zakiya Keys and I live in Houston, Texas with my husband and our three pets. I attended Texas A&M University where I studied Psychology. Understanding how people ``work`` has always been a passion of mine and all of my hobbies and interests stem from that initial love of psychology!
Juvaria is passionate about ensuring equal representation in our highest courts. A civil rights lawyer by background, she is the founder of The Appellate Project, which promotes racial equity in cases before the Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal.
Nora works to create a more differentiated image of Africa in German parliament. As a political scientist & psychologist, she is passionate about foreign policy & conducted research in Africa & Southeast Asia. Justice is her driver: As a certified trainer, Nora works with disadvantaged communities.
Kristine is a development practitioner working to improve the apparel value chain at both global and local levels. She leverages public private partnerships within the sector to create a more inclusive and circular economy for society and environment.
Kathryn Kosmides is a longtime entrepreneur and activist. With a passion for ending gender-based violence in the digital age, she founded Garbo - a new kind of background check solution.
Flora is a finance and operations professional with a background in audit and finance. She is committed to social justice and equal opportunities initiatives. She is intent on helping organizations pursue these missions through innovative financial strategies and operational systems.
Irene has structured meaningful conversations and facilitated capacity building programs for global organizations ranging from from the United Nations to Unilever. Her work unleashes people's capacity to be compassionate and culturally-mindful leaders, no matter where they are in the world.
Kate is a manager at the Bridgespan Group. She leads teams to provide nonprofit and foundation leaders with strategy consulting and leadership development that addresses pressing their strategic challenges to scaling social impact. Her work spans education, youth services, technology and healthcare.
Melissa is passionate about poverty alleviation and access to basic needs for everyone. She left her corporate job in 2019 to move to Cambodia and work at Energylab, to push the energy transition in a region that will determine the future of climate change globally.
Julia is a marine ecologist championing kinder, better science in less time through open data science. She has 7+ years designing and leading programs to empower teams with skillsets and mindsets for collaborative, reproducible research - including Openscapes, which she founded as a Mozilla Fellow.
As a reporter, researcher and educator, Averie has spent her career championing young people's ideas and innovations. An evangelist for sisterhood, Averie recently worked with Girl Guides of Canada shaping new programming to help Canadian girls connect and discover their capacity to create change.
Laetitiah is on a mission to build a conscious career while doing good in the world. She has strong international experience working in Kenya, USA, China and the UK. She has worked with the public and private sector on projects spanning the education, social entrepreneurship and hospitality spaces.
I'm a media activist supporting directly impacted communities to use video, storytelling and technology to expose human rights abuses and advocate for their rights. I'm currently the U.S. Senior Program Coordinator at WITNESS where I lead our immigrant rights and criminal justice work.
Patricia is a Program Officer at Segal Family Foundation (SFF). She manages SFF's capacity building program in Malawi and supports due diligence on potential & current partners in Southern Africa. She has a BSocSc Hons degree in Development Studies from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Tara is an Austrian-Indian economist currently working for the Government of Rwanda. She is passionate about lessening global economic inequality and constantly figuring out how exactly to do that.
Claire is an advocacy strategist focused on policy and political change for health and social justice. Her passion is making non-profits and campaigns more impactful and strategic. For the past 12 years she was a Director at an organization fighting to improve health care for all in the US.
Casey (she/her) is a dedicated humanitarian aid worker, passionate about social justice and evidence-based decision making. Previously field-based with UNDP and MSF, she is currently working for CARE Canada. Casey holds a BA from McGill University and an MSc from the London School of Economics
Linet is ED at the Unconscious Bias Project, a nonprofit delivering creative solutions to tackling bias in workplaces & classrooms. As a Colombiana w/a PhD in Molecular Bio, she weaves 10 years of diversity, equity, & inclusion program design with her passion for connecting & supporting communities.
Originally from Minnesota, I've lived all over the country as well as in France and South Africa before laying roots in the San Francisco Bay area where I now live with my husband and two cats. I love adventuring around the bay, baking, DIY projects, and doing work that makes a positive impact.
Sruti is the Platform Lead at OpenAQ, building open source technology to help communities around the world fight air pollution. She has a diverse engineering background spanning industry, government and nonprofit sectors. Her passion lies at the intersection of tech, cities, and the environment.
Melissa is a fashion designer creating a deep conscious change in the way her country, Colombia, perceives war actors which are integrating in society. Her enterprise works with exguerrillas, victims of conflict and community to desmystify that those affected deeply cannot forgive and live in peace.
Angelica is motivated by the role that learning, collaboration and inclusion play in unlocking human potential. Whether partnering with nonprofit or private sector organizations, she is energized by enhancing culture, building trust and strategizing about ways to attract and develop talent.
Caitlin is a creative strategist energized by opportunities to redesign more equitable, sustainable systems. She currently works at Common Future as the Senior Manager of Organizational Advancement. She is a New York native, Northeastern graduate, Venture for America alumna, and avid traveler.
Paola is a dedicated social justice feminist technologist supporting civil society with complex data and technology challenges. At The Engine Room, she leads the Technology Team ensuring the organization's strategic technical decisions and oversees the organisational security portfolio. |
Erin is an environmental storyteller, passionate about sharing stories of marginalized communities to highlight the human connection to natural systems. Working within the Puget Sound, Erin uses her science training in order find solutions to support an environmentally resilient future.
Veena has spent her life unraveling her passion for sustainability and has found her sweet spot in nurturing empathy in corporate environments. She believes that building inclusive leaders is key to the paradigm shift that envisions business as a force for good.
I am Ariane Niyonsaba from Burundi. I became orphan at 2 years old and from that time I was raised by my auntie. In 2015, I fled to Rwanda and I got financial support to continue my studies. Now, I am working in CHANCEN International as an Application and Student Monitoring Manager.
Uloma is the co-founder and CEO of Give Girls A Chance, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of girls and young women from low-income communities in Nigeria through education and skills training. She is passionate about contributing to girls and women's empowerment.
Annie Olszewski serves as Director of Programs for Impact Capital Managers (ICM), a network of VC and PE funds investing for impact. Prior to ICM, Annie worked at The Wing, a mission-driven startup focused on the professional, civic, social, and economic advancement of women.
Leslie is passionate about increasing food access, educating about regenerative farming practices, and connecting people to the land where there food comes from. When not on the farm, you can find her making art or food concoctions in her 1971 renovated Airstream or exploring nearby wilderness.
Mariya Parodi is the senior press officer at Amnesty International USA. During her career, Mariya has worked in human rights communication for UNICEF, the International Rescue Committee, PEN America, StoryCorps, and the OECD. Mariya is a dual master in human rights and in humanitarian action.
A healthcare researcher who studied Genetics & Molecular Biology at Boston University, Harshini co-founded RED, which connects patients to safe blood on-demand. She's passionate about accessible healthcare in low income regions and leads Learning & Education at YPO Next Generation, Hyderabad Chapter
Mi'Lisa is a communications consultant, specializing in public relations and social media strategies. She is the founder of SocialOur, a growing community for entrepreneurial women of color. She is passionate about empowering women and girls globally through authentic connection and collaboration.
Erika is an international human rights specialist working in Business and Human Rights. She is passionate about the intersection of human rights and environmental justice, and efforts that break down siloed approaches to these issues. When not working, she enjoys reading and time spent in nature.
Katie is a Director of Partnerships for d.light design, responsible for business development in Asia and Latin America. She is passionate about making clean energy access ubiquitous in off-grid regions of the world, where energy scarcity is holding back development. She holds a JD/MBA from Stanford.
Lara Powers has been at the forefront of U.S. anti-trafficking efforts for nearly 9 years, working on survivor leadership and empowerment issues, national hotline development and management, statewide anti-trafficking response systems, policy advocacy, and trauma-informed care.
Weaves her passion for people, community and inclusion into life and work. Currently setting up the Socio-Ecological Learning Environment, a wellbeing and resilience nature-based educational space for people, community and ecology in Aotearoa New Zealand.
As Program Director at Nexleaf Analytics, Tara has focused on growing an initiative to enable the poorest 3 billion people to sustainably transition to clean cooking. Tara's North Star is to demonstrate that with collective action and systems change approach we can solve the climate crisis for all.
Marica and leads Community Strategy for Acumen Academy. She is a passionate community builder and joined Acumen in 2015 to design programs to amplify the impact of innovators creating change around the world. She loves finding new ways to use digital tools to build meaningful experiences.
Jessie is a writer, artist, and activist who believes in the power of personal narrative and storytelling to spur social change. She is the Manager of Institutional Giving at WITNESS and Director of the Institute for the Development of Human Arts, a mental health training institute.
Liz Rush is the Anti-trafficking Technology Director at Seattle Against Slavery where she leads the development and implementation of software that helps connect victims of trafficking & commercial sexual exploitation to advocates while also deterring sex buyers with decoy victim chatbots.
Jazmine is the co-founder of the Institute for the Development of Human Arts, a transformative mental health training institute centering rights-based, peer centered, and holistic approaches to healing. She is also a holistic practitioner, online course creator, and loves living in the forest.
Carey Salerno is the executive editor & director of Alice James Books. She is the author of two books of poetry, including TRIBUTARY, which is forthcoming from Persea Books in 2021. Salerno teaches poetry writing, publishing, and other courses for the University of Maine at Farmington.
Hannah Schiff is an impact investing and development economics specialist committed to using the tools of the private sector to create a more just world. As Director of Impact at Nuveen, she is building a strategy to create and measure positive impact from investments across asset classes.
Vishna is passionate about campaigning for positive changes in the life of some of the most marginalised children in W&C Africa. In her role as Head of Advocacy and Communications, she is dedicated to finding innovative ways to influence decision makers to have policies in place to protect children
Yasmeen is passionate about building leadership, opportunity, and community. As the managing director of strategic engagement for Service Year Alliance, she works to make national service part of growing up in America by nurturing relationships and partnerships across sectors.
Maddie started in Venture Capital, completed|CFA L3, and became a self-taught coder. She is a 2x founder, Sr. Data Scientist & open-source AI / Blockchain Researcher. Her work in AI is currently funded by Facebook. She also founded, scaled & leads Women Who Code Data Sci & it's 1k+ global members.
Irene is a product leader with eight years in the education technology space. Having worked at Khan Academy, VIPKID, and having founded BEAM, Irene is deeply passionate about solving for education inequity and providing a quality education to anyone, anywhere.
My professional practice sits at the confluence of Systems, Foresight and Design Research, while also drawing from a background in Accounting and Finance. I am currently working with the United Nations Development Programme's Asia Pacific Regional Innovation Centre as the Head of Experimentation.
Sam works on policy and strategic initiatives at the Congressional Hunger Center, where she was previously a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow. Her goal is to move people from thinking about solving hunger as something you do with a donation, to something you do with your vote.
Meredith is a sexual and reproductive health and rights professional working in the field of philanthropy. She believes that everyone should have the autonomy to control their own reproductive health decisions. She aims to help create equitable, inclusive programs that benefit women & girls globally
Shaanika works on programs and product at Everwell Health Solutions, supporting the global expansion of patient management and adherence based solutions to support patients with TB/and HIV. She's excited about the intersections of technology, development, and digital infrastructure for society.
Reina is an advocate for First Nations Health and assists Indigenous individuals with accessing medical care. She is currently working towards becoming an Indigenous physician with the hopes of practicing in northern and rural communities providing culturally safe care to marginalized populations.
As senior program officer at The Asia Foundation, Paula supports programs across Asia to advance women's empowerment and gender equality and oversees portfolios on women's climate resilience and education. She is committed to promoting women's leadership and building capacity on equality issues.
Originally from France, I have been living in Mexico since 2014. Prior to leading the operation of the biotech startup microTERRA; I created a crowdfunding platform for social and environmental initiatives, donadora.org. I have MSc from emlyon Business School in Economics and Social Business.
Callie is passionate about access to quality health services being available for all people, regardless of their ability to pay. She works to transform this goal of Universal Health Coverage into a reality as a Program Manager on CHAI Ethiopia's Health Financing Team in Addis Ababa.
Sara M. Watson is an independent writer and technology critic. She writes and speaks about emerging issues in the intersection of technology, culture, and society with a focus on personal data. Her writing appears in The Atlantic, Wired, The Washington Post, and other publications.
Amy is a public health specialist with expertise in patient education, tech, and clinical research. As the Executive Director of ClinWiki she leads partnership and community building around clinical trials in various diseases. She is passionate about improving patient outcomes by advancing research.
Kate Wharton is a social entrepreneur focused on sustainable development in emerging and frontier markets. Her work has spanned investment facilitation, civilian protection, energy, and technology, with a current focus on nature-based solutions to climate change. Kate holds an MBA from Stanford.
Feifei is a Chinese migrant, raised in Italy, and educated in the U.S., passionate about the empowerment of migrant youth and young women. As a Project Manager at CET Platform Italy, her work is built around the framework of Erasmus Plus, an EU programme to support education and training of youth
Selena is Director, Strategy & Special Projects at the Canadian Urban Institute. She works across sectors, bridging policy and practice, to build more just and equitable cities where everyone can thrive. She spends her free time worrying about how our (in)actions today will be remembered tomorrow.
Pommelien is passionate about people and the environment. She moved to Morocco in 2016 after finishing her masters to pursue a career in sustainable development. She started working for a non-profit in Marrakech and now manages their programme in the High Atlas as the Morocco Programme Director.
Charlotte is a global health specialist who advocates for policy change to prevent disease and improve access to care. She has experience working in low-income, political complex contexts. She is passionate about the right to health and driven by a commitment to improving health equity.
Sara is the Country Manager for the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team in Uganda. She is happiest when working at the intersection of public health, technology and human rights issues. She holds a BSc in Global Resource Systems from the University of British Columbia in Canada.
Adina is an immigration attorney and social entrepreneur. She founded the Immigration Impact Lab, CAIR Coalition's federal courts & appellate impact litigation project to improve the law for broad groups of immigrants. Adina also writes about empowering immigrants with personal finance information.
Rebekah is the Director of College Counseling at KIPP NYC. Her passion focuses on College Match strategy and increasing college access for first gen under-represented students. She is working to build the knowledge and skill set of educators nationwide to move toward education access equity.
Lilian guides Team Leaders on all employee related strategies and decisions by developing procedures that support Sanergy's people agenda and individual employee cases. With over 8 years experience in HR including Staffing, Performance Management, Employee Relations, Compensation and Benefits.
Vera Belazelkoska is a political economist working in Business and Human Rights. She leads program design and implementation at Ulula, leveraging her social innovation, community engagement and partnership-building skills to help organizations monitor modern slavery risks in global supply chains.
Finance professional with 11+ years of experience supporting organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the US. Building a sustainable and inclusive economy by supporting and investing in innovative and scalable market-based solutions addressing social and environmental problems.
Jess is the ED of YCore, a Bay Area nonprofit that gives young professionals the tools and community to be more effective partners and advocates for the social sector. She has a passion for helping people connect more deeply to their values, community, and role in creating positive social impact.
Andrea has spent her career exploring social impact and sustainable development from many different angles. Her work in philanthropy, impact investing, education, and tech all share a common theme of searching for innovative ways to bring about true change. Baby elephants are her happy place.
Sarah is a grassroots organizer passionate about crafting a humane, sustainable, just food system. She is the founder and director of Greener Pastures, an organization on a mission to end factory farming by making ethical eating and food policy activism easy, inspiring, and actionable.
As the founder and CEO of Novelly, Anna Gabriella Casalme is dedicated to creating a genuinely youth-driven civic engagement experience. She brings over 5 years of experience at the intersection of child health and well-being, design thinking, and technology.
Joyce is the Director of Operations at Simprints, a non-profit social enterprise that uses technology to improve transparency and effectiveness in global development. She is passionate about social justice, equality, and development ethics.
I'm a humanitarian aid worker specialised in the area of mental health and psychosocial support, predominantly in war-zones. I've worked in South Sudan, Iraq, Yemen and now in Afghanistan. I love reading, baking, travelling, yoga, and cats.
Kori is committed to transforming the lives of first generation and low-income college students. She is the CEO and Co-founder of Propeller Collective, a nonprofit organization helping students from these backgrounds flourish as they cross social class boundaries.
Poonam Daryani is a public health advocate invested in anti-oppression and community-rooted approaches. She is currently a Fellow with the Yale Global Health Justice Partnership, where she works at the intersection of public health, social justice and human rights on gender and sexuality issues.
Katie is the founder of Femme Wonk, an organization seeking to amplify gender and inclusion in policy and current affairs. She is also a 2019/20 Action Canada Fellow. Katie is formerly the Senior Advisor for Policy and Stakeholder Engagement in the New Brunswick Premier's Office. |
Emily is a policy specialist with the United Nations Development Programme where she supports Asia-Pacific governments to design strategies to finance inclusive, sustainable development. Previously she worked in foreign aid policy and as Chief of Staff for China's first microfinance platform.
Cassie is passionate about ensuring that community leaders and organizations at the frontlines of Feminist movements have the resources they need to thrive. When not working, she can be found near food - cooking it, sharing it, eating it, and one day soon, she'll get back to growing it too.
Bao-Tram (BT) is a grantmaker, civic leader, and creative strategist. She works at Seattle Foundation as a Program Officer, directing philanthropic investments to build a healthy democracy. BT received her MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is a Gates Millennium Scholar.
Stephanie Dobrowolski is the co-founder and Chief Impact Officer of Rising Academies, a growing network of high quality schools in West Africa. Her role focuses on how to effectively deliver quality education at scale and achieve learning gains for all students.
As a journalist, Hilary has spent her career highlighting the intersectional solutions that exist to environmental and social challenges. She recently worked with Harvard University to create educational case studies examining how human health is affected by anthropogenic environmental change.
Shahira is a Director at Climate Smart Group, where she leads with passion to develop scientifically rigorous solutions for reducing GHG emission from the agricultural, forestry and clean-tech sectors. She is also a Board Member for the Bay Area's Women's Environmental Network.
Stephanie is motivated by inspiring others to transform into the best version of themselves. Before starting at The Coaching Fellowship she worked at the National Science Foundation where she assisted the Public and External Affairs teams with outreach and stakeholder engagement.
Katrin Fritsch is co-founder of MOTIF Institute for Digital Culture, an independent think tank that operates at the intersection of technology and society. She advocates for sustainable tech and bold visions of the future.
I am passionate about bringing the advancements of modern medicine to the most marginalized communities in the world. I currently work for PIH Sierra Leone, focusing on community-based and primary care, and have previous experience at the WHO, the German government and the Nepalese NGO sector.
Efua believes that every individual has the right to quality education and healthcare and is passionate about making this a reality for all. She enjoys working on technology that seek to improve livelihoods. Efua is currently the Director of DevOps and Technical Support at Viamo.
Mai-Ling is passionate about designing technology for public good in cities. She currently works to make government simpler & easier to use at the City of Oakland. As Digital Engagement Officer, she leads a team of designers, content strategists, & developers to improve digital government services.
Rachel works as a Research Analyst at IFPRI. Rachel focuses on the intersection of food choice, agriculture, and poverty. She is passionate about using rigorous evidence to understand and improve the lives of people who face difficult choices about how to feed themselves and their families.
Alysha believes in the power of individuals to stand up for one another, defend human rights, and rebuild our collective humanity. A philanthropy specialist, she has channeled this action by leveraging critical funds and advising on growth for leading social justice orgs: WITNESS, IRC and HRW.
Amber is on a mission to leverage the energy and potential of Latinxs. In her role as Senior Program Manager, Amber manages the strategic vision and execution of the largest network of Latino philanthropists in the U.S. She uses storytelling to help shape a new narrative about Latinxs everywhere.
Ana works to delivering world-class customer experiences for last-mile rural customers at Fenix Intl, a Pay As You Go solar energy company. She is passionate about data to inform a customer journey that unlocks trust and value and impact.
Julia is a Consulting Manager with the Kaiser Permanente and outdoor enthusiast. Julia is passionate about bringing design thinking to quality and safety improvements in healthcare delivery.
Clara Sofía's passion is linking financial sector to generating positive impact to society. She currently works for WWF in environmental financial market regulation and creating green financial mechanisms. She has worked with housing sector creating mechanisms and policies for low-income families.
Geraldine is part of the founding team at Amani Institute and co-founder at EAST (East African Soul Train). She is passionate about designing experiences, learning journeys and networks that shift perspectives and unlock our potential to build a thriving world in healthy relationship with the planet
Brenda identifies as a queer transnational woman of color. These social locations and lived experienced uniquely placed her to found In.Visible Paradigms, an organization that creates and facilitates conversations for white allies to critical understand their own responsibilities in anti-oppression.
Samantha is dedicated to helping scientists share their results in a way that is more equitable and transparent. As Content Lead at bioRxiv and co-founder of PREreview, she works to increase awareness, acceptance, and uptake of open science practices to accelerate scientific progression.
Erin is passionate about participatory processes to research and evaluation for social change. She is a Principal Consultant at Strength in Numbers, leading on philanthropic strategy. She uses data to align resources with needs for LGBTQ people, sex workers, people who use drugs and people of color.
Jessica co-founded Zimba, a social enterprise working to improve safe water access, and has run capacity-building programs in 20+ countries. Trained first as an engineer, she is completing a doctorate in public health at Harvard and earned her master's in ``Learning, Design & Technology`` at Stanford.
Lauren Ito is a designer, poet, and community craftswoman committed to advancing equity through art and design. As a community designer for IDEO's innovation portfolio, Lauren supports leaders enact social change across topics spanning circular economy, health, and mobility in cities, to name a few.
Kristin is currently the senior manager of community and corporate partnerships. In this role, she leads both the vision and execution of community and corporate stakeholder development with the ultimate aim of building new champions for KIPP DC. Kristin is a native of Los Angeles, California and obtained a bachelor of arts in communications and art history from Boston College.
Sam is an enthusiastic advocate for disaster preparedness and resilience education. Through her work at the American Red Cross, she believes preparedness education can be made accessible for all communities. She hold a MS in Disaster Resilience Leadership from Tulane University.
Macauley is engaged in using entrepreneurship for socioeconomic change, and has an extensive history working with early/mid-stage ventures operating in emerging markets. She holds a master's in Technology and Policy from MIT, and a certificate in sustainability from the Sloan School of Management.
Elinor is a policy advisor at Ontario's Policy Innovation Hub. She helps ministries tackle complex policy challenges and teaches public servants how to respond more flexibly to change. In her free time she volunteers at Kensington Hospice, collects taxidermy, and once biked from Toronto - Pittsburgh
Shahzarin's interests lie at the intersection of gender, health, and youth. She has experience in the roles of project and product management, operations, and partnerships. She is currently supporting grant management at the Packard Foundation in the theme of sexual reproductive health in India.
Sarah is a Marie Curie Research Fellow and a PhD Student on Open Design of Trusted Things (OpenDoTT), a joint project between the University of Dundee and Mozilla. She is exploring possibilities for smaller-scale Internet of Things (IoT) technology for grassroots communities and neighbourhoods.
Hayley is a Senior Associate at Instiglio, a non-profit organization working to improve the impact of social services in developing countries by tying funding to results. She was previously an ODI Fellow in Zanzibar, where she worked to build capacity in health financing for the Ministry of Health.
Camilla works for the Tony Blair Institute Rwanda project. She is based at the Rwanda Development Board as a Strategic Advisor to the Chief Skills Officer. Camilla is passionate about Youth Empowerment and finding inclusive and innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges.
As a researcher and M&E specialist, I promote using data for decision making to improve the quality of health care around the world. My other interests include environmental disease surveillance and water and sanitation development for neglected tropical disease control.
Maira is an international mediator, who has worked for non-governmental organizations, research organizations and the United Nations, including five years in Afghanistan, on subnational governance and conflict transformation.
Elana is the Founder & CEO of Acacia Innovations, a social enterprise in Kenya which provides an eco-friendly alternative to firewood made of sugarcane waste. She's proud to be providing livelihoods to 90+ Kenyans. She holds a Masters in City Planning from Pratt Institute, NYC.
Julia is a community builder striving to end homelessness. As a Director at Downtown Streets Team, she is developing transformational communities of unhoused folks who are improving themselves while beautifying their surroundings. Julia strives to foster a sense of belonging, place, and purpose.
Lilian is an international development professional, committed to shifting how the sector optimizes and scales impactful programs globally. She is driven by a curiosity to explore the interconnectedness of the world at large. When not on the go, she seeks peace swimming or diving in the ocean.
I'm passionate about making the world a better place. I'm dedicated my life to ocean conservation as a marine biologist studying threatened animals around the world. In 2016, I started a charity called Sea Smart to get kids excited about our oceans and inspire them to love and protect our oceans.
Christine is a systems thinker & management consultant aiming to transform the way that development programs, industries and businesses create lasting change in emerging markets. She is currently with Open Capital Advisors based in Nairobi, working with impact companies to raise capital for growth.
Christina has held positions in investor relations, partnership development, project management and communications. She has a passion for working in social impact through client-facing roles across accelerators, investment funds and with start-ups. She lives between San Francisco & Mexico City.
Magogodi oaMphela Makhene is a writer and entrepreneur. She's CoFounder of KYNDRED Company, a babeland startup helping women jumpstart their creativity through immersive experiences and digital tools. KYNDRED Co is doing for Creativity what Headspace did for mindfulness. She's working on a novel.
Tomoko is an Associate Director at Acumen working on expanding its Fellowship program to new geographies globally. She was the first instructional designer hired by Acumen and is passionate about anything talent development, organizational development, and coaching. She is from Tokyo, based in NYC.
Alexandria McBride is the Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) for the City of Oakland. As CRO, Alexandria leads cross-departmental initiatives to create a more equitable and responsive government, and engages community leaders and other stakeholders to build a more vibrant and connected Oakland for all.
Cyndi is a Sport for Development enthusiast, who leads on Learning and Research at Laureus, an organisation which supports nonprofits that use sport for good. She is passionate about bridging the gap between evidence and grassroots organisations through beneficial partnerships that enable learning.
Maxime is a passionate feminist dedicated to restoring dignity in Canada & abroad. At CARE Canada, she leads a diverse, empowered team who deliver humanitarian programs worldwide. As a Helping With Furniture board member, she raises funds to deliver more furniture to people restarting their lives.
As an Investment Principal at Mulago, Sarah sources, evaluates, and makes recommendations on social investments. She's worked for a variety of funders - including foundations, corporates and multilateral donors - and is passionate about channeling resources to high impact, scalable solutions.
Audrey is a development professional focused on advancing the financial health of low and moderate income people including women, youth and seniors. In her current role, as a Research and Insights Advisor for the UN Capital Development Fund(UNCDF), she develops insights from UNCDF's work in Asia.
Marie-Laure is passionate about the holistic health and wellbeing, and social entrepreneurship. She believes in the power of love and compassion. She's the COO and Coordination Lead of The Wellbeing Project, whose mission is to catalyse a culture of inner wellbeing for all changemakers.
Lena is one of the founders of Ready to Code, a non-profit in Germany that inspires girls to work in tech and connects women in IT. With her background in UX design, she loves to create inspiring events that connect people from different backgrounds.
Melanie's passion (and work at Impact Hub!) is about empowering the next generation of Cambodian changemakers, helping them to reveal their talents, and be part of the sustainable change they want to see in their country. She an alumnus of Frontier Incubators and loves cycling across the country.
Kellie uses human-centered design to expand access to higher education for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated Californians. As Deputy Director of Corrections to College, they are a systems-change practitioner working with more than 50 colleges aiming to better serve justice-involved students.
Alex is a global development professional especially passionate about access to mental healthcare worldwide. She is a portfolio manager for IDEO's open innovation practice, focusing on expansion in East Africa, and also serves as Director of Partnerships for Mental360, a youth advocacy org in Kenya.
Antonella Napolitano is Policy Officer at Privacy International, where she works on policy development on migration and social media intelligence. An analyst of the impact of technology on politics and society, she has worked to engage people for social change and build communities.
Leah has over 8 years of experience designing, developing, implementing, managing and scaling projects related to mobile communication and economic development. As 3-2-1 Product Director for Viamo, Leah currently works to connect millions of basic mobile phone users to free, quality information.
Katharina aims to transform debt collection into a tool that helps people in deep financial hardship to reclaim free and self-determined lives. She is passionate about radical responsibility in leadership and involved in shaping EHF, a global community of high impact entrepreneurs in New Zealand.
Rebecca invests in early-stage startups enhancing labor rights in supply chains with Working Capital Fund. She is also deeply passionate about impact investing, the future of work, and gender parity. She holds a BA from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Inès is a passionate French-Algerian human rights lawyer and is the co-founder and director of MENA Rights Group, a legal advocacy NGO which provides legal counseling to victims of abuses and lobby for legal and policy reform in the Middle East and North Africa.
As the Director of Institutional Philanthropy at Prosperity Now, Fatima Peterson works to secure millions in revenue each year to advance the organization's economic justice mission. She is passionate about bringing people together through stories to create meaningful connections and change.
Maria Potoroczyn is VP of Strategy, Innovation & New Ventures at Citibank's Global Consumer Bank. Maria is also Co-Founder and Board Director of WIN: Women in Innovation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to close the gender gap in the field of innovation.
Ana Gabriela is a global health practitioner and currently serves at the END Fund working on control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases. Originally from Nicaragua, the local and global context continues to inform her journey and commitment to social justice and human rights.
Nikki is committed to shaping an economy that works for everyone. One that promises equitable opportunity and outcomes and where all skills are valued. She is the Deputy Director for the Welcoming Center, a nonprofit at the nexus of immigrant integration and PHL's inclusive economic growth strategy.
Megan is a mental health innovator focused on helping ambitious leaders believe they are enough. As co-founder of Shift Collab, Megan's unique approach has grown the company to be a leading provider of therapy, education and training to top companies and individuals across North America.
Eliza founded Circles International to help social justice leaders cultivate resilience, prevent burnout and sustain their impact. She believes that emotional health and wellbeing are critical components for today's healing and social justice movements. She holds an MPH and MSW.
Lisa is a lawyer specialized in international criminal law. She investigates war crimes and crimes against humanity, represents victims in their quest for justice and builds the capacity of grassroots organizations to document atrocity crimes and push for justice. Lisa has worked in West-Africa and South-East Asia.
Daniela Saderi, PhD, is Co-Founder and Project Director at PREreview, a platform for the crowd-sourcing of preprint reviews. She recently obtained a PhD in Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University and she is passionate about fostering transparency and openness in academia.
Carrie Shaw works at the intersection of health education and virtual reality storytelling. She is the CEO and founder Embodied Labs, an immersive education and wellness platform for professional and family caregivers and the older adults they serve.
Katherine is a campaign strategist and founder of Chorus Campaigns. Chorus Campaigns is a collective that connects people that want to change the world with the support and expertise they need to do it. Previously Katherine was Campaigns Director Change.org the world's largest petition platform.
Tokiwa Smith is an alumna of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University ; Ms. Tokiwa Smith is a Chemical Engineer, Social Entrepreneur and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) educator. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Science, Engineering and Mathematics Link Inc.
Meghan builds community-centered experiences for women to develop sexual agency and has invested in many youth sexuality education programs. In her role at Enterprise for Youth, she creates opportunities for youth to gain more self-awareness.
Divya is passionate about uplifting adolescent girls and their leadership. She focuses on getting grantmaking resources directly in the hands of girls and young women, amplifying the stories of women who were once girls, and scouring history to find the answers to our current problems.
Bettina is an In-House Consultant at German Red Cross within the Digital Welfare Unit. She is passionate about innovation for social change, capacity building, women's leadership and gender equality. She was previously based in South East Asia working on human rights & women's leadership development
Almudena Toral is a visual journalist and filmmaker. She currently leads the enterprise video team at Univision News Digital, covering migration issues in the U.S. and Latin America. Her work has been recognized by World Press Photo, 3 Emmys, 2 Murrows, POYi and more.
Meredith is the Head of Operations in Cote d'Ivoire for Fenix International, overcoming distribution challenges to provide clean solar energy to rural homes. Meredith has been scaling social impact organisations for the last 6 years, including with One Acre Fund in Burundi and Kiva.
Jessica is project manager of the Global Distributors Collective. A collective of over 140 last mile distribution companies around the world. She is co-founder of The Green Angels, a start-up carbon neutral company whose mission it is to support individual's transition to a plastic free lifestyle.
Amanda Valenta is an Energy Specialist for the U.S. Agency for International Development where she focuses on climate change mitigation through deployment of renewable energy as well as promoting gender equity in the power sector.
Titania is a storyteller and social impact strategist who connects stories to people and people through stories. Her work cut across issues (refugee and immigration, education, economic empowerment ) and sectors (government, private, civic) in Asia, the US, and Africa.
Heather works with the government of Laos to ensure financial sustainability for immunization in the face of declining donor aid. Before this, she worked for the Global Fund and the Gates Foundation and completed her MPH in global health at Harvard. She also loves to sing, read, and travel.
Nicola is the director of the DAAD office in Canada, an international organization dedicated to academic exchange. She is passionate about education as a means to alleviate inequalities and to promote a self-determined life. She has been working and teaching in Germany and Tajikistan.
Kate believes that education has the ability to transform individuals and societies. Kate is a technical specialist with over 8 years' experience designing and managing non-formal education programs that support learners to develop character, connection to culture, and skills for life and work.
Julie is an immigration attorney focusing on access to justice issues at the intersection of immigration & criminal law in Texas. Julie has a JD from Harvard and a BA from the University of Texas-Austin. She served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay and loves her/all dogs.
Becky is a systems social scientist working with communities to address environmental health and social inequalities. In winter 2019, Becky will complete her Ph.D. on gender and agricultural extension in Liberia. She works with TerraGraphics Int. Foundation on human health risks in Kyrgyzstan.
Alex has worked at the nexus of non-profit, business, and gov. for her entire career. She is currently at REDF, a philanthropy that funds employment social enterprise, and provides hands-on technical assistance to grantees. She is passionate about advancing equity and justice through grant-making.
Cawo is a Water and Sanitation Specialist with MSF, working in global humanitarian contexts. Currently a PhD student at Tufts her interests lie in improving global access to safe water and sanitation. An avid traveller, Cawo enjoys overland travel and collecting stories from around the world.
Dr. Catharine Young holds a doctorate degree in Biomedical Sciences and serves as the Chief Foundation Officer and Executive Director for the Shepherd Foundation, an organization seeking to revolutionize treatment, care and education for rare cancer patients and their families.
Lungile Zakwe is a proud literary and education activist and leader with a huge interest in bridging inequalities. She is the Founder, President and Facilitator of AFRO-Freedom Book Club; a public book club that focuses on African writers to inspire dialogue and civic engagement in the community.
Shreya works at Digital Green, a non-profit supporting smallholder farmers in Asia and Africa improve their incomes by helping them access better quality information via digital tech. Before that she worked at McKinsey and graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School with a MPA. |
Anstes is the Country Head of the Tony Blair Institute in Rwanda, leading a team working to accelerate economic growth. She is committed to tackling development by putting governments in the driver's seat. She's passionate putting more dollars to work to improve citizen's health and livelihoods.
Maya Alkateb-Chami is the Managing Director of the Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School. A Fulbright scholar and UNESCO cultural heritage expert, her prior management and consulting work spans the sectors of international education, culture and the arts, and serving displaced populations.
Norah's passion lies in cultural heritage, and specifically in promoting collaborative and accessible research on the subject in the Gulf region. She co-founded Heritage Studies Collective, a non-profit network that encourages an effective community of heritage studies researchers within the region.
Megan is the Marketing Director at World Relief, a global humanitarian organization. She's happiest at the intersection of strategy, systems creation, and wordsmithing, and is currently leaning into the areas of gender justice and intersectional feminism. An avid reader, traveler, and card shark!
Allishia is an engaged community steward leading with love & joy to bring about radical social change. In her day job, she serves as the Chief of Staff for City Year, an organization that believes in the potential of all young people. Fun fact: Allishia loves TEDTalks and has actually given one!
Eva is an international development professional. Currently consultant for UNICEF on education issues, she previously worked at the World Bank and for the French Embassy in the US. She has a background in public affairs and economics. |
Elisabeth is a change agent who is passionate about business as a force for good. At BSR, Elisabeth works with companies on sustainability strategy, stakeholder engagement, and reporting and leads the Future of Reporting group. She is also a yoga teacher and stand-up comedian.
Hilary is a Policy Advisor at Ontario's Policy Innovation Hub where she supports teams to enhance and measure the impact of their work. She has worked across public, private and non-profit sectors to support measurable change on issues ranging from youth employment to gender based violence.
Eva works for the NGO Privacy International, where she leads on the work on economic and social rights. She has investigated government and corporate surveillance and documented the impact of data exploitation. Her work is influenced by her interest in gender issues and intersectionality.
Christin is a Partnerships Manager, creating networks and acquiring funding for refugee projects in Germany, Jordan and Lebanon. With a background in research on gender and migration and a Ph.D. in postcolonial studies, she is passionate about erasing inequality through education and advocacy.
Elizabeth is a museum technologist and President of the Museum Computer Network. Her current work focuses on managing open, respectful, and trustworthy platforms for sharing and working with data and developing programs that empower individuals to cultivate their digital capacity and data literacy.
I've dedicated my career to inspiring stewardship of our natural landscapes. I'm the co-Director of The Cairn Project, a nonprofit grant making organization expanding outdoor access for girls. I'm also a PhD research scientist working to understand how land use and global change impact soil health.
Rebecca is passionate about activating and aligning resources in service of communities that traditional systems have failed. She is the National Economic Development Program Officer at LISC, where she uses arts and culturally-based strategies as tools for inclusive economic development.
Deeptha is consummate joy-seeker and works as a senior design researcher, to create more joy for the bottom of the pyramid through well designed products and services. When not working she is exploring 'soul projects' that bring animals and people together in mutually enriching ways.
Helene is passionate about the social impact of women and girls' truest expression of themselves. As a coach, writer, feminist and global advocate she has been developing initiatives for women and girls' rights and empowerment under the UN in Southern Africa and the Arab States the past decade.
Emma is Head of the Global Distributors Collective, a collective of last mile distribution companies around the world. She is a Trustee at Ashden and a co-founder of Pollinate Energy, a multi-award winning social enterprise in India that brings clean energy products to urban slum communities.
Nicole Crescimanno is an organizer, connector, and artist who is deeply concerned about climate change. Nicole is working to build a strong and active group of young climate leaders from across New York State to enact bold state-level climate policy.
Camila is a transdisciplinar conservationist dedicated to fostering the reconciliation of natural ecosystems and human wellbeing. As CSF’s Program Manager, she is thrilled to play an active role in creating and leading relevant projects worldwide that contribute to decisions towards environmental and social justice between people and other species, across different generations.
Messay is an impassioned advocate for access to art for all. She is the co-CEO and co-Founder of goARTful, an DC-based art platform that seeks to democratizes access to visual art using a subscription model. She is also a Program Officer at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.
Hannah is a Senior Research Associate at the Global Impact Investing Network, an industry non-profit that scales the practice of impact investing. Hannah has a long background in social impact, having worked in microfinance, investment, and as a Fulbright Scholar with UN Refugee Agency.
I have been working with food since 2010. I've spent much of my career in the kitchen, making everything from pickled beets in Vermont to cupcakes in Nairobi. From 2017-2019, I had the opportunity to be a Leland Congressional Hunger Fellow, which exposed me to the world of food policymaking.
Jennifer is an attorney specializing in technology, human rights law and peacebuilding. Her work with NGOs and international tribunals focuses on ethical technology and strengthening international responses to armed conflict and mass human rights abuses.
Jasmine A. Edwards, is the CEO and Founder of i-Subz, a recruiting and placement marketplace for substitute teachers and schools that serve low-income students. She is a graduate of Digitalundivided's BIG Incubator Program and is currently a Fellow in Camelback Ventures 2019 Education Fellowship.
Sophie believes in the power of collective action as a tool for social change. As an attorney at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, she works with low-income tenants in Austin, Texas to amplify their voices as they fight for safer, healthier and more dignified living conditions.
Aeriel is focused on how technology can be used to provide affordable and convenient access to financial services in underserved markets. Currently Chief of Staff at FINCA Impact Finance, a network of 20 community-based MFIs and banks, Aeriel oversees strategy and program management efforts.
Amanda leads a network of innovators and inclusive business enthusiasts at MIT D-Lab's Practical Impact Alliance. She has spent the last 11 years working across corporate, startup, and international NGO ecosystems on how to build inclusive businesses and technology in emerging markets.
Briana plans and manages public health interventions in San Mateo County's Office of Diversity and Equity. There she works with community leaders to amplify the voices of marginalized folks and ensure better health for all. Her passion is helping people connect through difficult conversations.
Zeina is an Associate Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund where she invests in entrepreneurs who are diversifying the education workforce. She lives in Berkeley, CA when she isn't traveling to see family or take in new places and experiences. She has her MBA from UC Berkeley and BA from Harvard.
Jo works with people to make their cities better. From residents to Mayors, Jo believes that everyone has a role to play in building their city. Jo builds national networks, applies learning to change mindsets, and collaborates across sectors to inspire local action.
Beth is a Portfolio Associate with EWB Ventures, an early stage impact investing fund. She began her career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Rwanda and since then has worked to support entrepreneurs creating solutions to systemic challenges faced by marginalized groups. She holds an MBA from Berkeley.
Mai-Ling is passionate about designing technology for public good in cities. She currently works to make government simpler & easier to use at the City of Oakland. As Digital Engagement Officer, she leads a team of designers, content strategists, & developers to improve digital government services.
I have spent the past 10 years of my career engaged in workforce development. I believe that access to work means more than just a job - it means stability, engagement, belonging, and self-worth. My work is focused on creating learning opportunities for job seekers that guide them as they shift.
Karen Goldfeder oversees corporate partnerships with top brands (including Coca-Cola, H&M, and JetBlue) at DoSomething, the largest org for young people and social change. A professor Non-Profit Business at NYU, she earned her BA from Boston College, and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Katrina manages the Social Innovation Fund at Humanity United, a foundation of The Omidyar Group. She supports social enterprises developing technology to enable greater transparency & accountability in corporate supply chains. She is passionate about creative movement and holds a BerkeleyHaas MBA.
Adriana is interested in the intersections of technology, society and government. She is the co-founder of the initiative Wepublic, a political communications channel, and the director of the Prototype Fund, a funding program for Public Interest Tech. Her research focus is on Democratic Innovations.
Mansi is the founder of Unconform Studio, a design and strategy firm focused to create systems level change for women. Mansi has years of experience applying the design process in social impact, technology, and sustainable fashion manufacturing.
Lisa is the Senior Program Manager at Ranking Digital Rights, where she works to improve ICT companies' respect for privacy and freedom of expression. From satellite imagery to digital security trainings, she is driven to address issues of power and autonomy in the tech industry.
Laura has centered her work around the intersection of technology, international development, and social justice. Currently, she is the Communications Manager at The Engine Room, an international organization dedicated to supporting civil society in effectively using of data and technology.
Liz uses her law degree to mobilize the next generation of public service leaders at Equal Justice Works. She also serves on the Board of Directors of CASS, a grassroots organization that seeks to end public gendered harassment in DC using intersectional, community-based solutions.
Erin Harless is the Manager of Research & Learning at NewSchools Venture Fund, where she helps the organization to understand, strengthen, and communicate the impact of our ventures and to produce insights that inform the education sector.
| Shaina is focused on motivating diverse stakeholders to collaborate in service of pressing challenges and providing the platform to achieve significant impact, an approach she's honed in her current role at New Lab and in the past working for the NYC Mayor's Office and Bloomberg Associates. |||
Sophie is a lawyer and researcher at NYU's Furman Center. Her work focuses on housing, homelessness, and urban policy, with a particular interest in how cities provide restrooms and other hygiene and sanitation resources. She holds an MPhil from Oxford University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
Maeve is a medical doctor and researcher who is committed to improving the health of vulnerable populations in diverse settings. She is currently coordinating a large clinical trial based in Fiji that aims to prevent infections in mothers and babies, whilst undertaking her PhD.
A lawyer and consultant working in the governance and democracy sector in East Africa. I am currently a Hurford fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy. In 2014, I was awarded the young female lawyer of the year award by the Uganda Law Society
Yoojin founded WomanUp with the mission to encourage Korean women to leave their comfort zones and step up for leadership opportunities. Reach out to share your ideas on creative ways to empower more women! She graduated from UC Berkeley and will be attending the Wharton School for her MBA.
Jenny invests in global early-stage entrepreneurs using innovative technologies to enhance their customers' financial well-being and economic empowerment, with a focus on Latin America. She also supports portfolio companies across the US, Africa, and LatAm on operational projects and research.
Yoonji's Partnerships work at CareerVillage.org and Global Ties US supports her passion of bringing people together. From bridging students to the career advice they need to thrive in the workforce to connecting people across cultures, she's committed to collaboration for social impact.
Mallory Knodel is the Head of Digital for ARTICLE 19. She is a co-chair of the Human Rights and Protocol Considerations research group of the Internet Research Task Force, a chairing adviser to the Freedom Online Coalition and an executive board member of eQualitie.
Anna's personal mission to our planet and humanity is to build the nexus between the new and the essential for sustainable communities of change , as a natural motivator that seeks the truth and authenticity within people.
Molly is a global health practitioner focused on implementation and dissemination research. She brings with her a long-held commitment to research that focuses on implementation science approaches to bridge gaps between scientific evidence and the implementation of effective programs in West Africa.
Cath is a Regional Manager at WWF, the world's leading independent conservation organisation, supporting work in Africa and Asia. With an MA in Biological Anthropology and an MSc in Primate Conservation, she is passionately committed to finding conservation solutions that work for people and nature.
Chevy is intrigued by the intersection of global health equity, social innovation and data science. She has worked with NGOs and governments to implement digital health projects in 11 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. She will be boosting her skills to up her impact through grad school in 2019.
Anastasiya leads initiatives in financial innovation for impact investors and supports social enterprises as a virtual CFO - facilitating the flow of capital to impact-focused businesses in developing markets and enabling them to scale while creating lasting positive changes in the world.
Kristina is a human rights activist, co-founder and Germany Director of the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy, and advisor to the German Federal Foreign Office. She was also recently named on the Forbes 30 under 30 list. Growing up working-class she earned two master's, from UCL and Oxford Uni.
Catherine received her PhD from the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy at the University of Miami in 2017. Her dissertation studied interactions between humans and wildlife. She is a summa cum laude and phi beta kappa graduate of Amherst College, and was a 2007-2008 Thomas J. Watson Fello
Nia's passion is to create innovative learning solutions to drive increased capacity and, as a result, better livelihoods. As the founder of Innovative Global Learning Solutions LLC, she provides consultancy to global organizations to facilitate the development of learning strategies.
Experienced in Agribusiness. I have experience in multiple parts of the supply chain: origination, distribution, logistics and marketing. I have lived in multiple geographies in Africa and South East Asia and currently live and work in marketing for rice distribution in Accra.
Daphne is passionate about the intersection of governance and conflict, and has worked for years supporting activists throughout the Middle East fighting for democracy in their countries. As Deputy Country Representative at USAID, she currently oversees stabilization assistance to Syria.
Hannah Metcalfe is passionate about technology, business, and socioeconomic change. She has focused her career on global technology in emerging markets working on projects in Kenya, Madagascar, Mexico, India, China, and Bangladesh. Hannah is currently the Country Director for Viamo in Tanzania.
Laura Mitchell loves connecting people and ideas. She currently leads communications at the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale, and was previously on the founding team at Berkeley's Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation. She's worked on creative projects on journalism, art, data, and more.
A conservationist, Amber has worked on coastal habitat conservation in the US. She currently represents Puget Sound in a community dedicated to developing a shared vision for salmon recovery in WA. She enjoys hiking and travel and is passionate about working towards a healthy environment for all.
Sara is inspiring others and making positive change in the world through the power of reading. As Communications Manger at Words Alive, she helps others understand how a love of reading can change your life. In her spare time, she volunteers for The Harry Potter Alliance and Sister District Project.
Michelle works to ensure that millions of patients have access to primary health care, regardless of their ability to pay. She serves as is a mentor to students pursuing public health degrees, and performs in musical theatre fundraisers for public health and other social justice causes.
Lydiah is a Program Manager at an accelerator program supporting early stage growth entrepreneurs in Kenya. She enjoys working with local entrepreneurs and designing programs that drive impact. She believes in the potential of local trade and value chains to work profitably and for the poor.
Responsible for research, design and development of new sanitation products and services for the expansion of our Toilet Network at Sanergy. With over 5 years' experience in this field, my expertise spans research, project management, as well as monitoring and evaluation of public health programs.
My research interests are in cryptocurrencies and distributed systems. I received my PhD in computer science from MIT in 2015, gave a TED talk on the future of money, was named to WIRED's list of 25 leaders shaping the next 25 years of technology, and was listed on Fortune's Ledger 40 under 40.
Rasha is a Palestinian American who has dedicated her career to social justice. With over 10 years experience working with NGOs committed to social change, Rasha currently works at CARE. She is a Fulbright Scholar and received her Masters from the London School of Economics before moving to D.C.
Stephanie is deeply committed to closing the opportunity gap through education and empowering youth. She previously worked at KIPP and she currently works at WestEd, a research, development, and service agency, which works to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children.
An advocate for community driven solutions, Jenna has worked on capacity building programs in both the U.S and West Africa. She has spent the majority of her career at the intersection of education, equity, and philanthropy - with a passion for social justice and women's empowerment.
Kasia runs Mozilla's Internet Health Report, a compilation of research and stories explaining what's key to a healthier internet. She is a long-time open internet and digital rights advocate and a believer in the ability of people to reinvent the way power and ownership are distributed in tech.
Noa Oldak-Moradian is a human rights and social justice advocate passionate about genocide prevention, refugees, and minority rights. She currently focuses on grassroots organizing and community building in order to develop capacity for change and impact on local and global justice issues.
Vanessa's mission is contributing to a future where gender doesn't restrict opportunity. Measuring and standardizing performance returns through R I D D L is the deepest pathway for achieving that - and helping others achieve their missions. She's so looking forward to The Coaching Fellowship!
Neda has dedicated her career to building relationships and critical funds within the charitable sector, currently at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. Neda believes in our potential to lead with our strengths in order to contribute back to society and organizations in a meaningful way.
Charlotte is connecting the dots between philanthropy and systems change at Acumen, a nonprofit venture fund that invests in innovative companies serving people living in poverty. She honed her love of community building and sense of humor as a fourth grade teacher through Teach for America in South Texas. Previously, she helped to found and launch the NationSwell Council.
Paz works on creative programming, storytelling, & project management at Human Rights Watch. Together with human rights experts, she programs an annual conference & takes on cross-departmental projects to keep supporters apprised of the organization's work. Paz holds a labor studies MA from CUNY.
I use my broadcast experience with the BBC and ABC to set up media development initiatives with the aim of building healthy and vibrant media in developing economies, one that promotes good governance by providing people with information on government policies and giving citizens a voice.
As the Learning & Development Manager at Denver Public Library, I seek to create opportunities for our staff and teams to grow in order to support the mission of the library. I'm also focused on systems change and how the scaffolding around our efforts can improve results.
Ingrid Schoeman developed drug-resistant tuberculosis working as a dietitian in a public hospital in South Africa. She was in a coma due to liver failure from the toxic TB treatment. TB changed her life and today she is a passionate TB advocate. Ingrid is the Operational Manager at TB Proof.
Kate believes in the powerful role of education in creating understanding, and in the importance of asking difficult questions. Kate is the Assistant Director at The Bahá'í Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland. She holds a PhD in Peace Studies from Lancaster University in the UK.
Becca is passionate about helping non-profits run better through lean, data-driven approaches to operations. She leads growth, systems, and people operations at IDinsight, a fast-growing non-profit whose mission is to use data and evidence to combat poverty worldwide.
Kamardip is passionate about connecting local grassroots activists globally, exchanging strategies and tactics for sustainable social change. She focuses on feminist, anti-racist organizing, as well as sustainable healing practices to combat gender-based violence.
Udeitha Srimushnam is the Founder and Chief Practitioner of CommonGround Communications. Udeitha specializes in issues management communications - developing, deploying and measuring successful communications campaigns in diverse advocacy and community engagement engagements across the country.
Sarah is passionate about using research and evaluation for social impact. As Director of Research and Impact at Impact Hub, she manages impact measurement and management, research, and evaluation of a global community of 16,000 social innovators.
Heidi Sumser works at the intersection of finance and climate change for the Global Climate Partnership Fund (GCPF), managed by responsAbility Investments, a leading impact investor. She manages relationships with financial institutions in Latin America and helps them build a green loan portfolio.
Chelsea manages programs for OpenIDEO, working at the intersection of international development, human-centered design, and open innovation. Committed to health equity, she's held roles at FHI 360, PHI, and was a Global Health Corps Fellow in Uganda. She enjoys camping with her dog and is a new mom.
Leezel is a bridge journalist at the intersection of editorial, product, audience, business development, marketing, and sales. Leezel started her own consulting firm, StatFury. She was recently selected for Reynolds Journalism Institute Non-residential Fellowship to build a tool to measure impact.
Zoë is a caretaker turned freelance writer turned digitalist. Storytelling has always been at the core of her work - from painting a broader picture of sexual expression to stopping executions. These days, she manages the web presence of the criminal justice reform initiative #cut50.
Kathryn is a philanthropic advisor and consultant. She has expertise in partnering with individuals and families to develop giving strategies and source opportunities for social impact investments. She is passionate about environmental health, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility.
Tiffany is co-founder and CEO of Aeloi, a fintech social enterprise creating digital token powered finance for microenterprises. She has worked in statistics, tech, and development in Africa and Asia for the last decade; building bridges between World Bank offices and farmer field schools.
Strategic communicator, activist, editorial creative, and facilitator, Olivia harnesses the resources of multiple stakeholders to advance women's rights globally for progressive social justice organizations. Conflict resolution + her rural West TX roots are always on her mind.
Mary is passionate about cultivating inclusive, engaged and empathetic communities. For the past six years, she has been working throughout Southeast Asia leading outdoor education programs that encourage youth to discover more about themselves, their community, and the world around them.
Raquel is a lawyer specialised in the application of technology to international investigations of war crimes, crimes against humanity and mass-scale human rights violations. Raquel has worked in conflict and post-conflict environments in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.
Melissa is the public affairs strategist for the New Brunswick Women's Council, an independent public advisory body on women's equality. She's part of a small but dedicated team working to make systems-level change to create a more equatable society.
Passionate about the power of human potential, Rebecca is the Regional Director for Southeast Asia at the JUMP! Foundation, a non-profit social enterprise which uses experiential education to advance a world in which individuals realise their potential as conscientious leaders and global citizens.
Ella has more than 13 year work experience focusing on environment protection in both private sector and international organizations. Her specialties range from communications to sustainable agriculture, climate & energy, green finance etc.
Hannah has spent her career working at the intersections of education and social justice. She co-founded Seachange Collective to provide capacity building, strategic planning, and program design to strengthen and amplify the work of people and groups engaged in social justice-driven work.
Elyssa is passionate about solving thorny urban challenges across multiple sectors. She currently runs a public-private partnership in SF around family homelessness with Hamilton Families and worked previously for the City of New York launching a public-private partnership for women entrepreneurs.
Fiona leads the Clinton Foundation's clean energy work in the Africa region, serving as Senior Regional Manager for the Clinton Climate Initiative. She works with governments and utilities in island nations to develop and de-risk renewable energy projects and accelerate renewable energy transition.
In the 3 years since ``boomerang-ing`` back to her hometown of Akron, OH, Audrey's mission has been to encourage the success of families and small businesses through strategic investment, economic inclusion, and civic participation. Audrey is a locavore, dog person, and Olympic-style weightlifter.
Lucy is the Co-Founder and CEO of SetSail, an online education company that promotes cross-cultural exchange by teaching critical thinking and communication skills to prospective international students, particularly those from China. Lucy received her BA from Harvard and MBA from Wharton.
Safiyyah leads digital campaign strategy for national and local nonprofits. Prior to her current position at Media Cause, Safiyyah's work focused on sustainability and empowering entrepreneurs in the cleantech sector. She holds a degree in Earth Systems from Stanford University.
Liz Alarcón is a communicator, social entrepreneur and latinamericanist. She manages Pulso, a digital venture aimed at engaging 1 million Latinx voters by 2020. She also comments, writes and keynotes on culture and politics in Latin America, Latinos in the U.S. and U.S.-Latin American relations.
Tassya is a big-believer that financial literacy is the key to advanced society & prosperous life, especially for women. She has worked in financial industry for some time and currently commited to an organization which goals is financial inclusion - to give easier access to affordable loans.
Courtney is a yoga teacher and birth doula with a masters of public health and experience in global health research. She created Intimate Health Yoga, combining evidence-based sex ed, yoga, and integrative medicine to empower people to take control of their sexual health and pleasure.
Blair is breaking down the environmental and social barriers that prevent people from accessing mental healthcare by using her background in behavioral science and marketing. She co-founded The Stanford Lab for Brain Health Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and is a second year MBA student at Stanford.
Rachel is Deputy CEO of MFS Africa, Africa's largest digital payments hub, where she leads investor relations, strategic partnerships, and the company's impact strategy. She is passionate about developing robust ecosystems in financial services, investment, and tech innovation in Africa.
I am a dynamic advocate for health for all. I am the Deputy Director of Integrate Health, a growing global health non-profit whose mission is to end preventable deaths in neglected communities.
For the last decade, Alison has worked to make responsible financial services available to the unbanked and underserved. She is experienced in leading teams at the frontiers of financial inclusion and is passionate about scalable, market-based innovations that can be a force for change.
Julie currently leads Impact Water Uganda. Impact Water is a social enterprise that sells safe drinking water systems to schools on micro-credit. So far, her team has installed systems in 1,850+ schools across the country, impacting the lives of over 1,000,000 school children in Uganda every day.
Joanna is an innovative educator who seeks to use research and strategic design to ensure education is culturally relevant and accessible to all. She is the COO of the interdisciplinary social science research think tank, New Knowledge Organization Ltd.
Jacqueline is a nurse practitioner and founding member of the Chaco Fund, a non-profit scholarship fund that provides young rural Bolivia women with access to tertiary education. Her passion for serving those in greatest need is rooted in her experience training female beekeepers in Bolivia.
Amy graduated with degrees in history and urban planning from the University of Virginia and University College London. She's currently helping students pursue work they love at Minerva Schools at KGI. She's a secret (not so secret) anglophile, loves literature and hopes to always support students.
Katy is the Managing Director of EarthEnable Uganda, a social enterprise that improves health by selling earthen floors to upgrade unsanitary dirt floors. Katy is committed to building scalable and sustainable businesses in East Africa.
Madeleine Clare Elish is a cultural anthropologist whose work examines the social impacts of AI and automation on society. She currently leads the Intelligence & Autonomy Initiative at Data & Society, a non-profit research institute in New York.
Over the last decade, Lizeth Flores has worked to shift the narrative of what it means to be an immigrant, Latinx, and a woman, through her efforts as an an activist and writer. She currently resides in Los Angeles, and is part of the team at the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
Nicole helps underdogs in the non-profit sector build capacity to deepen impact. With a background in community development and social planning, she is currently working with the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough, leveraging community knowledge and engagement to drive positive change.
As Program Manager at The Coaching Fellowship, Skylar believes that positive social impact occurs only when those driving the effort are living their full potential. With a background in art, behavioral health and non-profit management, Skylar previously worked in developing peer delivered behavioral health services in her hometown of Lincoln, NE.
Based in Austin, TX and Pittsburgh, PA, I design digital experiences for culture and learning. I've previously worked at the Andy Warhol Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum, and La Victoria Lab, an innovation design studio in Peru. I also serve on the board of the Museum Computer Network.
Kathara Green helps to build the social impact ecosystem by providing spaces for learning, sharing new ideas, and building connections. Kathara is currently Program Manager at the Skoll Foundation, where she curates sessions and programming for the Skoll World Forum.
A global health and education advocate, Deepali has worked on campaigns in Asia and the US. Originally from India, she recently moved to Indonesia and currently works with the World Bank. She enjoys live music and travel, and is fascinated by the power of storytelling.
Jeannette has been advocating citizen empowerment and women's rights at Change.org, as DACH lead at GoFundMe and as co-founder of inclusive campaigning training Campaign Bootcamp Germany. Since beginning of 2018 Jeannette works in fundraising and strategy for the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy.
Caroline is CEO and co-founder of Nu Market, a social enterprise focused on expanding ethnic minority women artisans' market access. She's an award-winning documentary photographer and did a Fulbright in China photographing women artisans and researching their impact on local economic development.
Ksenia is a manager at Instiglio, a non-profit consultancy that helps make social programs more effective in solving the world's most pressing issues by tying funding to results. Ksenia supports Instiglio's Latin America strategy and manages results-based financing projects across the region.
Elena is passionate about enabling individuals that are improving the lives of vulnerable or underrepresented populations. She is currently the Director of Investments at EWB Canada, where her aim is to support social entrepreneurs in building more sustainable and inclusive economic systems.
Liza believes in the power of collaborative teams to transform violent conflict. She works closely with global negotiation experts to capture systemic lessons of their work and support the next generation of peacemakers. Liza is particularly drawn to the Middle East and collective trauma studies.
Anika Horn is an ecosystem builder for social change. With a Masters of Science in Sustainability and her experiences in startup acceleration across Europe, Australia, the U.S. and now Canada, she helps purpose-driven entrepreneurs launch, manage and grow socially responsible businesses.
Asehli is co-founder of Survivor Alliance, a social enterprise engaging society in a positive sexual revolution. A self-identified social justice entrepreneur and educator, she is combining education, community, creativity, and healing to end the cycles of sexual violence.
Christina leads the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School, a program of the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie organized with universities in Munich,Mexico City,Shanghai and Cape Town. Prior to that she worked for Muhammad Yunus in Colombia where she helped starting social businesses to fight poverty.
Isabel is dedicated to creating inclusive, empowering spaces for diverse leaders to learn and grow. At LEE, she connects educators work in policy and advocacy, and helps them build an understanding of their personal identities as leaders in the fight for a more equitable education system.
Priya's passion & purpose is to tackle intergenerational mental health issues for people of color. She's used her expertise in data analytics, social justice and human-centered design to improve the health of underserved populations in 10 countries. She holds an MPH in Epidemiology from Columbia.
Cate is adventurous, collaborative, and heart-centered. An innovation champion and nature enthusiast, Cate facilitates human-centered design sprints for global leaders, serves on the SXSW Pitch Advisory Board, and recently co-launched a tech conference in Canada.
Frederike is an advocate for justice in a world made of data. Privacy professional, security, data ethics.
Noushin Ketabi is a Co-Founder of Vega Coffee, the first online marketplace for farmer roasted coffee. She leads Vega's operations. Noushin is a certified coffee roaster and licensed Q Grader-a professionally trained cupper accredited by the Coffee Quality Institute to grade Arabica coffee.
Wren is a passionate labor activist who has spent the last six years working with working people across the country to build power in our workplaces, in our communities, and in our halls of government. She is currently the Midwest Campaign Lead with the Industrial Unit of the Communications Workers of America, a union representing 600,000 workers and growing.
Director of Strategic Partnerships at Simprints, with academic and field experience in international development and an intense passion for social justice. She engages with donors who are aligned with Simprints to tackle the biggest challenges in tech4good. She likes hiphop dancing and football.
Melissa is a freelance writer and artist committed to crafting beautiful, thought-provoking written and visual content. She has a passion for stories and cultivating space for diversity in all genres of literature and art.
Ally is a scholar-practitioner focusing on education, human rights, programming, advocacy, and monitoring and evaluation. Her work work focuses on education for those affected by conflict, migration, and displacement, specifically continuing learning in low-resource or low-income areas.
Miho is a Senior Associate Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund where she supports entrepreneurs who are designing and launching innovative public schools. She is originally from Birmingham, Alabama and recently graduated from Harvard University with her doctorate in education leadership (EdLD).
Shannon has dedicated her nonprofit career to changing the world one smile at a time. As VP & Regional Director for Americas & Europe at Smile Train, she is committed to implementing locally driven, sustainable solutions for free, comprehensive treatment for babies born with cleft lip/palate.
Laura is passionate about equity and higher education. She currently works implementing a vision for change for the Community College system in CA focused on increasing graduation, decreasing time and cost, and eliminating achievement gaps. Her work is being replicated across the state.
Elisa is the director of the Prototype Fund, a public funding program which supports independent software developers and their projects in Germany. She focuses on researching open digital infrastructure ecosystems and how to best support them, as well as bottom-up ways towards digital innovation.
Oyana works for Fenix International, a renewable energy and financial services company serving rural customers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Oyana focuses on Country Expansion, leading Fenix into new markets including Zambia, Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire and others.
Elise works at the intersection of human rights, health equity and social impact. She supports community health initiatives at Partners in Health in Malawi and previously, managed an international reproductive health advocacy initiative at the Aspen Institute. Elise loves sunshine, mountains, and coffee.
Renee McKeon is passionate about helping others maximize their potential to reach their goals & about improving the food system. She has lived in DC for 5 years and loves this gorgeous city for all it offers and its inspiring and fascinating people.
Nadya's passion is to bring about a sustainable change in the world and see the implementation of innovative and smart tech solutions which are in line with the environment. She is the Business Development Manager at a social enterprise in Uganda, which provides save drinking solutions to schools.
Innae believes in the power of partnership, connecting people from all perspectives to lead to social impact. As Director of Corporate Partnerships at Teach For America, she focuses on opening the door for companies to help the education sector ensure all children receive the education they deserve.
Diksha's focus lies in improving the access and quality of public health services. She has 7 years of experience in designing, prototyping & testing evidence based interventions for impact at scale, supporting governments of India and Kenya to implement innovative solutions in health and education.
At FHI 360, Priyanka leads with passion to support innovations with potential to drive large-scale impact and solve global problems vis purposeful collaboration. She has 10+ years of cross-industry experience in health, education, tech, economic development and impact investing in Asia, Africa & US.
Gina Rautenberg is a freelance writer and the founder of 78 Cents Project, a pro-bono resume consultancy dedicated to eradicating the gender wage gap. By offering free resume assistance & career guidance, she empowers and activates women to land the job they're dreaming of and the wage they deserve.
Leanne is a Filipina feminist organizer, political educator & project manager. She has worked with grassroots groups and NGOs in the US and regionally across the Asia Pacific, focusing on gender, socio-economic justice and development issues. She manages the Economic Policy program at ESCR-Net.
With over 10 years in the nonprofit sector, Cathryn carries a strong interest in health and wellness and human services. She strives to use fitness as both a connector for communities and for helping individuals find their potential in sport and beyond.
Kathryn helps impact investors deploy capital more effectively to achieve maximum impact. At the GIIN, Kathryn works closely with leading impact investing organizations to address common challenges and share best practices with the intention of responsibly scaling the industry.
Daniella is dedicated to fostering a vibrant, inclusive local food system. Through her role at Kitchen Table Advisors and beyond, she harnesses the power of creative and immersive storytelling to amplify the stories of communities of color and to bring folks together around a shared love of food.
Rupika is a Manager at IDinsight where she supports partner organization by generation and use of evidence in making programmatic and policy level decisions to improve social impact. She has experience of managing large scale research studies in agriculture and financial inclusion sectors in India.
Melissa has 10 years of experience in philanthropy and manages Bank of the West's CSR efforts in its Northwest region. She is passionate about financial inclusion and community development and has a drive to develop programs and strategies that create positive social and economic impact.
Rosie works as a consultant at Taproot Foundation where she connects nonprofits with the specialized pro bono support they need to achieve their missions. She works between the corporate and nonprofit sectors and believes in the power of building bridges and finding common ground.
Nae is passionate about empowering high school students to succeed holistically, from academics to becoming a more self-aware, growth-oriented, empathetic version of themselves. In a previous life in finance and management, Nae uses her business acumen to shape the education system.
Madiha Tariq is the Deputy Director of the ACCCESS Community Health & Research Center where she oversees health promotion and disease prevention programs focused on immigrant and refugees. She is passionate about health equity and creating an infrastructure focused on empowering the grassroots.
As Head of Consulting at Agora Partnerships, Jen leads a team of consultants in providing strategic consulting to social entrepreneurs to across Latin America. Previously, Jen worked directly with entrepreneurs as a consultant and worked in education reform in the United States.
Norette has over 15 years of experience in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. In her work at Resonate, she pursues her passion of unlocking the leadership potential of women in East Africa. She is a mother of 3, loves meeting new people and trying different cuisines.
Joy is passionate about educational equity and works to ensure first year teachers are prepared. As the Managing Director of Institute Programming for Teach for America Los Angeles, she designs the learning for over 250 new teachers and leads the team of coaches and facilitators that support them.
From Mumbai to New York, Sonam is passionate about cities and the technology that drives them forward. Her expertise is in housing, infrastructure, and economic development. Sonam is currently a Senior Advisor to NYC's Deputy Mayor, and has previously worked at the World Bank and Goldman Sachs.
Isharna is the founder of Coral, an venture-backed app designed to help us cultivate a healthier and happier approach to sexuality. Sexuality is an integral part of our health and happiness - let's work on it! Isharna is passionate about using technology and business to facilitate positive impact.
Sivan is dedicated to helping public health organizations use technology and data to improve quality, access, and the patient experience of healthcare. She currently leads the Product Management & Analytics team at the San Francisco Health Plan, which aims to ensure universal health coverage in SF.
Suk-Ann is a senior biologist with Coast Ridge Ecology, where she works to protect endangered species and implements local conservation efforts in San Francisco, CA. She is headed to the Ecuadorian Amazon to support Pachamama Alliance's Sacred Headwaters Initiative in December 2018.
Yemisi is a Health Systems Specialist working on designing effective systems for preventing and controlling the spread of infectious disease outbreaks. She is passionate about establishing a regionally scalable sports-4-development innovation center in West Africa for promoting healthy lifestyles and wellbeing.
Elizabeth is currently managing a global leadership development program at a startup in Bangkok focused on women in Asia as well as running her own yoga business. Her previous experience in facilitation, service innovation and research has taken her across Africa, Southeast Asia and South America.
Jamie is the Uganda Country Manager for Viamo Inc where she works with partners to help them integrate innovative ICT approaches to Behavior Change Communication and Monitoring & Evaluation. With a background in International Development she loves applying tech solutions across sectors.|
Meg is a Manager at IDinsight in Manila, where she supports international development policy makers generate and use rigorous evidence to improve their programs. She has a background leading and supporting community-based public health programs, primarily in Battambang, Cambodia.
Brianna is transforming sexuality education to create a more intimate world. Her approach is kind, not severe; works to integrate sexuality, not manage it into submission; and recognizes the need for sexuality to become a strength of individuals, relationships, & communities rather than a liability.
Christa is the manager of the San Francisco Financial Justice Project, a first-of-its kind city-led effort to assess and reform how fines and fees impact low-income people. Throughout her career, Christa has managed programs and advocated for policies the break the generational cycle of poverty.
Daisy is passionate about finding innovative and research-backed solutions to globally pervasive problems and has worked in entrepreneurship, agriculture, energy, health, and education. She is committed to creating innovative, local, and sustainable solutions to challenges in West Africa.
Joyce is a cofounder of The Seventh Wave, a nonprofit arts + literary org that tackles timely social issues via editorial work, events, mentorship, and education. She believes in storytelling as a way to engage communities in difficult but necessary conversations in order to enact positive change.
Zuzia is a multimedia storyteller, providing human rights organizations with strategic guidance for more effective communications. She is the Communications Director for IMPACT, an international non-profit transforming how natural resources are managed in areas where human rights are at risk.
At Skoll, Hannah works to identify social entrepreneurs with the potential to drive large-scale social change and solve the worlds most pressing problems. Prior to Skoll, Hannah worked in human rights and anti-human trafficking in multiple countries across SouthEast Asia and West Africa.
Working in healthcare and social impact for 10+ years, Azra focuses on solving critical issues in health and advocating for quality and equitable access to services. She is passionate about the intersection of health and technology and its ability to drive change and accelerate impact. |
Sophie is Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting Manager for Internews in South Sudan. Disillusioned with antiquated development approaches, she was determined to do development better. Sophie has worked with numerous organizations to employ data-driven, dynamic approaches to drive their impact.
As the co-founder of Code.X, Jessie empowers youth in developing countries to become changemakers. She leverages her experiences as a product engineer and high school computer science teacher to equip students with the problem-solving skills to identify and build technology for their communities.
As Co Founder and CEO of the ethical fashion company Teysha, Sophie has led the creation of a supply chain which empowers artisans in Latin America to express their talents, while bringing handcrafted goods to the world market. Sophie is passionate about international development, fashion and travel
Nat Evans leads Strategic Partnerships at Nexleaf, a nonprofit designing sensor technologies and data analytics to improve human and planetary health. Nat is passionate about sustainable innovation, social equity and the environment. She enjoys filmmaking and comedy. Nat holds a B.A. from Harvard.
I am the co-founder of CatSpring Yaupon. I previously received my MBA from Acton, an entrepreneurship program after working for both lululemon athletica and Ernst & Young in Washington DC. Born and raised in Texas, I had to import my British husband. We currently live in Austin with our dog.
Lissa helps impact investors and entrepreneurs understand the social and environmental change they contribute to within the communities they reach. At the GIIN, she develops tools and guidance that help investors measure, analyze, and strengthen their impact.
Serri is the Director of Digital Training on NPR's Training team. In that role, she serves as editor and publisher for npr.org/training and helps public media journalists create intentional, distinctive stories for digital audiences.
From the UN to refugee camps to classrooms, Jessica has worked globally to positively impact the world and help others unleash their capacity to do the same. At Kiva, she builds partnerships and programs to educate and inspire others to find innovative means of overcoming global challenges.
Jamilla utilizes principles of community-driven, asset-based development with extremely low-income communities in the USA and Kenya. As Kenya Associate Director of Kounkuey Design Initiative, she bridges community vision to local and national resources for youth, housing and economic development.
Dima is the co-founder and CEO of Eewah Improv Theatre Co. From her career as a finance consultant, she noticed that the best strategies and plans fail due to poor organizational culture. she founded Eewah as a means of spreading the mindset of collaboration in her home country of Saudi Arabia.
Shruti is trained in statistics, economics and public policy and is passionate about working with policymakers to ensure decisions are driven by evidence and effective programmes are scaled up.
Sarah Jewell loves working with visionary leaders to turn their big picture plans into reality. She is the director of Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA, which was founded by 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee to support women and girls' rights and leadership in Liberia and West Africa.
Fatima Kamenge has spent most of her life traveling and living between a few African countries and Canada. She is a professional migrant and is looking forward to redefining the immigrant experience in the world. She cannot wait to build more bridges between the most remote and the closest cultures.
I am the Life skills empowerment and social impact manager at Abahizi Rwanda. I lead a program that teaches employees about Health and nutrition, Financial literacy, Leadership, English and provides a counseling program.
Emi is the founder of Beyond the Surface International, a nonprofit working with marginalized, remote coastal communities for socio-ecological resilience through nonviolent communication tools. Emi is pursing a Masters in Marine Biodiversity & Conservation at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography.
Sarah is passionate about centering communities in their own solution-building. She is the founder and Executive Director of Development in Gardening (DIG), a non-profit that develops sustainable gardens providing access to high quality food for nutritionally vulnerable people around the world.
Cynthia’s interests lie at the intersection of business, innovation & impact. She has helped launch many ventures, from community-run ecotourism businesses to a national strategy for sustainable tourism. She is the founder of Wello, an award winning social venture that co-creates innovations designed to provide better, reliable access to safe water.
Alana is an innovative global practitioner who excels at bridging the gap between research and implementation. She works at the intersection of gender, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and social justice. Alana founded Collective Impact to foster cross-sector collaboration.
As the Principal of Harlem Village Academies West Elementary, Meg is responsible for ensuring exceptional academic and social-emotional outcomes for the school's 500+ students. She is passionate about closing the opportunity gap that exists for children in New York City through this work.
Laura is passionate about education and social activism. As program manager for The Tiyya Foundation, she oversees Tiyya's adult and youth programs which provide community support to families of refugees, low-income immigrants, and displaced Americans. She also manages the 100+ volunteers per year.
After closing her company Agruppa, Verena is a social entrepreneur without an enterprise, exploring new avenues to generate impact . She is passionate about food systems, business model innovation and using markets to create a more inclusive future.
Jocelyn cares deeply about equitable access to opportunity and is passionate about creating diverse and safe teams within which individuals can thrive and contribute fully. She is currently leading a multinational team of Project Managers who design and implement M4D interventions globally.
Sara is passionate about increasing access to educational opportunities. Presently, she is the Director of EMERGE, which is a program that empowers and prepares high performing students from underserved communities to attend and graduate from selective colleges and universities across the nation.
Am the Operations Director at Maisha Meds. I have extensive experience leading complex field operations in Kenya, Uganda and Malawi; with a background in carbon financing, audits and survey administration at Evidence Action and operational research and development at Innovations for Poverty Action.
Ms. Mattingly is a speech-language pathologist (SLP), strategic consultant, and the Chief Programs Officer of the Traumatic Brain Injury Warrior Foundation (TBIWF). She has over twelve years of experience treating survivors of brain injury and, with her co-founders, recently launched TBIWF.
Lais is a World Bank Health Specialist from Brazil. She works globally with ministries of health in the development and implementation of health policies and programs, focusing on sexual and reproductive health and nutrition. She's interested in the transgenerational transfer of healthy habits.
Jennifer M̦ller-Gulland, a water economist, is an independent advisor to UNDP, the World Bank and other clients, on questions related to water management. She works with governments, private sector and civil society in developing countries to catalyze change, which enables sustainable development.
As Programs Lead at West Africa Vocational Education (WAVE), Noella is helping to level the playing field for systematically excluded youth in Nigeria. She is passionate about increasing access to quality education in Africa.
Melizsa is a partnerships and resource mobilization specialist who is passionate about unlocking funding for important causes. She supports nonprofits to grow their income and influence, and is currently Head of Partnerships at the Aga Khan Foundation East Africa, a leading poverty reduction agency.
A passionate science communicator, Dana has centred her work around creating moments of engagement and discovery. As Head of Programs at the Canadian Museum of Nature, she currently leads the development and delivery of programming that educates and inspires audiences about the natural world.
Kelsey works as a registered nurse in the Neuro ICU and serves on the Penn Medicine Opioid Stewardship and Education task force. She is passionate about harm reduction, working with Prevention Point Philadelphia to staff a mobile wound care clinic focused on providing humane care for IV drug users.
Bianca works to create equitable outcomes for all students in Los Angeles. She currently develops community-based programming for over 200 teachers and advocates as a Director of Corps Member and Alumni Impact with Teach For America Los Angeles. Bianca also teaches part-time at Loyola Marymount.
Kathryn is drawn to thoughtful technologies and teams with grit. She is the Deputy Director at Saha Global, whose work in Ghana is getting the cleanest water to the poorest people. She has a lasting love of human-centered design, mostly-accurate maps and motos.
Evgenia is founder & CEO of Teach For Bulgaria, an independent non-profit that aims to provide access to quality education to all children in her country by enlisting Bulgaria's most talented young professionals to be effective teachers and change agents in education and society.
Janae is changing how we think about leadership development. As a program designer and community organizer she's made a career of finding magic in what's mistaken as routine. She's the Director of Leadership and Education at the Harry Potter Alliance, and hopes one day she can impress SUE the T.rex.
I am Project Management and Supply Chain Management professional, I have studied and worked in six different countries and have experience in East and West Africa working for both social enterprises and NGOs. I am currently re-thinking how we create impact around us and how to improve mine!
Passionate about peace, justice and community wellbeing, Lisa directs the San Mateo County Pride Center -the first LGBTQ+ center in her home county. She previously worked as a Peace Studies teacher, program administrator, community organizer, youth program coordinator, and union representative.
Zara Rahman leads the Research and Engagement team at The Engine Room, an international non-profit organisation supporting civil society to use tech and data more effectively. Her work has focused on the intersection of technology, power, and social justice.
Laura is the Colombia Fellows Program Manager for Acumen.Passionate about human potential,social impact and leadership,she's working on adapting and launching the renowned program in her birth country.As an Acumen Fellow herself,she's in a journey to support building a Colombia post-conflict.
Sarah is a Senior Associate for New Vaccine Introduction on the Global Vaccines Delivery Team at the Clinton Health Access Initiative. Sarah's work focuses on accelerating access to life-saving vaccines, such as HPV, in Africa and Asia and identifying opportunities to strengthen global policy.
Andrea's passion for economic empowerment stems from her service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras and El Salvador, where she worked to promote entrepreneurship and financial inclusion in rural and indigenous communities. She now manages similar programs for refugees with the IRC in San Diego.
Amanda is passionate about using data to improve development effectiveness. She currently works with Social Impact Inc. as a Senior Program Manager where she manages and implements utilization-focused evaluations throughout Asia. She lives in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Meghan serves as Program Director at Spark, where she works to advance gender equality. She is passionate about equalizing opportunities, especially for under-represented populations, and the power of visual media to build bridges. In her spare time she enjoys bringing together friends over food.
As Senior Manager of College Match, Katie works with KIPP College Counseling teams to surface bright spots and challenges, and supports the network with training and tools. Katie is passionate about serving a network that prepares first-generation students to be leaders and live choice-filled lives
Katie is co-founder & CEO of Khethworks, which makes solar powered irrigation systems that enable small-plot farmers to cultivate year round. Driven by the transformative power of affordable & reliable irrigation, Katie & team moved to India in 2016 to launch Khethworks.
Hima is the Founder of InquiBox, a start-up that aims at developing 21st-century skills including creativity, curiosity and critical thinking in children, with a focus on experiential learning through play. She is a NASA Datanaut; and also works with non-for-profits in addressing diversity and coaching SMEs in developing countries.
Katie is passionate about the potential for innovation to solve systemic problems, particularly in developing regions. Katie helps social entrepreneurs enhance their impact through financial modeling and strategic management. Leading the finance team at Sanergy, she has been a driving force in scaling the organization's safe sanitation value chain through organizational restructuring, publications, and strategic finance work.
As Co-Founder and Deputy Executive Director of Girl Up Initiative Uganda, Kim is dedicated to empowering girls to speak their truths while challenging deeply held gender inequalities. Kim is a social entrepreneur, yoga teacher, and nature lover splitting her time between Norway, Uganda and the US.
As Senior Manager of Reporting & Contributions at World Relief, Cara enjoys using her background as a CPA to help maximize the organization's financial resources. She is passionate about building up under served communities from within by investing in and elevating the voices of indigenous leaders.
Nadila is a Posse Alum and Fulbright Scholar and is a graduate of Wheaton College and UPenn. She serves on the National KIPP Foundation team and manages the national persistence strategy and projects for the network. Nadila is passionate about women's leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Lola is dedicated to enabling access to STEM education for disadvantaged communities and leveraging technology to create solutions for challenges faced in Africa. At Global Minimum we inspire a generation of young African innovators and leaders through maker education and project-based learning.
Michelle is the Acting Manager at the Government of Ontario's Social Enterprise Unit. Through the implementation of Ontario's Social Enterprise Strategy, she works on a series of program and policy initiatives designed to accelerate the growth of the social enterprise sector.
As International Projects Manager at The Change.org Foundation, Katherine works with partners on programs that put people's lived experiences at the center of social change campaigns. She is passionate about tackling inequality and lack of access to resources in social movements and civil society.
Meredith Baker currently serves as the Country Director for the Democratic Republic of Congo with Voto Mobile/Human Network International. Ms. Baker is an ICT4D specialist with more than seven years of experience in the global digital health sector.
Marcela is a Nicaraguan American and has dedicated her work to social justice, equity and cultural diversity. In 2012 she joined Global Glimpse, a non-profit that prepares US high school juniors to be responsible global citizens through travel. She now serves as the VP of International Programs.
Hayley has focused her career on developing emerging leaders within social enterprise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Previously running fellowships for EWB Canada and working with youth leaders in small-holder farming communities, she is currently the Director of People and Culture at PEG Africa.
Julia is passionate about the power of business to bring positive social as well as commercial impact. She currently leads projects aiming to unlock the transformative power of mobile technology at a national level in emerging markets for the GSMA.
I am passionate about nurturing and restoring people's relationships with nature. As the incoming Director of Global Diversity Foundation, I oversee field projects for community conservation in Morocco and a global environmental leadership training programme. I live on a rural smallholding in Italy.
Lakeya is the CEO of the Network for Social Work Management, an international organization dedicated to strengthening social work leadership in health and human services. She's passionate about social justice and believes that by investing in leaders you are investing in stronger communities.
Arianna has spent 6 years in Philanthropy as a Program Officer and consultant developing, implementing, and evaluating strategies that advance equity. She has experience in early childhood development and education, policy and advocacy, and research and evaluation at regional and global levels.
I am an advocate for women's entrepreneurship, innovation and rights. I launched Led By HER an incubator to help women who have suffered from violence become entrepreneurs through courses, mentoring and events. We have a community of 250 volunteers, large companies and international organizations.
Andy Coravos is a software engineer and digital rights activist. She's the CEO & co-founder of ElektraLabs.com, a digital medicine platform. Andy is on the Board of VisionSpring, an affordable eyewear social enterprise. Previously, she co-founded CODE@HBS and worked at KKR and McKinsey.
As Chief of Staff of private development at World Relief, Joy finds it a privilege to effectively share the compelling story of community-led transformation across the world. She is continuing to explore her passions for international business and women in leadership through a Global MBA from IE.
Alyza is passionate about finding opportunities where technology innovation, and a lean, user-centered approach can make international development more efficient. She believes in bringing the rigour of the tech world to the fight against poverty and inequality. She currently does Product for myAgro.
Amira Dhalla is the Lead for Women and Web Literacy at Mozilla working to create a more equal, open and accessible web for everyone. Amira has worked for many years building communities and movements among nonprofits, startups, social enterprises and technology-focused organizations.
Jacklina is a social entrepreneur who is deeply engaged in Social Activism and change. She is the co-founder of Beinco, a social venture that facilitates transformative entrepreneurial workshops to enable communities and organizations to realize their collective wisdom and co-create positive change.
Jess helps great social entrepreneurs grow their impact. With Kiva, she has been a driving force in scaling Kiva US to new cities, creating corporate engagement programs, and launching a fund to support refugee entrepreneurs. Previously, she was Director of Partnerships at Ashoka Changemakers.
Nadiya has a passion for working with emerging leaders and social change initiatives. She is Dean of Scholarships at the Rhodes Trust, Oxford. Her experience spans strategic projects, policy advisory, coalition building from her home in the Caribbean to her alma maters Stanford & Oxford Universities
Maria Franco searches for lasting solutions to poverty that can scale. She runs two fellows programs at the Mulago Foundation that focus on the design of an impact model and building an organization that can deliver. Prior, Maria ran impact evaluations at MIT's Poverty Action Lab in Chile.
Susanne is passionate about Sport and development. She currently works at the German Olympic Sports Confederation where she is responsible for projects all around the world to use sport as a tool to contribute to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, e.g. in Namibia, Turkey, Rwanda, Uganda or Brazil.
Kathryn is passionate about promoting wellbeing. She has done this through advocacy, developing peer support networks, curating wellbeing festivals and being part of The Big campaign team which empowers people to connect with their neighbours to improve peoples sense of belonging to where they live.
Emily Graslie is Chief Curiosity Correspondent for The Field Museum in Chicago, and the creator, host, writer and producer of The Brain Scoop, an educational YouTube channel that explores the research and collections work of natural history museums. Loves anything that makes her go, 'Huh. Cool!'
Hanna co-owns Dorsu, an ethical clothing company operating in Kampot, Cambodia, creating high quality clothes, and selling to conscious individuals and companies across the world. Hanna leads a passionate, progressive team who are committed to doing business right by people and the planet.
Elena Harman leads Vantage Evaluation, specializing in transforming how organizations think about and use evaluation. With the brain of an evaluator and the heart of a capacity-builder, her dream is that evaluation will become an indispensible strategic tool for all purpose-driven organizations.
Judith is a trainer, poet, and engineer by training. She lives, loves and works in Tanzania where she builds up talent systems for Mobisol, an East African solar off-grid company. Judith is looking for ways to enhance her impact in making organizations more human, so people can truly develop within.
Casey is committed to aligning resources behind social causes she believes in. She is currently leading development at Indivisible, an organization that exists to serve 6000 groups that are defending progressive policy across the country. Her background is in peacebuilding in the MENA region.
Dana is a graphic designer and social entrepreneur. Through her design agency, Holliday Ink, she partners with purpose-driven companies to accelerate impact. She is also the Co-Founder and Creative Director of SOLO Eyewear, an eco-friendly sunglass company that restores vision for people in need.
Sarah-Marie is a German-American social innovation strategist and designer. Through Ashoka U, she equips universities globally to embed social innovation into their culture, programming and operations. Through Thriving in a Noisy World, she builds community and tools to unleash the power of quiet.
Blaire connect the dots of the work of the Boston Public Schools Department of Early Childhood. She leverages her background in strategic planning, finance, and project management to work with her team to invest in high quality early education projects that close opportunity and achievement gaps.
Sunkyo is the Director of Customer Experience and Talent at Fenix International, a next generation energy company with a mission to transform the quality of life of our customers through innovation in energy and financial services.
You'll always find Priyanka working at the intersection of social innovation and entrepreneurship. As the co-founder of a global mentorship program, GirlzFTW, she works to connect girls to inspiring mentors. Priyanka is also driving impact through her work as Managing Editor of Conscious Magazine and as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community.
Aude has a 10-year experience in the environmental sector and she is an expert in communications and sustainability. In 2015, she started a social startup incubator in Mexico City dedicated to find new solutions to water issues. She is passionate about positively impacting the world.
Melissa manages operational partnerships between One Acre Fund and financial service providers with the goal of improving the poor access that smallholder farmers currently have to revenue generating agrifinance products and services.
Julia Kloiber is the Co-Founder of Code for Germany and the Prototype Fund. She works as a Head of Strategy and Civic Tech for the Berlin based non profit Open Knowledge Foundation. She's passionate about growing open communities and applying creative solutions to difficult problems.
Courtney Lawrence is a Southeast Asia based founding CEO and curator of Designing for Social Innovation and Leadership (DSIL) Course. Currently Courtney serves as Adjunct Facultat Thammasat University, School of Global Studies and Social Entrepreneurship (GSSE). Her academic research focuses on the intersection of sustainable economic development, social enterprise and design thinking.
Jennifer Lee protects the Pacific Northwest environment as Director of Policy and Planning for Puget Sound Partnership. She previously advised the White House on law and policy by using creative problem solving approaches to tackle complex challenges in science, technology, and marine conservation.
Nadia moved to Pakistan in 2010. She now runs Ecole des Lumieres, the only Western-owned school in the country. Because a school is only as good as its teachers, she aspires to make training, for private primary & preschool teachers and especially parents, the rule rather than an exception.
Ashley Lewis is an Investment Officer with Accion Venture Lab, a fund focused on fintech for financial inclusions, and leads the organization's investment work across West Africa. She is also the co-founder of Invest With Impact, the first talent agency for the impact investing space.
What bothers Mriganka most, is the lack of basic human dignity afforded to all, based on where they are born. Currently Associate Director with Microenergy Credits in Nairobi, she led the development of the world's first clean-energy mobile loan. She has worked across S.Africa, the USA and India.
Rui is a founder of Rookie Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to investing in the best student-led startups in Asia. She has nearly 15 yrs experience in tech and investing, and is currently focused on neurotechnology and mental health. She's an advisor to several funds and startups globally.
Jessica is the founder of Reconsidered, a boutique consultancy that helps organizations build impactful social responsibility strategies, communications and community - all with the goal of driving positive behavior change.
Lucy is a pediatrician & the co-founder of StreetCred, an anti-poverty intervention providing free tax preparation to low-income families in pediatric clinics. She became interested in the health-wealth connection as a Peace Corps volunteer working with a women's microfinance initiative in Namibia.
Gloria is the new Partnerships and Community Engagement Manager at NYC Kids RISE, a non-profit that provides scholarships for low income public school kindergarteners. Passionate about social justice, and a native New Yorker, Gloria received her BA in Philosophy from Wellesley College.
Passionate about financial inclusion and community-led development, Emily currently works at Kiva, managing two of Kiva's three volunteer programs. She has also worked in rural finance in Senegal, West Africa and with refugees in Sacramento, CA.
Kristy is a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State and the Founder & President of the Young Professionals in International Affairs (YPIA). She founded YPIA with the goal of creating an interconnected international community that better understands the world around us.
I live to make meaningful connections (partnerships) that lead to higher impact and innovation where 1+1=100. Overall I'm a social entrepreneur, artist, motivational speaker and food critic but most importantly I am a life-long learner, thinker and aim to live a meaningful and impactful life.
Cezarina is originally from Romania and now living in Mexico. She is passionate about social entrepreneurship and moved to Latin America to consult and accelerate impactful ventures across the region. Her interests include design thinking, marketing, business and financial consulting and coaching.
Shubra is a Chicago based attorney seeking to incorporate international human rights principals to domestic civil rights advocacy. At the People's Law Office, she represents people who have suffered from police misconduct, government misconduct and wrongful convictions.
Erin is a designer and software engineer hybrid and entrepreneur. She works on artificial intelligence and augmented reality focused on advancing Alzheimer's research. She co-founded two education and professional development organizations, Filipino Americans in Silicon Valley Tech and ARVR Academy.
Tati is a World Bank Transport and Technology Specialist from Costa Rica. She focuses on operationalizing, mainstreaming and piloting the use of digital data, analytics & innovative tech for transport. She has studied Transport Engineering Urban Planning & Mathematics from Harvard University and MIT
As Sr. Manager, Product Marketing and Community at Kiva, Laura uses customer and marketing insight to help build impactful products to create opportunity across the globe. She believes technology has the power to build empathy and connection, which can spark positive social change wherever you are.
Deepa is a young, brown, Indian feminist passionate about amplifying the voices and stories of young feminist activists. She is interested in learning about new media and technologies that shape strategic communications and storytelling and believes in the immense power and reach of social media.
As the Executive Director of Lwala Community Alliance, Ash leads a team of 140+ in an all-out effort to reduce maternal & child mortality. Previously, Ash worked for Segal Family Foundation, Komo Learning Centres & HELP International. Ash is a mother, a survivor, and an advocate for women's health.
Irene is passionate about education equity and providing access to quality education to all students. She currently works at Khan Academy, where she oversees Asia markets to spread the mission to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.
Donna works at the intersection of gender justice + philanthropy. She works with partners on both sides of the resource mobilization aisle - grantseekers and grantmakers - to move meaningful change for women, girls and trans folks forward. Channeling critical resources to activists is her activism.
As a former high school English teacher, education has always been Ashley's passion. She currently works to support first and second year teachers and the coaches and mentors who support them. Ashley works full-time for Teach For America and is part-time faculty at Loyola Marymount University.
Kristen is the General Manager of Numeric in Cape Town. Numeric addresses the critical shortage of maths skills in South Africa by delivering high-impact after-school maths classes to 2200 children each week and by training maths teachers. Kristen believes in changing the world one teacher at a time
Lisa Wang is a 4x USA National Champion & Hall of Fame Gymnast, the Founder & CEO of SheWorx, the global platform empowering 20K+ women to build successful companies through access to top investors. She is a columnist for Forbes driving gender parity in entrepreneurship. She is a graduate of Yale.
Amara manages strategic projects at the KIPP Foundation, an education organization that supports a network of 200+ college-prep public charter schools across the U.S. She is passionate about education equity, civic engagement, social justice, and entrepreneurship.
Anna is a socially driven facilitator, strategist and storyteller. She designs and runs social enterprise programmes in New Zealand. Her passion lies in the potential of the outdoors as a way to tapping into one's potential.
Samantha Williams is the Chief of Staff at Teach For All, where she works with the CEO to ensure the overall effectiveness of the global organization. Before joining the executive team, Samantha spent five years heading and establishing Teach For All’s organizational presence in Africa.
Christina is co-founder of Global Agents, which invests in early stage social enterprises globally. Today, she is the Community Manager for the European Venture Philanthropy Association, a network of social investors, which aims to strengthen co-investment/collaboration across its members.
Jane is part strategic problem-solver, part data storyteller, and part teacher. A self-identified intrapreneur, her sweet spot is getting the hidden back office magic to work so that program-facing folks can deliver the most positive impact possible. Jane currently calls Chicago home.
Anthonia Akitunde is the founder and editor in chief of mater mea, a site that celebrates Black women at the intersection of career and family. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Fast Company, and more.
As R&D Manager at SolarNow in Uganda, Rose works on introducing and improving products to market and technology to operations; aiming to give customers a quality and sustainable energy experience. Rose’s passion for creating impact is expressed through 4Es: energy, engineering, education, equality.
Karin Attia is a freelance peacebuilder, human rights researcher and conflict prevention consultant. She is currently working on curriculum development for the Peace Project and as a communications manager for Young Peacebuilders. Passionate about women and girls’ rights, and conflict resolution.
Emma is Research Coordinator of The Policy Lab at The University of Melbourne. With a background in arts and cultural policy, and experience leading social innovation projects, she now focuses on exploring creative and participatory approaches to policy design and evaluation.
Julia is interested in the intersection between social justice, data-driven decision-making, and design. She previously managed Vera Solutions' consulting business in Africa where she supported social impact organizations to design and implement data systems. She is currently a Director at OpenFn.
Thea Maria Carlson is Co-Director of the Biodynamic Association, bringing vitality and renewal to the food system through regenerative agriculture. She is a leader, facilitator, educator, and farmer dedicated to building living soil, growing nutritious food, and nurturing vibrant communities.
I'm an entrepreneur. My passions are education, gender equality and using exponential technologies to have a positive impact in the world. In Peru, I teach entrepreneurship and I have a non profit to teach girls to code. In the past, I worked as a business consultant for large Fortune 500 companies.
Shena is a Program Officer at the International Women’s Health Coalition in New York, an international non-profit that works to advance the sexual and reproductive health of women, girls and adolescents by supporting women’s movements around the world.
Siobhan is a Manager on Ceres' Water Program, a NGO advocating for sustainability leadership across the capital markets. Her current focus is on advancing freshwater solutions to mitigate the global water crisis - working with a global network of stakeholders from companies, investors and partners.
Rachel is the co-founder and Chief Enthusiasm Officer of Yellow Leaf Hammocks, a social enterprise dedicated to defeating poverty through artisan job creation. She is passionate about empowering women in developing economies and spearheading a consumer revolution in socially conscious shopping.
Allison directs the Rights Claiming and Accountability Program at the Center for Economic and Social Rights. She's committed to ensuring that human rights activists have the research and advocacy tools they need to understand and address socioeconomic injustices as human rights violations.
Caitlin Corneliess is a Senior Program Development Advisor at Pathfinder International. She designs sexual and reproductive health programs and writes grant proposals to address public health challenges of low access to contraception, high HIV rates, and high maternal mortality in 19 countries.
Nadia leads business development and manages lending partnerships in 10+ countries across Africa at Kiva. She believes that social investors have the responsibility to go out of their comfort zone, seek risk, and target the most underserved to make a real impact, and strives to do this every day.
Nicole leads the Uganda office of Open Capital Advisors, a management consulting and financial advisory firm. She works with high-impact organizations across Africa to help them scale and raise capital to finance their growth.
Julie is passionate about providing access to education and opportunity for everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status. She currently works at Khan Academy, where she manages corporate partnerships to support its mission to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.
Patricia is a Haitian-American changemaker who is driven to connect traditionally underserved and forgotten communities to the networks and resources they need to thrive. She is excited about opportunities to get more involved in impact investing in Latin America.
Alexis is passionate about developing and investing in entrepreneurial approach to social change. At the Aspen Institute, she leads a portfolio of partnerships and programs to accelerate the impact of their global community of 2300 entrepreneurs and their social ventures.
Julia is a community builder and connector, managing social impact partnerships for Project Literacy, where she works to build capacity for literacy organizations around the world. She also runs a NYC-based women in social good networking group and serves as an ambassador for Continuum Collective.
Michelle Glauser is a software engineer, community organizer, diversity and inclusion advocate, and founder. She created the #ILookLikeAnEngineer ad campaign and founded Techtonica, a nonprofit that offers free tech training and jobs to local women and non-binary femme adults with low incomes.
After stumbling over an infant in an unsafe, make-shift daycare center in one of Nairobi's urban slums, Sabrina co-founded Kidogo, a social enterprise that provides high-quality, affordable Early Childhood Care & Education to low-income families living in East Africa.
Flavie Halais is a French, Montreal-based freelance journalist writing about social issues at home and abroad. She is the creator of Refugee Economics, a multiplatform reporting project looking at the economic dimension of forced displacement, focusing on East Africa.
Katie co-founded Kinyei & Soksabike to improve youth employment pathways through responsible tourism in Cambodia. She currently works on market based development initiatives at Pact Ventures and is preoccupied with ICT’s transformative power, social business models that disrupt markets, and coffee.
Monica Hayden serves as a Senior Program Director at uAspire, a nonprofit that supports students through the college affordability process. In this role, she oversees program partnerships, strategy, and implementation in the Bay Area. Monica is committed to educational equity and social justice.
Jara is a Dutch-Chilean medical doctor. She is passionate about gender equality and access to healthcare. Through her work in a public hospital in Chile she advocates for these issues on a daily basis. She also currently studies an MSc program in Global Health Policy to amplify her social impact.
Jennifer has dedicated her career to education equity. Whether working to support teachers as they grow or helping policymakers understand the implications of their decisions, she brings an analytical eye to ensuring that students receive the opportunities they need to succeed.
Doreen is COO at Ubongo, a social enterprise that creates edutainment content for learners in Africa. At Ubongo she is instrumental in the growth of the organization, innovating, failing forward and finding ways to continually deliver fun learning to over 5 million kids in East Africa!
Shougat Nazbin Khan is an advocate of education & clean energy technologist from Bangladesh. She founded H.A. Digital School & College that seeks sustainable development through quality education. Shougat is Commonwealth Youth Awarde '16, Asia Young Person of the Year '16 & Green Talent Awardee '15
Hilary is a public health and social enterprise consultant. She is currently working with Population Services International to introduce a financially sustainable business model that will increase the health impact of social franchising in East Africa.
Terah Lyons is a former Policy Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she led a policy portfolio in the Obama Administration focused on emergent technology related to machine intelligence, including AI and autonomous systems.
Katie is an entrepreneurship enthusiast with experience in international development, business acceleration, and strategic partnerships within the cleantech sector.
A human-centered designer, photographer and social entrepreneur, Raïsa delivers impactful products and services to customers at the base of the pyramid. After 3 years implementing new delivery models at One Acre Fund in East Africa, she joins GRID Impact, a behavioral research and design collective.
Hodan Mohamed, BA (UofT), M.A. (OISE) diaspora Somali Canadian with a focus on community researcher, public policy, leadership facilitation, social justice, gender equity and youth advocacy.
Síle is an Epidemiologist at St George’s, University of London involved in research to reduce morality associated with cryptococcal meningitis in resource-limited settings. She is passionate about advocating for improved access to essential antifungal drugs across Africa
Nadia is a management consultant, facilitator and lecturer. She is half Dutch, half Bahraini and has always been fascinated by interpersonal and cross-cultural dynamics. She has a passion for tackling people-centered issues in organizations and in society.
Emilia is an intersectional feminist currently founding the European Center for Intersectional Justice, a Berlin-based organisation fighting intersecting forms of inequality and discrimination in Europe. She’s passionate about social justice and committed to advancing equality and justice for all.
Claudia is a postdoc in neuroscience at the University Hospital Zurich and is very passionate about the importance of science for our society. Having studied different disease paradigms in the past, Claudia is currently transitioning into a biotech startup aimed at developing novel therapeutics.
Astrid worked globally with governments, startups, NGOs and international organisations as a trainer, project leader or management consultant. She is the Founder of The Arc, providing leadership retreats for young visionaries: Tech startup CEOs, artists, bankers or social entrepreneurs - you name it.
Laura's passion is social innovation. Co-founder of Impact Hub Phnom Penh, Cambodia's largest co-working community and first social impact incubator, her focus is the design and implementation of diverse programs. She is an INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Program Alumni and loves exploring new places
Samantha is the Founder & CEO of Hacktivision, a crowd-source impact innovation accelerator. Hacktivision brings together technologists, industry experts, & end-users to help corporations innovate around the sustainable development goals.
Danielle is the CFO of CoSchool, a for-profit social enterprise in Colombia. She believes personal success, and cohesive communities need young people who have developed key life skills (self-awareness, conflict resolution, grit & decision making) - skills the traditional education doesn’t deliver.
Josie is a passionate advocate for young women's leadership: currently the Co-Chair of YWCA Great Britain, undertaking Masters research on young women's leadership and Artificial Intelligence (those things do go together!), and working in digital transformation for local government in the UK.
Yuliya's career path is explained by the desire to demystify and humanize finance and passion to create. She co-founded CNote, a financial technology company that is transforming financial products to bring back inclusivity, integrity and democratize financial freedom.
Marilyn’s vision is a world where social cohesion, environmental consciousness, intergenerational equity, and economic health drive business practices. Author of Sustainability at Work, she leads the energy practice at Village Capital, founded SustainableVisit, and serves on two non-profit boards.
Eloise is Program & Systems Manager at Resonate, a startup using storytelling to unlock women’s leadership in East Africa. A SAIS graduate with experience working with survivors of sexual violence in the UK and South Africa, she works to build communities where women feel supported and valued.
Nell Watson FBCS, FIAP, FRSA is an engineer, entrepreneur, and futurist thinker who grew up in Northern Ireland. She has a longstanding interest in the philosophy of technology, and how extensions of human capacity drive emerging social trends.
After co-founding a student business and sailing around the world as the associate director for the global accelerator, Unreasonable at Sea, Shira has spent the past few years as the content and programming director at Summit Series crafting conversations and content from the mountains to the sea.
Jamie is a climate change and sustainable development consultant with clients including USAID, IDEO and the UN. Jamie is also in the process of establishing her own business to provide consumers with innovative new ways to practice more sustainable consumption in their everyday lives.
With over a decade of experience in across education, technology, and social impact organizations, Oakland native Lajuanda M. Asemota has proudly worked with thousands of global entrepreneurs and executives to fuel innovation at the intersection of technology and social impact.
Rohini is the founder of One World Dialogue (OWD), a non-profit transforming how communities come together to solve social issues. OWD is building a culture of peace through art, design and education. She is a strategy consultant, passionate about how business and tech build positive impact.
Tabitha Bonilla is a professor at the Institute for Policy Research. She examines the impact of rhetoric on voter support of candidates and public policies. She is particularly interested in finding ways of using rhetoric to bridge divides between polarized communities.
Julia Bossmann is the president of Foresight Institute, a leading non-profit for breakthrough technologies. She speaks on Artificial Intelligence, innovation, the future, and how technology transforms society. Julia serves on the Global Future Council at the World Economic Forum.
Emma is a community builder. As Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Camp Reset (a summer camp and digital detox for adults), Emma is focused on creating a movement for play and wellness. Previously, she was extensively involved in establishing and growing TEDxToronto to be one of Canada’s top TEDx events.
Taylor is a problem solver and partnership builder. Passionate about leadership and talent, she builds small teams that are designed to catalyze big change. Taylor has worked with private and public sector organizations in the US, Africa and Asia. She currently leads the work of Born Free Africa.
Passionate about social and economic justice for young adults, Kailey has served at Year Up for over 8 years. Currently serving as the Director of Staff Learning, Kailey is leading the development and implementation of onboarding training for over 500 new staff members to the growing organization.
Kate is passionate about finding simple solutions to complex global problems. She is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Saha Global, a non-profit that provides affordable clean water to the poorest of the poor.
Stephanie is an Anthropologist, who is passionate about creating spaces that positively impact the humans entering it. Initiating one of the first job fairs for refugees in Europe lead hear to start her organisation 'Tawila', which has the mission to kickstart refugee integration across Europe.
Sarah is a Program Coordinator at Global Health Corps, a nonprofit building the next generation of leaders for health equity. Previously, she trained and supported student leaders as a Program Director at GlobeMed. Sarah gets excited about design thinking and leadership as a tool for social justice.
Agustina is a tech entrepreneur. She attended the GSP at Singularity University in NASA where she founded Muzi:remote health diagnostics for developing countries.Partner and the US Managing director at Wolox, she co-founded BA Tech,Code for BA and is currently working on an impact startup accerator.
Noa Gafni Slaney is the Founder and CEO of Impact Squared, which works with social causes to elevate their message, motivate people to act and evaluate their impact.
Jessica Galeria is Director of Strategic Development at TechSoup, a nonprofit social enterprise that builds global social sector capacity. Jessica is a career nonprofit professional with an MBA from UC Berkeley and a strong desire to make social benefit organizations more efficient and effective.
As the Director of Portfolio Operations at Kiva, Meg is focused on increasing efficiency to facilitate sustainable growth. Through a mix of process development, product management and testing new ideas, she loves making things work better, especially when alleviating poverty is the goal.
Alice has traveled to the fringes of Global Markets and implemented Waste Management processes in extreme environments. In Agora Rollberg Alice is engaged in developing an interdisciplinary space around circular practices, as a prototype for a regenerative lifestyle.
Ellen works for the World Bank's Trade & Competitiveness Group in Nairobi, where she is focused on private sector development. Passionate about the power of business to engender change, she previously worked across Africa with I-DEV International and with healthcare fund Oxeon Partners in the US.
Khadija is the CEO and Founder of SEJAAL, a mobile application that connects young people to learning resources in the Middle East and North Africa to become leaders of their own life. She aims to become a one-stop shop for education for youth.
Having grown up internationally, Andrea is a world citizen. After 7 years in the US working in community & youth development, she will start 2017 in Beijing. Andrea is creating community spaces that promote self-driven learning, civic engagement, & youth leadership for a stronger global community.
Laura works to cultivate sustainable food systems in Canada and internationally. As a program management officer at the International Development Research Centre, she implements a fund that invests in research-based innovations to improve the food security of smallholder farmers in the Global South.
Zahra is Founder & CEO of Monti Kids, a start-up that helps parents maximize their child’s potential from birth to age 3. Monti Kids is designed to reach families at all income levels through its donation program. She has been nominated for the 2016 Dalai Lama Unsung Heroes of Compassion Awards.
YeSeul Kim is many things, but at her core, she is a social entrepreneur. She founded the MIT Leadership Training Institute in order to activate a pay it forward movement. She is currently working on publishing her first book (focusing on the intersection of business and love) and working on other storytelling projects.
Katrina Klett is a graduate student at the Chinese Academy of Science, in the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden Division. In addition, she is the co-founder of Elevated Honey Co, a social enterprise helping beekeepers and elevating consumer safety through a healthy supply chain.
Ariele is a community based psychotherapist and a Senior Program Manager with the Policing Project at NYU Law School, where she leads community engagement efforts. She previously developed programs around mental health and opioid abuse prevention with the Clinton Foundation.
Rachel is a Portfolio Manager at Kiva based in Nairobi, Kenya working across eight African countries. She is passionate about using flexible social capital to support and unlock potential for the next generation of African entrepreneurs who are making a difference in their communities and beyond
Beth Lyons is the executive director of the New Brunswick Women's Council, an independent public advisory body on women's equality on Canada's East Coast. She is also a member of YWCA Canada's Board of Directors.
Diana Madson is Founder and Executive Director of the Mountain Pact, which mobilizes mountain communities across the American West on federal policy issues related to climate change and public lands. She also directs the Sierra Climate Adaptation & Mitigation Partnership at Sierra Business Council.
Erina is the Social Impact Programs Director at the Middlebury Institute's Center for Social Impact Learning where she oversees learning and talent development in order to connect social enterprises and impact funds around the world with purposed-driven professionals.
As a human rights lawyer Katja worked in Asia,Africa,Europe advocating/lobbying for stronger rights and recognition of minority populations. Katja co-founded UrbanLab, a nonprofit working in low-income urban areas towards sustainable communities that are empowered, inclusive, healthy and equitable.
I’m a public health professional-turned-marketer-turned-design strategist. I help organizations use design thinking to build better products, services and programs and guide them on how to incorporate it into their everyday work. I believe a user-centered approach is the best way to drive desired customer behaviors.
Karla is a passionate development economist dedicated to reforming production practices and supporting livelihoods through quality job creation and access to capital. As the Founder and Managing Partner of Alante Capital, she invests in the sustainable and ethical production of apparel and textiles.
Katharine is a labour economist at the OECD in Paris where she engages with policy makers around the world to improve the matching of skills and jobs.
Lauren is an international development and gender finance specialist with experience in SME banking, microfinance, women’s entrepreneurship, and the private sector in Latin American and the Caribbean. She’s currently an Investment Officer at the Inter-American Investment Corporation.
Carolyn Nash is the founder of the Myanmar Center for Civic Leadership. She designs and oversees programs on peacebuilding, inter-faith and inter-ethnic dialogue, and youth empowerment. She has worked previously on political and social development projects in Indonesia, East Timor, Kenya, and Uganda
Shannen O'Brian is the Founder and Executive Director of Create Change Foundation, a non-profit that eduates and trains girls and youth to lead of sustainable model of change that is creating equality and prosperity for marginalized youth in the developing world.
Mary Phillips is an Associate Program Manager at Population Services International. Phillips was a Thomas J. Watson Fellow and spent a year researching “safe spaces” for adolescent girls. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature from Hamilton College.
Chaya is a CEO of ARINGO, an educational consulting company and is a Global Shaper and Rotary member. Chaya previously served as Chairperson of the World Union of Jewish Students, founded several non-profits focusing on youth development and works globally to empower women and youth.
As Executive Director at City Seed, Amelia provides leadership and innovative direction to run dynamic, community-based food justice programming. She draws upon her background in public health and food security work with refugee and immigrant populations, and experience in implementation research.
Rachel is a director at Arabella Advisors, where she advises foundations on strategy development, evaluation, and project implementation. She is passionate about social justice and human rights and works with her clients to address these challenges around the world.
Ruthie develops aspirational sanitation products and services for residents of urban slums at Sanergy, a social enterprise in Nairobi, Kenya. She is passionate about harnessing the value of human waste instead of flushing it away, and is quite fond of a good toilet pun.
Lorenn Ruster is passionate about the intersection of moral leadership, exponential technology and the role of corporations in creating social impact through cross-sector collaboration. She is an Acumen Global Fellow who worked in solar energy in Uganda and an alumnus of Singularity University.
Jenny Schechter is Co-Founder and CEO of Hope Through Health, which is reimagining the way primary healthcare is delivered in Togo, West Africa. Jenny is a Rainer Arnhold Fellow with the Mulago Foundation and recipient of the Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service.
Aisha is a strategy consultant at Stanford, and design teacher at Nueva School in Silicon Valley. Using innovation strategies like design thinking for problems like climate change, she trains corporates and students. Aisha has also worked in social impact design in Toronto, Nairobi, Amman and London.
Caroline is the Founder and Executive Director of Chai Khana, an NGO working to promote confidence-building and support innovative media development across three conflict zones in the South Caucasus. She is passionate about civic activism, feminism and social entrepreneurship.
Kendra believes in providing equal access to opportunity for all. As the Portfolio Manager for Europe & Central Asia at Kiva, she supports organizations located in 11 countries to leverage crowdfunding to better serve those most in need. She currently calls Istanbul home.
Ashley’s committed to tackling challenges of equity and cultivating diverse communities by applying interdisciplinary, data-driven social science research and community-based solutions. She honed her skills while working at Stanford, OpenIDEO and the University of Colorado Entrepreneurship Center.
Nadia serves as Director of the National Network for Arab American Communities, a project of ACCESS that brings together 24 Arab American nonprofits in 12 states. She’s a nonprofit leader, activist, community and movement builder, wife and mom who is passionate about racial and social justice.
Rachel Wald leads GLG’s Social Impact Fellowship. She previously was Metrics Manager at Grassroots Business Fund, and on the founding team of The Mission Continues. She graduated from the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Duke. In her spare time, Rachel sees as much theater as her wallet will allow.
Komal is the founder and CEO of COPIA, a company that has recovered over 820,000 pounds of food, and is on its way to feeding 1 million people. Komal was recently chosen by Toyota as Toyota’s Mother of Invention for her efforts in solving what she believes to be the world’s dumbest problem: hunger.
As a ‘Public Health Specialist/Expert’ have accumulated professionally rich & strategically sound experience in different thematic areas, specializing in Health System Strengthening (HSS), EPI interventions, Maternal and Child Healthcare (MnCH), Nutrition, Family Planning & Reproductive Health.
Simone Alexander loves community building and is the founder of Oleada where she’s exploring the world of cross-cultural physical spaces and the creation of engaged, multidisciplinary communities. Her previous role at TED nurtured her love for global multidisciplinary community building.
Kari is the Lead Instructor at Ada Developers Academy, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented skilled software developers in tech. She is also on the Board of Directors for RailsBridge. She is very passionate about increasing diversity in the technology industry through.
Amy Benziger is CMO for Parsley Health. Previously, Amy served as the Managing Director of Lovesocial, a social impact agency, and Producer of the Social Capital Markets Conference. Amy is a proud board member of The International Crisis Group and National Public Radio.
Katie is a lawyer and social worker who seeks to improve justice system responses to both victims and defendants through her work at the Center for Court Innovation. She is also the co-founder of PupJournal, a media company that promotes the wellbeing of dogs and the humans who love them.
Elizabeth is a Portfolio Manager at Kiva based in Nairobi, Kenya and working across nine African countries. She strives to support the next generation of African leaders and entrepreneurs who are making a difference in their communities and beyond.
A passionate advocate for health justice and policy guru, Rebecca has lead effective campaigns on access to clean drinking water, driver licenses for immigrants, farmworker rights, and sugary beverage fees in the state of California. Rebecca speaks Spanish and Mandarin and enjoys playing soccer.
Dara, a pioneer in the field of additive manufacturing, is Design Lead and Co-founder of Field Ready, a nonprofit manufacturing humanitarian supplies as needed, where needed post-disaster. Her focus and passion are on supporting those living in the extremes, from outer space to the edge of disaster.
Passionate about public health, Ashley has spent her career focused on international and national projects addressing the sustainable access to healthcare and education. Through partnership-based solutions, she works to find connections between need, resources, and creative solutions!
Victoria Fram is the Managing Director and co-founder of VilCap Investments, an investment fund focused on early-stage companies solving social and environmental problems around the world. She previously worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Metropolitan, a private equity fund of funds.
Evelyn is a STEM educator that is passionate about bringing hands-on STEM experiences to underserved communities. As DIY Girls’ Director of Programs, Evelyn is responsible for the program success ensuring seamless team management and development, program delivery, and quality control and evaluation.
Sophia is a sports medicine doctor who is passionate about health promotion and social impact. She is currently a Medical Director and also a practicing doctor at Royal Sports Performance Centre, a clinic that helps people, including athletes, achieve their healthy lifestyle goals and start their journey to better health.
Jamila is the Managing Director of Health GAP, an org that campaigns to ensure people living with HIV worldwide have access to treatment. Nonprofit leader, policy wonk, activist, she is passionate about building people power for health justice. She is a Rhodes Scholar with a PhD in Public Health.
Laurin often says she did not pick prison; prison picked her. It was the unexpected incarceration of her mother, which motivated her to craft a social entrepreneurial career as a millennial woman of color. She oversees the day-to-day development of the organization and serves as the vision keeper.
Sara is passionate about supporting social entrepreneurs who will change the world. In 2016, Sara joined Zasaka – a for-profit social enterprise increasing income for smallholder farmers in Zambia. Prior to Zasaka, Sara Johnson managed the Rainer Arnhold Fellows Program at the Mulago Foundation.
Anna Kim leads advocacy and communications for health at the International Rescue Committee. She works to influence policies and practices to improve the health outcomes of populations affected by humanitarian crisis. She serves on the board of SAFER, Students Active For Ending Rape.
Romy is the Managing Director of the Guerrilla Foundation. Previously, she developed and was the Director of the DO School’s social entrepreneurship education program. She will defend her PhD on transnational anti-mining activism this year and also teaches Business Ethics and CSR.
Christine Lai is a cross-sector collaboration catalyst, connecting ideas, individuals, and organizations for positive social change. She is invested in creating access to opportunity at massive scale, and inspired and invigorated by communities and bringing people together to do epic things.
Tina is at the intersection between technology and social impact. Tina develops new public-private partnership opportunities at NetHope to support technology programs in the NGO humanitarian community. At GPF, Tina worked with philanthropists to advance international giving and social investing.
Head of 1+1 Production, TV Producer. Creating TV content, that positively changes people’s imagination of the world. Motto – together everyone achieves more. Aim is to create a platform to connect women from the former Soviet territories, to give them instruments for self-confidence and leadership.
Emily is a British-Japanese TCK who has lived and worked in 8 countries, is deeply committed to social impact and is currently building and running LegWorks, a social enterprise that aims to revolutionise access to high-quality prosthetics for amputees around the world.
Jess is a passionate advocate for gender equity. She’s worked as a researcher, consultant, & writer on issues of reproductive rights worldwide. She currently leads advocacy & communications for Global Health Corps, a global community of emerging leaders building the movement for health equity.
Nikita is the Founder of Move Up, a nonprofit which empowers hundreds of under-served women to start small businesses and find employment. She is passionate about combining technology and grassroots mentoring to connect women with companies looking for talent. PM at Nutanix, McKinsey & Cal Alum.
Nicole is a social impact consultant who has dedicated her career to empowering organizations and individuals to enact transformational change. With experience working across Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, what she loves most about her work is seeing human potential realized.
Stephanie Marienau Turpin is a leader in connecting the non-profit sector and the impact investing movement. She is now Managing Director of Pact Ventures’ work scaling high-potential, early-stage impact enterprises in emerging markets.
Dawn is a civic tech/open gov professional passionate about building community in Philadelphia. She is the executive director of the emerging nonprofit, Code for Philly using tech and data as a mode of civic engagement. Her work promotes the role of civic innovation in transforming urban systems.
Karen is a global product and community builder with a vision to increase access to economic opportunity through technology. She currently works on expanding online infrastructure globally at Stripe; prior to this she co-founded a social enterprise building mobile applications for illiterate women.
Katy Moonan is passionate about community-led development and the arts. She is the Founder and Director of ArteSana (prev. Tejo Holyoke), a social enterprise increasing economic, educational, and creative opportunities for women in Holyoke, MA. She is a strong believer in chocolate on the daily.
Anna is the Co-founder of SocialStarters, an international volunteer programme matching skilled professionals with social entrepreneurs who need support. They currently run their 6 week Immersion Programmes in India, Sri Lanka and Brazil.
Victoria is the Founder & Chairperson of ‘The Moldova Project’ Charity. She works with Europe’s most vulnerable families, supporting them to find long-term solutions so that they can have happier, safer and more independent lives.
Jana is the Government Relations and Corporate Responsibility Director for Latin America for Bacardi. She was born and raised in the Brazilian Amazon, served as a U.S. diplomat for many years, and in her spare time has 2 social entrepreneurship projects: The Orange Book and USMexico Young Leaders.
Nupur Nischal is a Physician, Digital Health Innovator, and Design Enthusiast. She is passionate about creatin engaging interventions for patients that encourage them to adopt healthy behaviors. She is a Clinical Fellow in Healthcare & Patient Experience Innovation at Thomas Jefferson University.
Chloe Safier is a gender justice & global development consultant who has worked with FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund, Oxfam, and UN Women. She specializes in strengthening gender equality through innovative program design, advocacy, coordinating partnerships, research & supporting feminist activism.
A former Glamour Magazine’s Top 22 College Women in America in 2005 and 2004 USA Today’s Academic College Team Honoree, Tamira serves as the Houston Independent School District’s New Teacher Support Manager in the Office of School Leadership and is the Founder of Voices Collective Network.
Anna is co-founder and CTO of WattTime, a cleantech nonprofit that connects people and smart devices to cleaner electricity. Her passion for climate solutions has led to a Echoing Green Climate Fellowship, Forbes 30 under 30 in Energy, and a PhD from UC Berkeley.
Claudia is an MBA candidate at the Yale School of Management, who’s passionate about human-centered design, business strategy, and environmental sustainability. Previously, she led product design projects to create affordable agricultural equipment for Myanmar farmers at Proximity Designs.
Karin is the Kenya Health Program Manager at One Acre Fund, an award-winning social enterprise serving smallholder farmers. She manages a portfolio of health work, which has including testing and scaling up the sale of health products like reusable sanitary pads to over 200,000 farmers in Kenya.
Jessica is a Social Strategy Manager at Praytell Agency where she primarily leads creative strategy and community management for Twitter @video. Previously she managed communications for the nonprofit Amazon Watch, and launched two nonprofits that promote truth through journalism and storytelling.
I am a Counseling Psychologist in HIAS Refugee Trust Kenya, an NGO that deals with urban refugees. As a Psychologist I strive to make a positive impact in the life of refugees through the restoration of hope. To me one of the greatest successes in life is the impact you leave on an individual life.
Passionate about the power of education, Hala is a project manager at the Bahrain Ministry of Education by day and non-profit activist by night. She is a member of the WEF Global Shapers Community and the founder of Wish Youth Service program, a mentoring program targeting disadvantaged youth.
I am passionate about bringing about behavioural/perception change by leveraging the network and outreach of media in Pakistan. I am currently the communications lead for Raftaar – a nationwide media campaign that aims to push for reforms in the areas of taxation and energy.
Meredith Bates is the Chief Impact Officer at the New Forests Company, maximizing the social, economic and environmental impacts of their sustainable forestry operations throughout rural East Africa. She loves creating shared value business models that are scalable and transformative.
From a mixed British & Bolivian heritage, Tamya works as a coach/programme manager in a criminal justice charity. She supports ex-offenders into work and to sustain work. She is passionate about women’s rights & empowering marginalised communities through creative personal development.
Mashall runs Reading Room Project (RRP), which builds vibrant community learning environments for Pakistani students. RRP teaches them intensive English, Digital Literacy and how to self-learn. She believes learning is a joy and thinks every human on the planet should have the chance to be literate.
Patricia is Co-Founder of I-DEV, a global strategy & investment advisory firm focused on frontier markets business growth. Patricia led I-DEV’s expansion into Africa and oversees global strategy consulting for SMEs and the NGOs/investors that support them. She has an MBA from NYU Stern.
Elaine is a Principal at Omidyar Network, where she evaluates investment opportunities in high-impact social entrepreneurs. Elaine previously worked in microfinance in China, and in M&A investment banking. She holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from NYU.
Courtney has spent a decade working in public service, primarily on foreign policy and national security issues in Latin America and South Asia. She currently serves as the Director for Afghanistan on the National Security Council staff at the White House.
Renee DiResta is part of the founding team at Haven, the automated freight procurement platform. She’s an angel investor in IoT & HW startups, co-author of the book, 'The Hardware Startup: Building Your Product, Business, and Brand' and a data-driven policy advocate for immunization.
Sonya manages the SF Bay Area branch of Grameen America, a micro-finance institution that provides affordable capital to low income women starting businesses. Her branch has disbursed over $25 million to 3,500 entrepreneurs throughout the Bay Area and maintains less than 1% portfolio at risk.
Aria is CEO of DoSomething.org, the largest org for young people and social change in the world. She uses her expertise on all things youth + tech to lead a diverse team that activates millions of young people to make a difference. NYU Adjunct. YGL. Founder TMI Agency. Proud mom.
Jennifer is a Senior Associate for Immunization Strategic Planning & Execution with the Global Vaccine Delivery team at the Clinton Health Access Initiative. Jennifer’s work focuses on strengthening the performance of national immunization programs in Cameroon, Kenya, Lesotho and Uganda.
Dana is a visionary and determined systems thinker, innovator, and leader in the sustainable food movement. With a passion to reduce waste and hunger, Dana launched Food Shift in 2012 to develop new models that strengthen food recovery infrastructure, provide jobs, and improve access to nutrition.
Kyla Fullenwider is an entrepreneur, educator, and social designer and faculty at the School of Visual Arts and at Johns Hopkins/ Maryland Institute College of Art where she teaches social design and entrepreneurship. She is currently serving as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow.
Rebecca is passionate about women and girls’ empowerment and transforming harmful gender norms. At the UN Foundation she has helped to build Data2X, a global program on improving gender data so that statistics accurately reflect women and girls’ lives.
Salome Heusel is the Deputy Director of the TEDx Program at TED Conferences, LLC (www.ted.com) where she directs program strategy and manages all aspects of the TEDx department. Her main interest lies in brand and community building, a passion she pursues at her work every day.
Gwen is Chief of Staff at Global Health Corps, a nonprofit building the next generation of leaders for health equity. Previously, she managed a network of community clinics in Los Angeles and led a reproductive health initiative at the Aspen Institute. Gwen is passionate about social sector talent.
Ashley Jablow is a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow working on tech innovation projects in the federal government. Previously she led challenge strategy and client relationships for OpenIDEO at IDEO. She’s excited about designing for collaboration, empathy and impact.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Leticia has presented her work on remittances, women’s entrepreneurship, women’s economic empowerment and gender equality at the Wharton School of Business, the OAS, the OECD and the WEF Davos Annual Meeting, amongst others. In 2008, Leticia founded Crea.
Zeba Khan is a writer and social commentator focused on Islam, and more generally, race, religion and politics in the U.S. She’s written for numerous outlets including The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, CNN, and The Root.
Katherine focuses her energy on helping people reach their potential. Most recently, Katherine became the first solo woman to break the $1M mark on Kickstarter and secured five offers for investment on Shark Tank for BetterBack: a posture strap that allows you to effortlessly sit in perfect posture.
Natalie is the Program Director at Girls on the Run of the Bay Area, a nonprofit that builds confidence in girls through a curriculum-based running program. She is passionate about improving processes and engaging people in building healthy communities.
Sasha is a founding data scientist at Polynumeral, helping organizations like NASA and WNYC do cool stuff with their data. She was previously an early employee at Codecademy, and before working in tech, taught physics and neuroscience. She founded Women Who Code and is an alum of the Recurse Center.
Maria is the CXO and Co-founder of Transterra Media – an innovative online marketplace that is changing the way companies source news and marketing video. She has a proven track record of creating impactful projects and disruptive technology solutions to entrepreneurs and civil society groups.
Meghan is a monitoring and evaluation professional committed to improving social programs by measuring effectiveness and distilling lessons for strategic implementation. Currently a Policy Manager at J-PAL, she works to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by rigorous evidence.
Neha Misra is the Co-Founder & Chief Collaboration Officer of Solar Sister, an award winning social enterprise empowering African women with their own clean energy businesses to bring light, hope and opportunity to over 400,000 people so far. In 2015, Neha climbed the highest mountain in Africa.
Jasmine spearheads communications efforts for Members of Congress in Washington, DC. As Communications Director, she finds creative ways to inform and engage Americans in the political process. Jasmine has over 6 years of work experience in government, politics, and education.
Sterling Morriss is Senior Manager of Fellowships at Equal Justice Works, where she both manages and raises the funds for the largest postgraduate public interest legal fellowship program in the country. She also serves on the Board of the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless in DC.
Heddy is a seasoned organizer & social justice advocate who is a native of Seoul, grew up in NYC, and resides in LA. She serves as Director of the South Los Angeles Transit Empowerment Zone (SLATE-Z), an inter-sectoral collaborative working to move South LA residents to economic opportunity.
Maria is passionate about agricultural development and education. She is currently a Program Manager at One Acre Fund, where she manages a team of 1,300 across rural western Kenya to provide farmers with quality agricultural inputs and training.
I am the Community Programs Director at Lwala Community Alliance, a health and development organization in Western Kenya. I am a community health and development specialist passionate about community-led development as a means to improving the well-being of local communities.
Liana Paris has nine years of experience in social impact consulting and humanitarian aid operations in Jordan, Iraq, Brazil and the U.S. She is passionate about building strategy, systems and teams for organizations that do good in the world.
CEO of HackerYou & Founder of Ladies Learning Code. Angel Investor. One of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women.
Sabeen is the Executive Director of Florida Nonprofit Alliance, the collective voice for nonprofits in Florida. She is a former Aspen Ideas Fellow and Executive Producer of TEDxJacksonville. An avid traveller, she has visited 35 countries and hopes to visit 100 in her lifetime.
Karolle has experience in communications and partnerships for social impact. She leads communications strategy for the Online News Association, working to connect digital journalists to professional development opportunities. Her interests include technology, media, culture, gender and human rights.
As Recruitment Manager for the KIPP network of college-prep public charter schools, Maggie helps identify, prepare and select leaders to found high-performing schools across the nation. She is passionate about increasing educational equity and also worked at Teach For All and DC Public Schools.
Jackie Rotman is Executive Director of Spark, the largest network of Millennial donors for gender equality. Previously, Jackie founded and nationally expanded Everybody Dance Now! to positively transform the lives of at-risk youth through dance. Jackie obtained her BA in Public Policy from Stanford.
Melissa is a Co-Founder of Ladies Learning Code. She’s a fierce advocate for providing women and youth the critical skills, confidence and opportunities they need to become passionate builders – not just consumers of technology and to thrive in our increasingly digital world.
Jen Scott is the founder of Rise, a collaborative funding and thought leadership platform that supports women and their enterprises in emerging markets. A passionate champion for women’s economic empowerment, Jen’s vision is to create environments that invest in women to lead, succeed and thrive.
Shiza Shahid is a social entrepreneur, television personality, speaker and women’s rights advocate. Shiza co-founded the Malala Fund. She is passionate about leveraging philanthropy, venture capital, technology and the media to drive scalable social impact and women’s empowerment.
Samantha is the Founder & CEO of Hacktivision, a crowd-source impact innovation accelerator. Hacktivision brings together technologists, industry experts, & end-users to help corporations innovate around the sustainable development goals.
Emerita Torres is passionate about health, public policy and good governance. With nearly a decade of public sector experience, Emerita is in the process of establishing her own social enterprise aimed at increasing low-income communities’ access to quality food, health education, and fitness.
Sara is currently co-running Avatech, one of Irans first startup Accelerators running a six month program to support iranian entrepreneurs. Her passion for entrepreneurship roots in the question how entrepreneurship can help to solve some of the worlds biggest challenges.
Marisa is currently the Executive coordinator of RESURJ. She is from the Brazilian Amazon and has been a social justice advocate since the age of 18. She has led young feminist organizing at the global, regional, and national levels. Marisa is a Master in Public Health from Columbia University
Shruthi is passionate about developing young people and rethinking how we do business to create a thriving, sustainable, and peaceful future. She is the Learning & Development Manager at Inspiring Stories, supporting young social entrepreneurs across NZ, and a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum.
Claire Walsh is a Policy Manager at J-PAL at MIT where she works with policymakers to ensure that poverty reduction programs are informed by scientific evidence. She previously worked for NGOs working to improve the quality of education and employment opportunities for youth in East Africa.
Katherine works with Evidence Action’s Deworm the World Initiative, partnering with governments in Africa and Asia to design and scale up school-based deworming programs. She is a runner, an optimist, a Global Health Corps alumna, and has Masters degrees in social work and public health.
Mara is the Co-Founder of The Flow Collective, a co-working space and tech school focused on mindfulness and diversity. Previously she served as Global Partnerships Manager for the Nike Foundation, as well as led an organization teaching journalism to citizens in conflict / underreported regions.
Hallie Applebaum is an Open Innovation Specialist at the World Bank in DC. She works globally with entrepreneurs and governments to use technology, art, open innovation, and design thinking to develop tools and policy that modernize government and enable economic development.
I help New Yorkers with chronic illnesses navigate the health insurance system as a health care lawyer. I am interested in improving the health care system for the people who use it.
Julia Chou is the President and co-founder of Binti, which helps find a loving family for every child through making adoptions easier and more affordable. Julia previously worked at Google and YouTube, helping to bring mobile technologies to emerging markets.
She dreams of a citizen driven world where solidarity rhymes with growth. She has served in a number of leadership positions, co-founded the Lazord Foundation and chaired a series of collective decision-making conferences for recommendation formulation in the Euro-Med region around civic education.
Jennie works to increase opportunity and access to higher education for all students. Currently, she is National Director of Partnerships for College Advising Corps, a nonprofit that increases the number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students entering and completing college.
Jessica has spent a decade in the nonprofit sector developing high-impact programs for students, corporate leaders, and policymakers. She currently curates the Skoll World Forum’?an international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.
I am passionate about entrepreneurship and women’s empowerment. As VP of Mentorship & Partnership of Unreasonable East Africa, I get the best resources to help social entrepreneurs unlock their business potential. I sit on junior boards of several nonprofits focusing on women and youth empowerment.
Co-founder of SocialStarters, a one yr old start-up that creates the spaces & opportunities to ignite the social changer in you. _SocialStarters currently match global skilled professionals seeking a more meaningful career, with social entrepreneurs in developing countries who need their support.
Rebecca is developing a 50MW power project using a unique biogas resource in Lake Kivu to fuel Rwanda’s growth. She spent 4 ys launching two companies committed to social impact before transitioning to the power sector. She graduated from Princeton in Astrophysics but remains earth-bound.
Cynthia Hellen is a Peruvian-American, entrepreneur, writer-producer-director and technologist. She is the Founder and CEO of SMPLCT Lab, a global creative company that takes a human-centered, designed-based approach to help develop sustainable products, services and experiences.
Frederique is the founder of Her Corner, a organization for women business owners committed to growth in their business. Through the use of peer groups, accelerator programs, and role models, Her Corner has helped hundreds of women grow their businesses.
Cher Jacques has over 10 years of experience in international development, financial inclusion, impact investing and social entrepreneurship. Cher is the Regional Director for Africa at Kiva, and sits on the board of directors for the African Entrepreneur Collective.
Passionate about young women led change, Ruby is Co-Director of FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund, a global fund supporting young women’s leadership in over 60 countries and innovating in philanthropy. Ruby has diverse experience in gender equality and human rights in Cambodia and Mexico & beyond.
Wes Kao is the director of Seth Godin’s altMBA, a 4-week online workshop for fast-growing companies who want to create change in the world. Alumni are from like Kickstarter, Chobani, Nike, Hubspot, Google, Lululemon. As the general manager, she leads growth strategy, product, and operations.
Jennifer Kye is a legal aid attorney and Borchard Fellow in Law and Aging at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia. Her work focuses on increasing low-income seniors’ access to health and disability benefits through direct representation, community education, and policy advocacy.
Tania moved to Kenya in 2011 and co-founded LivelyHoods with the mission to create jobs for youth and women in slums. As Executive Director, she has grown the organization to 8 branches throughout Nairobi that train sales agents to distribute life-changing products in their own communities.
Brittany is Editor of UNREASONABLE.is, working at the intersection of entrepreneurship, storytelling and social change. Previously, she worked for Soccer Without Borders and led trips with Nat Geo Student Expeditions. She is especially passionate about increasing economic opportunities for women.
Eugenia is passionate about anthropology, community, and culture. She consults on impact and international development. A global adventurer, she’s worked on three continents, with a focus on East Africa. Eugenia has written for The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and Public Radio International.
Anytime science advances faster than our ability to understand it, it can produce fear, suspicion, and uncertainty. Using her extensive design background, Julie Legault works to translate these complex advancements into relatable, playful experiences that can help shift cultural acceptance.
Theresa is an entrepreneur and neuroengineer, focusing on dynamic networks, deep learning, predictive modeling, and A.I. ethics. She currently serves on Working Groups at Harvard University, advising stakeholders on exponential technologies, innovation, and digital privacy. Singularity GSP alumna.
I am a writer and advocate working to illuminate sustainable pathways for future water security. I direct the program to shift global water infrastructure at the national nonprofit Ceres, and in my free time I’m immersed in the politics of water in Central Texas, where I live.
Tamara is the co-founder and CEO of NextRequest, a web platform that streamlines public records requests. A 2013 Code for America Fellow, she is committed using design thinking to build cities, governments, and technologies that are equitable and delightful.
With ten years’ experience in international development, Wendy is passionate about empowering others to rise above poverty. An entrepreneur at heart, she is in the processing of establishing her own socially responsible business to provide women in poor communities income generating opportunities.
Pálína is an advisor with the Icelandic Foreign Service, focusing on international development finance. She transitioned from the private to the public sector after realizing that following her passion for human rights and poverty alleviation was more important than a well-paid career in finance.
Jourdan is the Kenya Program Manager for One Acre Fund, an award-winning social enterprise serving over 300,000 small-holder farmers across Africa. Jourdan leads 1AF’s marketing, business expansion and operations, seeking to support more farmers as they grow themselves out of poverty.
Kellea Miller is a global women’s rights consultant and researcher. She specializes in transforming funding and data into powerful social justice resources. She works with leading funders, including Global Fund for Women, UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, and Astraea Foundation.
Jessica Minhas is a writer, media commentator, and the Founder and CEO of I’ll Go First – a nonprofit organization dedicated to leveraging advances in healthcare technology in order to make mental health care accessible to marginalized trauma populations throughout the developing world.
Rosey is Founder of Incite, an enterprise that has helped secure $100M for organizations, nationally. She is active in student venture, anti-human trafficking, & economic development efforts along the U.S./Mexico border. Impatient with the state of the world, Rosey desires a better tomorrow, today.
Megan is the Program Manager for General Assembly (GA)’s Opportunity Fund. She is a StartingBloc fellow and previously worked for Middlebury College and the American School of Tangier. Amongst other things she is interested in design, urban planning, organizational development, and travel.
Afua Osei is a Co-Founder of She Leads Africa, a community that provides smart young African women with tools and opportunities to build successful careers and businesses. She previously worked at the White House and EMILY‘s List and graduated from Allegheny College and the University of Chicago.
Multi-platform journalist, trainer and production manager. Specialist on humanitarian and development contexts and a focus on Myanmar/Burma. Her work has appeared on National Public Radio (NPR) Morning Edition, BBC Radio 4/World service’s Crossing Continents, From Our Own Correspondent and PRI.
Cecilia develops programs at the intersection of technology and sustainable development. Her goal is to help equip youth to participate in the 21st century economy as empowered actors, creative problem solvers, and drivers of bottom-up innovation for resource efficiency and resilience.
I’m an anthropologist teaching critical thinking and red-teams for the DoD. I’ve conducted extensive global fieldwork with projects in Latin America, Kenya and Afghanistan. I’m interested in applying critical thinking and entrepreneurship to contemporary security, diplomacy and global health issues.
As the Network coordinator for the International Development Innovation Network (IDIN), Jona Repishti supports a diverse, global network of over 450 innovators working in 50+ countries to design, develop, and disseminate low-cost technologies to improve the lives of people living in poverty.
Sonia Sarkar is Chief Policy & Engagement Officer at the Baltimore City Health Department. She discovered her passions, public health and social entrepreneurship, as an advocate/staff member at Health Leads, a national nonprofit. Sonia is a Truman Scholar, a WEF Global Shaper, and a published poet.
Sarah Seiter is the Associate Curator of Natural Sciences at the Oakland Museum of California, where she makes exhibits that celebrate the art, history and science of California. She can also be found riding her bike around her adopted city and volunteering for civic tech group Open Oakland.
As a resident physician and psychiatrist in training at Stanford Health Care, Shebani’s professional work is in the overlap of obesity and psychiatric illness to improve pt care. She is a leading advocate and innovator in mental health as it relates to nutrition and clinical management of obesity.
Working to better change the world in many different avenues. Through pictures and fashion I am able to contribute a confidence and empowerment that travels through consumers. I have a passion for mentoring the younger generation to future build into our society as a hole and inspire those in need.
Sanja is a co-founder and CEO of Edu:Manufaktura, a social start-up with aim to bring higher education opportunities closer to the Western Balkan students. Previously, Sanja worked as an analyst and a consultant in the US and Portugal. She holds a Master’s of Public Policy from HSoG.
Sondy is a planetary astronomer developing the future of space exploration. Presently at the University of Arizona, she spent two years at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico using radar to detect asteroids. She’s worked for NASA and JAXA, and taught in Jerusalem and Accra.
Asya is a social entrepreneur focused on leveraging technology to (re)create systems, institutions and organizations that enhance global collaboration and consciousness. An adventurer at heart, she has explored 40+ countries and has worked within social impact while in Iran, India, France, the USA.
Nomusa Taylor-Dube is the managing director and lead consultant at Taylor-Dube Consulting, a firm specializing in strategy & operations consulting for new businesses in East Africa, leveraging mobile & web tools.
Kristy Tillman serves as the Design Director for Society of Grownups, a new venture with a mission to change the face of financial literacy for young adults. There she is dedicated to leading teams responsible for crafting digital, brand and spaces experiences.
Dr. Nina Vasan is a Psychiatry Resident at Stanford and co-author of #1 Amazon Best Seller ‘Do Good Well’. A Clinical Advisor at Lyra Health, Nina aims to develop systems, technologies, and policies that optimize mental health for all. She graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School.
Tracey Vitchers is Chief Development Officer at Sexual Health Innovations, a nonprofit dedicated to creating technology that advances sexual health and wellbeing in the United States. She is a leader in the college sexual assault prevention movement and serves as Chair of the Board at SAFER.
Corinne is a passionate advocate for community-centered movements and their power to change the world. She is the Executive Director of Girl Develop It, a national nonprofit that offers affordable, judgment-free software development classes to adult women.
Hanan is a tech start-up builder and supporter. She founded Catalyst, an early stage investment and acceleration program supported by A15, in MENA. She focuses on products that improve local access to services, and accelerates their growth through capital, mentor-ship and business development.
Yomi Abiola is the founder of Stand Up For Fashion (STUFF) a platform that generates creative solutions to social issues within the fashion industry. She is a Model, activist, journalist, and Associate to the UNESCO Chair for Human Rights.
After 9 years of professional career in the ICT sector, currently I am living my dream by being the learning manager & Co-founder of Gaza Gateway, the 1st ICT outsourcing social Enterprise in Palestine. On a personal level, I’ve two adorable daughters, write Arabic poetry and loves classical music.
Suzanne recently transitioned from market analysis and agriculture technology to a project working on coordinating social welfare services for vulnerable children. She is interested in strengthening coordination between health and social welfare services and the roles and capacity of the workforce.
I am a fashion model of mixed Chinese & British heritage. I’m passionate about promoting sustainable fashion through my work as a model. My project Beyond the Runway helps models develop new careers outside modeling. I’m on the advisory board of The Model Alliance, a labor group for models.
Working alongside leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and community champions, Lauren has played an instrumental role in growing collaborative consumption into a global economy and movement over the last 5 years. She is passionate about social innovation business models, and is also a yoga teacher.
Felicia is the co-founder and CEO of Binti. Binti’s mission is to use technology to make adopting a child easier and more affordable for parents. Felicia previously worked at FundersClub and McKinsey. She graduated from the Wharton School, at the University of Pennsylvania.
Kjerstin Erickson (KJ) is the founder and CEO of Simbi, an online marketplace for freelancers to cashlessly exchange services. Previously, she founded FORGE (serving 70k African refugees), was a Skoll Scholar at Oxford (MBA, Social Entrepreneurship) and a dropout at Stanford (BA, Public Policy).
As a Policy Manager at J-PAL at MIT, Alison works to improve the effectiveness of poverty reduction efforts by ensuring policy is informed by rigorous evidence. She previously worked on programs supporting economic growth and service delivery in Afghanistan, Indonesia, and Jordan.
Ruvani Fonseka is passionate about gender equity and health. She is currently a LankaCorps Fellow, working with Women in Need, Sri Lanka’s only organization providing psychological and legal support to survivors of domestic violence, and studying women-headed households across the country.
Alanna is Innovator-in-Residence at PSI, an international development organization that provides health products for women in 65 countries. Her professional experience spans 5 continents, and her work has been featured in the Guardian and Huffington Post.
I am a social entrepreneur and systems builder. I recently transitioned back to the US after several years working abroad to begin work as a co-director of FoodLab Detroit, a network of over 145 good food entrepreneurs committed to growing triple-bottom-line food businesses in Detroit, Michigan.
Felicity co-founded Power of Engineering which has inspired over 2,800 year 9 and 10 high school students across Australia about creative and innovative engineering careers. She is a Founder of Machinam which creates alternatives to traditional textbooks and aims to increase diversity in STEM.
By profession, I advise companies on sustainability and corporate social responsibility issues at BSR. With passion, I support women’s empowerment and international development initiatives through volunteer work ranging from teaching in Tanzania to serving as a board member for SparkSF.
Cosima is a doctor, health tech consultant and entrepreneur. She works with Outcomes Based Healthcare on a project using machine learning and smartphone behaviometrics to monitor health outcomes in diabetics. She is the founder of AXNS Collective, creating new ways of engaging the public with science.
Jacky Habib is a freelance writer and a fellow at the School for Social Entrepreneurs. She has worked in TV, radio and online media and trained citizen journalists and reporters in Ghana through Journalists for Human Rights.
Bethany is passionate about unlocking the world’s creative potential. She’s most recently worked with THINK Global School to empower the next generation of leaders through travel and cultural immersion and is now pursuing several exciting passion projects.
Beth integrates social & environmental issues into strategy development and execution. At Shift, she helps companies embed human rights into business decisions. Previously, she led Timberland’s efforts to integrate social responsibility, and advised companies on reporting and engagement at Ceres.
I am a Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Adviser and during my career in humanitarian aid have led and supported emergency responses across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. I have a Bachelor of Journalism, a Masters of International Studies and am currently studying a Masters in International Law.
World citizen, passionate for social change through entrepreneurship, sustainability advocate & music lover. Colombian lawyer, graduate of the Paris School of International Affairs and fellow of LGT Venture Philanthropy.
Tia is an award-winning entrepreneur. She is the founder and director of Kansara Hackney Ltd. (KH), a partnership with Dr Rod Hackney (Past President Royal Institute of British Architects and Union of International Architects). KH are the first sustainable lifestyle consultancy in the UK.
Nafessa is the Director of Global Engagements & founding team member at MovingWorlds. Previously Nafessa worked in Indonesia & India on global development projects and has worked in juvenile justice. She holds a dual Master’s in Global Public Health & Social Work focused on Social Entrepreneurship.
Nafeesa Ladha is a dedicated and driven professional with over 10 years of experience in health care with a passion for global impact. Her projects have included work in Africa, Canada and the Middle East in community health, capacity building and quality improvement.
Halla is the Director of Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavik University. She’s an energetic world lover who’s been working for Harvard, the OECD, the Foreign Service in Brussels and farmers in Togo, before moving back to Reykjavik. In her spare time, hiking and dancing are her favorite activities!
Emma Mayerson is the founding Director of Alliance for Girls, a membership association of 90 organizations and individuals serving more than 216,000 girls in 5 Bay Area counties. Ms. Mayerson is an experienced organizer and advocate for women and girls.
Katalina is the co-founder and CEO of El Camino Travel. El Camino curates off-beat experiences for groups of 10-12 people to unique locations. The trips all come with a creative photographer in tow, so that their travelers can live in the moment rather than worrying about capturing the moment.
Kathryn Minshew is the CEO & Founder of TheMuse.com, a career platform helping over 20 million millennials find great jobs and get the career advice they need when they need it. Kathryn has spoken at MIT and Harvard, appeared on The TODAY Show and CNN, and previously worked at McKinsey & CHAI.
I am a human rights lawyer and Iran expert. I’ve led non-profit organizations dedicated to human rights in Iran for almost 4 years now. Prior to my Iran work, I worked on war crimes and crimes against humanity trials at international criminal courts in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Amanda joined WWF in 2010, focusing on land use change, sustainable agriculture, and fundraising projects in S. America. Amanda is completing an EMBA at IE University in Madrid. She is originally from the USA and is passionate about nature, traveling, animals, photography, and scuba diving.
Kathryn Peters is a co-founder of Democracy Works, an organization that brings the awesomeness of the Internet to the process of voting. Her work has served over a quarter of a million voters nationally.
Lelemba is the group head of talent and managing director for Zambia and Malawi for Zoona, a mobile payments business that enables people in Africa to send and receive money when they need to most. She is an award winning financial educator, keynote speaker and development professional.
I’m on a mission to save the world through robotics. Roboticist for the past 15 years in industry/academia/startup. Research interests are on the development of intelligent robotic systems that can aid humans in performing skillful tasks more effectively.
Tylea Richard is the founder of Thundress, an intimate apparel company for “raw” and low-impact underwear. She has several years of experience in social compliance, logistics, sourcing, and product development. Tylea currently splits her time between Brooklyn NY and a one-room cabin in Massachusetts.
I am a child/adolescent & adult psychiatrist with a passion for preventing violence and helping survivors realize their life-potential. My work spans sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and the U.S. with invisible populations in areas of armed conflict (survivors of torture, former child soldiers).
A social enterprise practitioner with a background in corporate strategy, operational management, impact investing, microfinance, and international development, Coryell is Chief Operating Officer of One Degree Solar, an award-winning manufacturer of off-grid energy and technology solutions.
VP of Alliances & General Counsel of TechSoup Global, a nonprofit social enterprise that supports NGOs in 140+ countries. Designed and launched www.ngosource.org. Successfully lobbied the Treasury Department and IRS to change US grantmaking laws for the first time in 20 years. Harvard Law grad.
Jenna Wortham is a staff writer at the New York Times magazine. Her work examines how the Internet is (re)shaping society, cultural norms and hidden hierarchies. She is also working on an art book called BlackFuture.us.
Samantha is passionate about the power of storytelling to create global change. As Girl Rising’s VP of Global Programs, Samantha sets the vision for how to best use powerful storytelling to inspire action that gets girls into classrooms. She is currently leading the set-up of Girl Rising India.
Rahama Wright is a social entrepreneur passionate about women’s economic development. Her socially responsible business markets a high end shea butter skincare line sourcing ingredients from cooperatives in Ghana. Products are sold in Whole Foods Markets & provide living wages to women shea farmers
Courtney Young is the founder of Think Young Media Group, LLC, a creative media firm based in NYC and Southwest Louisiana. She is a board member of Hollaback and a co-founder of the platform Heartmob. She is currently working on her first book, a collection of short stories entitled, I Surrender.
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