Our catalysts come from all over the world. They are chosen as outstanding, smart, passionate women creating extraordinary change in social and environmental impact. Learn more about them and their work.
Floriza is a Brazilian behavioral scientist working in the nexus between public health, gender, and social and behavior change. Passionate about participatory research, she holds a DrPH from the George Washington University, and is unabashedly optimistic about our ability to change for the better.
Rose is a grief coach, HR practitioner & DEI coach. She founded and hosts Grief Angels Podcast, a brave community aimed at demystifying grief & grieving process in the African continent.
Mandy, an award-winning designer with expertise in industrial design and special education, is dedicated to inclusive education for children with disabilities. She developed Reach & Match, benefitting thousands globally. Collaborating with UNICEF & World Vision, she advocates for SDG 4.
Advocacy & Communications Specialist | 5+ years experience | GNDR Communications Officer | Expert in global engagement, strategic narratives for resilience.
Swati is the Head of Operations for Digital Transformation at the UNDP. In her role, she oversees multiple departments. With an extensive career spanning more than 15 years, her passion lies in orchestrating transformative change, optimizing processes, and achieving lasting outcomes.
Marianne is an international development specialist, passionate about co-creating and supporting holistic, inclusive, and community-led processes to advance peace, equity and social justice. She is a lifelong learner who loves experiencing diverse cultures and connecting with people.
Rachael is dedicated to developing innovative solutions to create social impact. She is currently the Director of Programs at Jacaranda Health, where she leads the expansion of their programming into new markets to drive additional impact for mothers and babies.
Ellen is Board Liaison & Senior Manager, Institutional Partnerships at Accion, a global nonprofit. She works with current and prospective donors to secure resources for Accion’s mission to create a financially inclusive world. Ellen holds a BA from Smith College; she speaks Spanish and French.
Ritu is an award winning filmmaker, photographer, and a budding food forester who has been working on issues related to climate justice, gender equality, and children’s rights around the world for a decade and a half.
Sarah is a lead economist at MCC, where she's worked for 11 years conducting analysis to support cost-effective investments aimed at reducing poverty through economic growth. Her portfolio has reached $500 million, spanned several continents, and focused on education, training, and labor markets.
Casey Blum, LCSW, is the Co-founder of Martha's Vineyard Ocean Academy, a nonprofit organization that helps youth develop purpose, resilience, and happiness through guided sailing voyages. Casey holds a Coast Guard Captain's license and dual Master's degrees in Outdoor Education and Social Work.
Dion is an international monitoring & evaluation consultant. Her technical expertise spans across eight years in research, program design, implementation, and management, and integrating Gender, Equity and Social Inclusion at organizational and program levels.
Allyson is an integrated change agent who is committed to: empowering all scholars to build character, ensuring they develop mastery in 21st century skills, and providing access to high quality education by creating engaging learning opportunities to be actively engaged in their communities.
Liliana, a dedicated professional in Value Chains, Business, Sustainability, and Social Entrepreneurship, empowers communities through climate resilience, biodiversity, and economic initiatives. An Acumen Fellow (2019) and Climatebase Fellow (2023), she fights poverty and climate challenges.
Beatrice is a dedicated Senior Program Operations Manager, passionate about equipping and empowering global project teams with the tools and streamlined processes needed for impactful project implementation in diverse sectors. Currently leads Operations Management at Viamo's Central Implementation
Kim has spent her career in technology for social impact, working on tools for nonprofits, government agencies, and for civic participation. She strongly believes that the process is the product, and that we can produce technology in ways that are humane, sustainable, and power shifting.
Aissatou, a global health specialist, focuses on preventable infectious diseases, improving underserved communities. Her expertise in public health, epidemiology, and genetics drives her career in research and evidence-based interventions.
Linda, a people and development partner, bridges the employability gap by designing sustainable solutions that engage and empower rural and urban youths for today’s formal and informal sectors.
Jen’s work centers on enabling people to form genuine connections. She believes a deep appreciation for diverse perspectives can foster empathy, tolerance and respect. She's Executive Director at RocaNews, delivering nonpartisan news to young people, and a Youth Ambassador at the US Holocaust Museum
International development professional passionate about using systems practice to address complex and adaptive social problems.
Drawing on both a diverse work experience and a solid scientific foundation, Lauriane is dedicated to exploring how innovation (what's new) can bring progress to human beings and our planet (what's better).
Sarah is the Director of Customer Success at BallotReady, a startup building technology for democracy. Based in Chicago, her career has focused on urban policy. She has previously held positions with research groups, local government, and a foundation. Sarah has a MPP from The University of Chicago.
Kana is the Narrative Strategist at Asian American Futures, advocating for cross-racial solidarity in the U.S. She has nearly 10 years of experience in social innovation, launching new programs, conducting design and quantitative research and using cultural strategy to advance social justice.
Palesa is passionate about advancing progress for the world’s most vulnerable people and driving resources to high-potential evidence-informed social innovation programs. She currently works at Evidence Action and received her BA from Harvard and MPH from Columbia.
Paulina is a consultant at RDA Consulting. She supports planning, evaluation, and research projects in the community health and human services sectors. She is passionate about serving those experiencing homelessness, the justice-involved, and those with substance use and mental health challenges.
Dreisen Heath works as a consultant at the intersections of human rights, public policy, racial equity, and liberation movements. Heath seeks to mobilize and support individuals impacted by systemic racism to enact transformative change through coalition building, policymaking, and narrative change.
Lauren works at the the intersection of outdoor recreation and sustainable tourism. As Communications & Operations Manager at Lumi Experiences, she tells the stories of cultures that celebrate cross-country skiing and organizes sustainable group travel to winter destinations.
Maryam is a curious educator, facilitator and coach who holds developing people with grit and self-efficacy as her north-star. Currently, she serves as a Director at Amal Academy leveraging her expertise in program development and curriculum design to help the Pakistani youth realise its potential.
Patricia is an international human rights lawyer passioned about forests and our collective survival. She works for the environmental charity ClientEarth, where she advocates for better laws around forest management and the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities in the Congo Basin.
Olivia Issa serves as Program Lead for the National Association of System Heads’ (NASH) Refugee Resettlement Initiative (RRI), where she works with higher education institutions to build social and economic success for refugees and forced migrants.
Sarina is a Program Manager at GiveDirectly, a nonprofit that delivers cash transfers directly to those in poverty. Prior to this Sarina worked in research at Innovations for Poverty Action, where she was based in Ghana. She cares deeply about scaling evidence-based anti-poverty programs & policies.
Mia Jeong is a strategist and advisor for social impact. She leads projects on strategic planning, monitoring, and evaluation, focusing on child protection, gender, and forced migration. Mia is committed to improving the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized people with data and evidence.
Evelyne is an amplifier and community builder. Her work at the Camden Coalition is focused on community engagement, capacity building, and elevating the value of lived experience. She has worked for health and social care causes for over 15 years. She values connection, learning, and travel.
Juliette is Head of Impact for the African Leadership Group, a coalition of institutions developing ethical, entrepreneurial leaders to transform Africa. She is passionate about improving the impact of educational programs for meaningful livelihoods. She holds a MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Julie Khamati is a process-driven and pragmatic Programme Specialist with over 5+ years of experience in project management, portfolio services, and grantmaking. She is passionate about empowering livelihoods and does this by bridging the gap between vulnerable communities and donor agencies.
Akanksha is the Portfolio Manager at Unreasonable Group in Asia Pacific. Born and raised in India, but living in Australia, Akanksha is deeply passionate about developing and catalyzing communities and localised solutions towards addressing complex social and environmental problems.
Agatha Kihiu is a HR &Change Management expert devoted to Young talent Coaching and mentoring. I drive organizational transformation. As a mentor, I empower youth, nurturing their potential and dreams. Passionate about positive change.
MacKenzie is the Asia-Pacific Regional Coordinator for Impact Hub. She is an advisor for OurLand Thailand, a conservation social enterprise, WE-Can, a Thailand-based women entrepreneurship support initiative, and serves on the Thailand task force for the Global Steering Group on Impact Investment.
Divina is a program associate at Human Rights Funders Network. With roots in both Darjeeling, India, and Kathmandu, Nepal, Divina's curiosity is her guiding force as she seeks to understand her role in shaping a more equitable world, grounded in feminist values.
Jacqueline Lee Rivera
Jacqueline develops award-winning social impact campaigns and manages strategic communications for feature films, thought leaders, and organizations tackling some of the most pressing issues of our time. She is passionate about the power of storytelling to open hearts and minds.
Rooted in global health equity, Mia is the Founder & Lead of CareForAll, a US social movement that will win healthcare we can all count on. Previously, she worked in health systems strengthening for five years in Malawi and Liberia with the Clinton Health Access Initiative and Global Health Corps.
Vera is an innovator who builds partnerships with private companies and government agencies to use mobile technology to deliver cash to people in need. She is currently leading digital innovation at GiveDirectly, and is passionate about the good use of data and tech to drive social change.
Jeena is passionate about health equity and her career has been focused on innovation in health care that enable easier access for people most at need. She currently works in improving choice and access to sexual and reproductive health services globally.
I have worked in the sustainable biomaterials industry for the past two years, creating innovative consumer facing products with biotechnology; from mushroom leather to algae plastic! Now, I have embarked upon my own venture, as a co-founder of an up and coming biotechnology company.
Maitreyi is an ex-American India Foundation fellow and clinical psychologist by training, who has worked in Education for the past 10 years in India. She's been a teacher, content developer, special educator and Edtech professional. She is passionate about social-emotional learning in children.
Michelle is an impact focused, values driven person working to contribute her energy, 13+ years of skills and experience to create a more equitable, connected and just world. She has deep experience in technology / strategy consulting, analytics, international program leadership and implementation.
Anh Nguyen is a specialist in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning at Impact Hub Phnom Penh with a commitment to promoting social justice for underserved communities and data-driven decision-making.
Jess is a graduate of UCLA and spent 15 years as an actor. She joined UNICEF USA in 2021 as the EA to the CEO, and was recently promoted to Assist Director, Executive Office Operations. She also accepted a new part-time post as the Dep. Chief of Staff to the Standing Group of National Committees.
Sthembile Noxolo Hlongwane
As a program manager at Numeric, I am making impact through working with hundreds of primary school learners and and developing world class teachers through providing training, monitoring and evaluation for pre-service teacher. 'Every man deserves a turn and every child deserves to learn.'
Nelima Otipa Lukela
I have a passion for driving positive change in organizations and communities. With years of experience, I have honed my expertise in assessing, designing, and implementing sustainable solutions that create lasting social and environmental impact.
Melissa is the Senior Manager, Fitness & Healthy Lifestyles at Special Olympics International. She serves on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Center for Coaching Excellence and is the Managing Editor for the Journal of Emerging Sport Studies. She is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach.
Lynn is a mission-driven design leader with a knack for translating data and stories into eye-catching, heart-changing user experiences. She leads teams of creatives to amplify the impact of education research, policy, and training.
Purpose-driven social impact leader with senior management experience to develop global programs and apply entrepreneurial solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. Passionate about bringing people and organizations together to create change and equity in global response.
Cecilia is a monitoring, evaluation, and learning professional with an interest in women’s empowerment, human rights, and democracy & governance. She believes fiercely in the power of evidence to learn, improve, and foster connection. Her personal mantra is “More curiosity, less judgment.”
Cara Passaro is Chief of Staff to the Connecticut Attorney General. She earned her MPH/JD while working at the CT legislature. Cara often works at the intersection of law, policy and politics and is passionate about improving access to healthcare and gender equity.
Shweta is a gender mainstreaming consultant, working with an impact investing boutique, SAGANA. She has lived in Singapore, Bhutan and India, and worked across different impact themes for the last decade or so, including founding an education non-profit in Delhi.
I’m passionate about creating solutions to global challenges and currently the Director of Innovative Philanthropy for Hope for Haiti. I served in the Peace Corps and am the co-founder of the New York City Peace Corps Association. You can also find me outside and working on nature documentaries.
Zorica is a public health professional and a problem-solver. She is passionate about using evidence-backed methods to drive decision-making for health programs. Her work is centered around building human connections and using empathy as a tool to drive forward change.
Dilata is a research, evaluation and learning professional based in Mumbai, India. She is passionate about empowering organizations in data collection, management and analysis techniques to enhance the quality and effectiveness of the interventions provided to communities.
Nadilla is a program manager dedicated to collaborate with impact-driven entrepreneurs. She is passionate about reshaping society through the intrinsic link between personal growth and societal transformation, fostering equality and diversity for a happier, just world.
A marine scientist by training, a resource manager by trade, and a servant at heart. Laura nurtures restorative relationships and builds capacity for thriving natural systems and communities. Today she focuses on weaving plans and priorities for collective action to recover and sustain Puget Sound.
Juanita loves complexity and is invested in tackling challenging issues faced by humanity and the planet through design-led innovation and radical participatory design. She has led multiple International Development projects across Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.
Noëmie is passionate about structuring and implementing innovative finance mechanisms to drive impact. She supports capital allocators, both public and private, in maximizing the impact of their resources, in particular for financial inclusion and gender equity.
Kellie Rosenberger is a secondary educator and school-improvement specialist, focused on designing equitable learning systems that better serve the needs of all students. She has a background in multilingual and migrant education initiatives. She lives with her family in Beaverton, Oregon.
Rebecca Rubin is the Interim VP of Customer Success at FEV Tutor, a mission-driven, high-impact tutoring company that envisions a world where the educational equity gap no longer exists. Previously, Rebecca served as the Director of Implementation at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.
Being a passionate changemaker, Janna is experienced in the field of circular economy, participation, and empowerment. As Head of Strategic Partnerships at Impact Hub Berlin, she brings together people and organisations to build solutions for a future that works for all - people and the planet.
Mansi specializes in impact measurement and currently works as a Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation manager at the IKEA Foundation. She is passionate about supporting nonprofits to improve their impact by adopting a more reflective culture that is based on data and evidence.
Mallory is an impact-driven professional with experience in health systems, data science, and financial inclusion. As Senior Manager, Product and Programs at DataKind, Mallory spearheads a portfolio of projects that leverage data science to increase access and reach of financial services.
Bernice Skhotha is a teacher both professionally and at heart. She is a mentor who always strives to leave a positive impact on people around her. Her passion and purpose is on teacher development. The teacher is the most critical resource in the classroom.
Calla is an educator and conservationist, focusing her leadership on the intersection of climate justice and programming. She leads a team at Defensores de la Cuenca, creating transformative opportunities for the Latinx community. Her boldness and entrepreneurial spirit help her drive change.
Mikhaile is a leader in creative entrepreneurship, implementing skills from her experience in architecture, and design to produce an annual Art Fair, Prizm, that exhibits artists from Africa and its Diaspora powered by blockchain; Deepening the art sector's commitment to equity.
Amanda is an international development professional who transforms the way clients generate and use data to inform decisions. She utilizes Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) approaches to incite change. She is the Associate Director for MEL at EnCompass, LLC.
Amber is a child rights advocate and consultant dedicated to advancing partnerships, policy, and practices that improve well-being for children, families, and communities in the United States and globally. She is currently serving as the Assistant Director of Municipal Partnerships at UNICEF USA.
Rose is an operations manager, community organizer, and personal trainer with ten years of experience in nonprofit & philanthropic spaces. She is passionate about applying a social justice framework to operations work, and building efficient, people-centered systems for mission-driven organizations
Sivgech is currently working for a social enterprise. She is passionate about nurturing youth in entrepreneurship and education. She believes education, innovation, and entrepreneurship are vital for development and growth while empowering startups and impactful businesses.
Castelline Tilus is a Haitian-American technology entrepreneur and specialist in sustainable development. She is the founder and CEO of Akademi, a US based education company dedicated to developing the brightest young minds in the Global South within the field of technology.
Karishma works at the Malawi Ministry of Health in the Dept for Planning and Policy Development, focussing on operationalising the Malawi's new health strategy. She is passionate about social and gender justice (in all forms!). Outside of work, she loves being outdoors, hiking, and going to the gym!
Hilal Ulukaya is a first-gen immigrant & social entrepreneur who changed her IT career & co-founded Society Mano sustainable clothing brand, that leverages handicrafts to empower women of disadvantaged backgrounds. She has 2 M.S. from CUNY and experience as a space engineer.
Christelle Umubyeyi is a consultant at Dalberg in Kigali. She co-founded Women Enterprise Accelerator a social enterprise to empower women-owned businesses in Rwanda.
Mary is a board-certified psychiatrist whose work focuses on improving access to mental health care in the public sector, especially among military service members, healthcare professionals, and individuals with trauma-related disorders. She lives in California.
Nataliia Vladyka is an accomplished Project/Event Manager with 3+ years of experience leading projects, orchestrating events, fortifying client relationships, and promoting marketing content. She is also passionate about advancing gender equality and community service.
From international trade negotiations to humanitarian crises, Lauren is a strategic partnerships consultant and public policy advocate. Focused on global food security and women empowerment, she works to connect start-ups and the private sector to help find and foster real solutions to save lives.
Amber is a child rights advocate and consultant dedicated to advancing partnerships, policy, and practices that improve well-being for children, families, and communities in the United States and globally. She is currently serving as the Assistant Director of Municipal Partnerships at UNICEF USA.
Alison is a program manager at TechSoup. She helps nonprofits access donated and discounted software with the support of corporate technology partners.
Nazgol is a consultant and project manager, working at the intersection of data, technology, and impact by implementing technology solutions for Data Analysis and Insight that lead to transformational change and empowers organizations to streamline processes and scale impact.
I am a graduate of Teachers College, Columbia University, working in nonprofit management, and am interested in education equity, environmental justice, writing, soccer, and sci-fi.
Roukaya El Houda
Roukaya is a Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Growth Lab and was previously an engagement manager at McKinsey&Company focusing on economic development. She holds an MSc in Engineering from Ecole des Ponts Paristech (Paris),and an MPA in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School
Cynthia Lourenço Tach
Cynthia is a Brazilian lawyer currently working as a consultant at UNAIDS, in Geneva. She coordinates and oversees grant implementation aiming to eliminate gender and human rights barriers that hinder the HIV response at the national and global levels.
Dima is an education-focused Research & Design Specialist based in Jordan. Propelled by a belief in the importance of early childhood and literacy, she works at the intersection of social behavior change and parenting to ensure the youngest children, and their caregivers, can flourish.
Liliosa is the Program Director for the LJF which is alleviating global poverty through a unique Give Work model for low income youth. She has led dynamic growth teams for over 18 years and is passionate about social justice. Her daily mantra is “Everyday is a great day to change lives.”
Chiedza is Head of School at USAP Community School in Goromonzi, Zimbabwe. She is a social worker with a strong interest in the impact of institutions on people’s lives, especially young people. Chiedza has deep experience in strategy, policy, and advocacy in education and youth skills development.
Laura has focused her career on the intersection of gender and business within sub-Saharan Africa. She is currently the Group Impact and Inclusion Manager at Flow Equity, working to make farmers across Africa healthier and wealthier through the sale of poultry.
Sidra Amin is Programs and Partnerships Lead at invest2innovate. She helps startups and entrepreneurship support organisations with growth and investment-readiness, with a focus on gender lens investment.
Disha is an award-winning feminist documentary filmmaker and development communications specialist. Her passion for advocacy has led her to champion causes such as climate change, gender equality, peacebuilding, and education. She is currently working with Comms Hub as their Global Campaigns Lead.
Katie is a gender and social inclusion specialist and international development practitioner in health and agriculture. She is interested in how identity shapes our lives, and passionate about creating a more just and happy world by understanding and honoring diversity. She lives in Vienna, Austria.
Alice (she/her) is excited about the potential for universal coverage of healthcare in the US. She is focused at the intersection of health insurance and access to healthcare services, working to translate concepts/dreams of a universal healthcare model into a reality.
Jo works as an impact professional at Yunus Social Business and is founder of SendToGive.org. Raised in the Philippines but living in Germany, she has a deep appreciation for culture and the value of different perspectives. As an artist, she lives life with a sense of creativity, optimism, & fun.
Jaqueline is a purpose-driven marketer dedicated to making the world a better place for all beings. As Head of Marketing & Communications, she and her team strive to find and keep the best members and partners to expand Impact Hub Berlin's influence. Because better future needs better business.
Elena is the founder of an ethical clothing brand for motherhood. She is driven by a desire to transform what has historically been a toxic and unethical industry into a tool for positive change, and to be an example for young mothers and changemakers with entrepreneurial ambitions.
Lex is a social impact service designer, program manager, and mixed-method policy analyst focused on building data-informed products and partnerships. In collaboration with public and private clients, she employs agile and user experience (UX) methodologies to advance system and policy change.
Alex (she/her) is passionate about participatory learning and empowerment processes in development cooperation mainly in the areas of rural development and food sovereignty as well as gender equality and women's empowerment.
Magdalene leads all anti-sexual violence program initiatives at Freely in Hope Zambia. As the program coordinator, she has designed the strategy of Super Girl's Revolution, a community-driven program combatting sexual violence. She holds a BA in Development Studies with over 7 years of experience.
Emma is a Senior Research Associate at Innovations for Poverty Action. She is setting up a 20-year panel survey to better understand the long-run processes of socioeconomic development in rural communities in the Philippines. She believes in using research to inform policies and programming.
Lucia Di Poi
Lucía Di Poi has 15 + of experience in international asset-based leadership development education programs, working towards better spaces for youth, women and community-led development to thrive. She helped found and is now the Director of CLE Haiti, Haiti’s first leadership development foundation.
Alex is the Development Manager at Kidogo - using social franchising to improve childcare in East Africa. Before Kidogo she worked in China and Peru where she focussed on WEE. Alex loves travel, hiking and is passionate about the intersection of gender equality and early childhood education.
Amánda is a Director at El Puente Foundation, which facilitates forest regeneration and bio-culture preservation of indigenous territories worldwide. She received her MSc in Neuroscience & Psychology focusing on integrating plant-based therapies with psychotherapy in mental health treatment.
Abby is a researcher and consultant who is passionate about utilizing community centered research as a social justice tool to advocate for marginalized and underserved and communities. She works alongside mission driven organizations to ensure that programs and services are informed by data.
Amy is the cofounder of Twentyeight Health, a healthcare platform increasing access for underserved communities. She is inspired by her experience as a Taiwanese immigrant growing up in Canada. Previously, she led a skincare startup and was a consultant Bain. Amy holds a MBA & MPH from UC Berkeley.
Alisha is the Co-Founder & CEO of Seabound, a climate tech startup that builds carbon capture equipment for ships. Previously, she built global partnerships at Generation (a non-profit by McKinsey) and helped start a maritime electro-fuel startup, global university, and artisan social enterprise.
Ida Girma is an investor in growth/late-stage companies at TCG. She is passionate about equity, inclusion, and scaling innovative technology-driven businesses. Ida earned a Stanford MBA & Harvard MPA. Outside of work, she can be found playing music or eating Ethiopian food.
Sabrina has spent her career exploring social impact and justice from many different angles (and countries!). She is happiest when working at the intersection of mental & emotional wellness, education, and entrepreneurship. When not working, she can be found at the beach or in the kitchen.
Nicola is a passionate campaigner for social justice and inclusive political participation. She is committed to human rights, animal welfare and environmental protection. Supporting those marginalised in political discourses and empowering them motivates her to work for a more just world every day.
Erin is a humanitarian disarmament advocate with over ten years of experience campaigning to end the use of indiscriminate and inhumane weapons. As a leader at Mines Action Canada, she focuses on fostering inclusivity in disarmament and mentoring the next generation of disarmament leaders.
Yvette is the program coordinator at Resonate, ensuring quality training delivery, program improvements, and innovation. Passionate about facilitating learning for individuals, particularly women and girls in Rwanda, she commits to helping them integrate learnings and breakthroughs in their lives.
Sara's career has been exclusively in the social impact world and she doesn't plan on leaving it anytime soon. Sara is currently the Senior Investment Director at Rippleworks, a private foundation that supports social ventures with financial capital and technical support.
Driven by passion for reducing limitations around mental health care, I work for a company that integrates mental health services into the primary care setting. I ensure that medical professionals incorporate these services into their practice effectively, and prioritize whole-person treatment.
Asmaa consults with organisations supporting the work of social enterprises and purpose-driven businesses and is part of a task force developing the impact investment ecosystem in Egypt. She also runs a community library in a village in Ismailia, Egypt on a part-time basis.
Omalha has 12 years of leadership and program management experience. She now works on multiple country programs with GiveDirectly, a non profit that is providing cash transfers to people living in poverty. She is a trained teacher and is passionate about developing strong female leaders.
Harriet Karen Mukajambo
Harriet is a social work graduate from Uganda Christian University - a young woman activist and a liberal-feminist by training. She is the Founding Executive Director of Global Learning for Sustainability (GLS),a girls and young women youth-led Organization. Harriet works to advocate for social and economic rights of women and girls through collective marketing, enterprise, and investment.
Tryphine Kemigisha is a social and environmental entrepreneur who founded Gewuza Foundation, focused on creating solutions for sustainability and women's empowerment. She invented the MUNAKU SCHOOL BAG, made from recycled plastic waste, to extend study time for off-grid students.
Becca is an experienced consultant looking to create value and have a positive, lasting impact in the field of global health. She works with NEST360 to reduce preventable newborn deaths in sub-Saharan Africa through the development and scaling of innovative technologies across health systems.
Sophia is a Kenyan-German who has been working in development cooperation for more than 17 years. She is currently based in Kigali, Rwanda, where she works for www.giz.de with Government and non-governmental partners on Governance issues such as Democracy, Human Rights, and Gender.
Michelle is passionate about elevating community and end-user perspectives in global health, climate and environment, and shared prosperity. She is an Associate at Camber Collective and previously conducted research and impact evaluations in Africa and Asia. She has a Harvard MPH and a Yale BA.
I am an environmental innovator with 10 years experience in sustainable energy. I am building impact businesses that reduce emissions of hard to abate industries. My goal is to build regenerative energy business models including social and non-CO2 environmental topics (water, biodiversity etc.).
Kelli is a seasoned nonprofit leader who has dedicated her career to driving change and creating opportunities for all. From helping transform the model of an institution like United Way to leading a disruptive nonprofit tech startup, Kelli’s always learning, usually building, and never bored.
I am founder and managing director of Fair Spaces in Berlin, a mobility consultancy for the public sector. I have experiences in research, project management, entrepreneurship and consultancy and background in Business Management and Transport Sciences.
Grace has over a decade of experience in public health, entrepreneurship, and partnerships. She is currently training as a women’s health nurse practitioner and midwife, after which she aims to combine her motivation to advance reproductive justice with her passion for fostering health innovation.
Audrey is an impact investor focusing on sustainability and inclusive economic empowerment in the APAC region, splitting her time between China and Singapore. She is particularly passionate about nature-based solutions that address biodiversity loss and indigenous community capacity building.
Jordan leads design teams to create innovative workforce development products at Generation. Her work shifts education to employment systems to prepare and place people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible. She is passionate about the transformational power of education.
Margaret is an agricultural extension professional, passionate about organic and small-scale production. She sees herself as a bridge connecting the expertise of farmers with that of scientists, leveraging the work of both to find the most innovative answers to our farmers' and planet's needs.
Lorelei works at the intersection of impact, innovation and entrepreneurship. She's co-leading SINGA Berlin, creating spaces for newcomers & locals to connect and meet as equals. Her past work includes venture building, advocacy, consulting, and business development in the impact & tech sectors.
Sarah is a finance professional with over 10 years of experience across the private, government, and nonprofit sectors. She currently works for charity: water, where she enjoys using numbers and analytics to increase the organization’s effectiveness and impact.
Meghan is a purpose-driven leader, passionate about play based learning and empowering girls to become strong leaders. She is dedicated to leveraging technology for social good. Meghan currently leads a team in delivering short-term, high-impact projects for social entrepreneurs at Rippleworks.
Isabela is a Brazilian community builder who is committed to building bridges across sectors to empower women and girls. She currently oversees international programs at WAKE International, building meaningful partnerships across borders.
Driven by the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to live into their full potential, Athena has dedicated her career to educational equity, with a focus on people and org development. She is a first gen college student and currently leads the People, Strategy, and Ops work at City Year.
Carolina Medina Gutierrez
Carolina is a Colombian serial entrepreneur and consultant working for +12 years at the intersection of sustainability, innovation, and technology. She is passionate about ideating, growing, and supporting impact ventures; and, as a mom, cares personally and supports childhood development causes.
Jasmine specializes in evaluating the impacts of poverty alleviation programs. She currently works as Research Manager at GiveDirectly, which provides unconditional cash transfers to people living in extreme poverty. Before that, she worked for CHAI, UCLA, and Innovations for Poverty Action.
Mumbi Munene works at the intersection of policy, agriculture, and business. She is passionate about the agriculture sector’s ability to deliver sustainable development. Mumbi is Vice President of Policy at Emerging ag; a public affairs firm in Ag and Food.
As a Monitoring & Evaluation Associate at Resonate, I lead impact activities and report insights. Resonate empowers women and girls through storytelling. It's inspiring to watch them gain confidence and defy the odds to build great futures for themselves, their families and communities.
At Segal Family Foundation, I advance big visions by equipping partners and donors with the resources and advice they need to succeed. I am a MSc graduate in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the London School of Economics.
Sara works across design, education, and entrepreneurship in the development and startup spaces. She leads Acumen’s leadership programs in Pakistan, focusing on community engagement and sustainable impact. She is passionate about building systems that empower individuals and communities.
Marina is an experienced social impact leader. She is leading Canadian grantmaking of a philanthropic fund that invests in equitable economies and communities. Prior to that, she worked in international development and in management consulting. Marina has an MBA from the University of Oxford.
Franciscah Nzanga is a well-seasoned leader, with a passion for child care. With an Actuarial Science background and MBA from Heriot Watt University she has run efficient operations systems, established corporate governance policies, coached and developed great teams in various countries.
Priscilla is a lifelong learner who is passionate about driving social and economic change in underserved areas. Hence, dedicated the last 5 years to collaborating with the development sector & NGOs to implement sustainable and impactful projects. She works as a senior project manager at Viamo.
Patti is Deputy Director of UCSF’s Center for Health Equity in Surgery and Anesthesia, where she leads strategy and operations for an organization that promotes equitable access to perioperative care in the United States and globally. She is based in the Bay Area and proud mom to 3 young boys.
Seong is an innovation strategist with a passion for relational and systems change. After 6 years of leading creative capacity building in rural Myanmar, Seong joined MIT GOV/LAB, where she collaborates with public innovators to reimagine how governments design for accountability and citizen voice.
Valentina is a Senior Researcher at the Ada Lovelace Institute, with a background on data protection law and digital policy. She is passionate about questions such as what would a more transformative future vision for data use and regulation look like.
Christina is the Founder & Executive Director of Utu Foundation, a Canadian-based organization supporting a vulnerable slum school in Nairobi. Utu is currently focused on helping 45+ students to attend high school.
Appointed Executive Director in August 2019. CarsJanae is an advocate and has devoted herself to help and serve those in need. With over a decade of non-profit involvement, CarsJanae strives to establish a strong foundation for the betterment of future generations.
Jami is an international professional passionate about finding innovative solutions. By day she is a project manager / engineer at a cosmetic packaging firm. By night, as founding executive director of Sharing Hope Africa, she focuses on economic development for social impact.
Amna is a Manager at the Monitor Institute, a social change consultancy within Deloitte that works with social impact-focused organizations and their leaders make choices to advance progress on pressing societal challenges.
Amisa Rashid Ahmed
Amisa Rashid is a multiple award-winning Founder and Executive Director of Nivishe Foundation. The foundation community-based mental health interventions, innovations and approaches . Amisa was recognized among the 100 most influential young Africans in 2021 for her work
Louisa is a Venture Growth Manager, helping organizations with their operational challenges so they can protect the environment and improve more lives. She has 8+ year of experience in the philanthropic and non-profit sector. She is passionate about sustainability and conservation.
Emily is a Senior Policy Manager at J-PAL, where she manages the Social Protection sector. In her role, she writes policy publications, cultivates new research partnerships, and conducts policy outreach. Prior to joining J-PAL, Emily worked for seven years in smallholder agricultural finance.
Michaela generates resources to support a just transition to a clean energy future. She believes we all have a role to play for climate justice, and any action a person can take is powerful. As a lifelong learner, she’s pursuing further education to shape public policies for equitable social impact.
Tatiana is an expert in Sustainable Urban Development and Global Urban Cooperation. She has an academic background in researching urban systems and urban innovation for curbing climate change. Currently, Tatiana serves as a science communicator aiming to empower cities in climate action.
Jenni is passionate feminist advocate, dedicated to advancing women's rights, gender equality and social justice. As an independent consultant, she supports organisations with programme and strategy design, evaluation and research, grounded in rights-based, participatory and co-creation approaches.
Nidhi believes collaboration is key to build a safe and free world. She is committed to work tirelessly towards ensuring every child, women and marginalised can exercise their constitutional rights and live a dignified and safe life, free from sexual abuse, harassment and gender-based violence.
Sonam is an impact-driven marketing professional leading storytelling and analytics at Watsi. She enjoys building meaningful marketing programs to facilitate social change & build a community of rabid supporters. She loves spending time playing with her dog, practicing yoga, and being outdoors.
Jill is a tech enthusiast with a great passion in innovating solutions that directly impact communities. She is intent on building up tech solutions for Africa by Africans that help to solve daily challenges.
Morenike Somoye's work lies at the intersection of media, PR & tech. At Storytellers, she works to collapse the gap between Africa's budding media & entertainment talent, and established talent. Passions include exploring new experiences & ideas through travel or on her podcast, Brick by Brick.
Emma is a biochemist developing new treatments for infectious diseases. She holds a PhD in chemical biology from Harvard, and her current research uses metabolomics to study tuberculosis. Her vision is to bring cutting-edge data science and chemistry to solve neglected or unprofitable diseases.
Isabelle is the Chief Program Officer at Bpeace, a non-profit that mobilizes volunteer experts to grow small businesses and create jobs in crisis-affected communities. At heart, she is a citizen of the world, and strives to support entrepreneurs at scale and drive women’s economic empowerment.
Tabitha Susan Ong'udi
Tabitha is the Franchising Manger at Kidogo Early Years. Kidogo is a social enterprise that use an innovative social franchising approach to support female entrepreneurs (Mamapreneurs) to start or grow childcare micro-businesses in the informal settlements in Kenya.
Meunajo has a decade of experience in the public sector, including managing programmes related to mental health and special needs offenders, particularly female offenders. She has an MA in Clinical Psychology and has an ardent desire to contribute towards access to mental health interventions.
Natasha serves as Director of AGU’s Thriving Earth Exchange supporting impactful community science projects globally. Since 2014, this community science approach has enabled hundreds of communities, scientists and volunteer project managers to co-create solutions that advance community priorities.
Stephanie is a proud diaspora child of Khmer/Filipino ancestry. She is a passionate human being, using their love for nature to drive her intergenerational work as the Co-Executive Director for Khmer Community of Seattle King County. Stephanie enjoys dancing, laughter, and good food & good company.
Cassondra convenes diverse groups to solve complex problems. She’s helped pass bipartisan legislation in every major US geographic region, spanning criminal justice and affordable housing reform. Up next is bringing her listening and coalition building skills to climate tech.
Roujia is the co-founder and CTO of Seabound, a London-based climate startup that develops CO2 capture equipment for ships. Seabound’s system can be installed on both existing and new ships to trap up to 95% of CO2 emissions, helping the shipping sector decarbonize and meet new global regulations.
Julia is devoted to building thriving local food systems as a means of providing health and resilience for rural and underserved communities. She manages the Tillamook branch of Oregon Food Bank, where she provides emergency food assistance and works in partnership to address root causes of hunger.
Miriam is a passionate environmental advocate who has raised millions of dollars in funding for environmental campaigns. As a student, she led a successful campaign for the University of Glasgow to become the first in Europe to commit to divest from fossil fuels.
Olivia supports underserved leaders be at the center of design & decisionmaking processes. She works at the World Economic Forum on energy transition in emerging economies and co-founded a start-up, FutureProof Studio, aiming to build participatory approaches into development projects worldwide.
I am Brendah Aryatugumya, Country manager Healing Together Uganda, Trauma healing training facilitator and an activist against child sexual abuse. I work towards creating a positive social change so we can live in safe peaceful communities.
Alex is a facilitator, project manager, designer, and life-long learner who has spent the majority of her career working to close the Opportunity Divide at Year Up. Her favorite conversations are about community, equity, and people development, especially when accompanied by a coffee or ice cream.
Sarah is the Executive Director of Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation, a non-profit affordable housing provider in Ottawa, Canada. She is a people-focused leader working at the intersection of cities and systems and the critical importance of affordable housing for individuals and communities.
Vanessa is a programme design and organisational development specialist with 10+ years experience supporting NGOs, large and small. In 2022, she joined DCI as Head of Programmes, alongside launching her social consultancy, bringing innovation, future thinking and governance advisory services to NGOs
Sarah Castle is a scientist and a Senior Analyst of Strategy and Impact working in environmental conservation. Her work is aimed at fostering sustainable water management for the benefit of people and nature. Sarah is passionate about expanding access to outdoor education for girls+
Charlotta is a science communicator who has worked on nature-based solutions to climate change, sustainable food systems, and corporate ESG. Her current work centers around the circular economy and reimagining product design through biotechnology, paving the way for a post-petroleum future.
Jen is an impact-driven management consultant turned social enterprise operator and leader with almost a decade of experience. She leads Strategy and Operations at LGBTQ+ focussed LVNDR Health in the UK and led the expansion of one of East Africa's largest forestry businesses.
Tamina Daruvala is a criminal defense attorney and psychologist-in-training based in New York. She believes in utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to mitigate the adverse effects of an oppressive legal system and to promote healing and repair on the individual, community, and systems levels.
Mercedes De La Vega
Mercedes develops partnerships at Acumen, a global non-profit that invests in early-stage companies tackling poverty. She works with institutions to address energy poverty and climate change using the tools of entrepreneurship and finance. She is an Argentine development professional living in NY.
Melissa is a consultant who supports organizations across the PK-16 education continuum to meet their goals. She is passionate about creating access to equitable, high-quality education where each child’s unique needs are met, and students are supported in achieving a successful career pathway.
Hillary LP Eason is a social impact design/innovation strategist and researcher who works with organizations to help them develop programs, products, and services that are equitable and user-centered. She also advises social enterprise startups on user research and market strategy.
Celia El Motie
Célia is a humanitarian advocate dedicated to fight against injustice, alleviate suffering, restore the principle of humanity and ensure respect for human rights. She has been working with conflict affected populations, refugees, IDPS and victims of severe violations of human rights across the world
Sam coaches government leaders to foster climate resilience and close the racial and gender wealth gaps. She brings over a decade of experience in economic development, work as a Chief of Staff, and skills in public policy, operations and communications across government, business and civil society.
Shadille Estepan (she/ella) is a storyteller and mental health advocate currently working as Born This Way Foundation's Communications and Creative Manager. She's is dedicated to fostering positive mental health and connecting young people to tangible resources to support themselves and each other.
Bintu Esther Lamin
Bintu Esther Lamin has over four (4) years’ experience in the community development sector where she is volunteering as the Executive Director for a locally owned NGO called Transformative Women Initiative. Where she focuses on Sexual and Reproductive Health Right Services (SRHRS)for girls and women
Sediqa is a women's rights activist from Afghanistan with an entrepreneurship and project management background. She works with refugees to support their economic stability and integration in the USA. She is passionate about women's economic empowerment in developing countries
Pooja is the Director of Programs of En2action where I manage the various economic development, and community outreach programs that serve BIPOC communities, along with supervising staff and ensuring day-to-day operations. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, reading, painting, and dancing.
Jen is an experienced non-profit leader with experience growing innovative organizations, program design, and strategic partnerships with non-profits and governments. She is passionate about economic empowerment, program leadership, and advancing structural equity and justice through collaboration.
Abbie works at the intersection of social, corporate, and public sectors, managing public-private partnerships to build networks of employment social enterprises at venture philanthropy REDF. Beyond social enterprise, she is engaged in advocacy efforts around poverty, and homelessness in the US.
Missie is a force magnifier and convening catalyst working to cultivate and sustain creative, intersectional, and resilient communities using collective power and privilege to further systemic change. She is currently exploring the intersections of climate change equity, psychology, and storytelling
Kavya is passionate about regeneration and sees it as the most radical work we can be doing to heal our relationship with each other and the planet. She has pursued this goal across her career as a public policy consultant, interdisciplinary researcher, and regenerative cultures facilitator.
Lonna is the child of Jamaican immigrants residing in central Florida. She is an Adolescent Medicine doctor who believes that the 2nd decade of life is most impactful in attaining optimal adult health and that we should create societal systems that respect the unique developmental needs of adolescents.
Amy Harrell Holloway
Amy is a new mom working in global humanitarian aid benefiting children. A non-profit fundraising guru, Amy earned her CFRE during the pandemic. She works with high-capacity donors guiding them toward their most passionate humanitarian projects. She rides bikes, plays music, and is learning Spanish.
Bridget Harvey is the Assistant Director of UNICEF NextGen. She is responsible for directly managing five NextGen Boards, the digital content and communications strategy, and the program's engagements and experiences. Bridget is based in LA and enjoys all the outdoor activities it has to offer.
Malliron (she/her) is passionate about supporting Black women entrepreneurs, with her experience in community engagement, nonprofit management, and design thinking. By day, she works at an ed nonprofit. By night, she consults and shares stories on her podcast, Baddies with Business.
Iman is a Community and International Development Practitioner with over 15 years of experience in the field. Iman currently works as a Housing First Multicultural Case Manager. Where she supports vulnerable populations, advocating and ensuring that everyone has access to affordable housing.
Anna is a compassionate and dedicated registered midwife and a public Health Specialist with 9+ years working experience in delivering health care services to IDPS with diverse ethnic backgrounds. She is the Founder of SMaNCH Foundation a Non-profit Organization providing life-saving medical care in Nigeria
Hanieh is a UX researcher and designer who uses creative problem solving, storytelling, and systems thinking to design products and services that are innovative, impactful, and accessible. She runs on coffee, enjoys climbing peaks, and reading a good book.
Mena is a facilitator & co-creative leader with a mystical love for Nature, embodiment, & using community to facilitate greater self-awareness & integrated wellbeing. She leads at JourneymanUK; a charity supporting adolescent boys to adulthood via contemporary Rites of Passage & Community Mentoring
Jaime currently works on partnerships at Room to Read, a global nonprofit focused on literacy and gender equality. Her passion for equity in education comes from previous work at education nonprofits and extensive time teaching and serving in refugee communities. She is an avid hiker and runner.
Sheila is a Hungarian-trained Kenyan medical doctor, with over 5 years public sector experience and 3 years in leadership positions. She champions equitable access to emergency healthcare. I love people and working with the community. She loves a good cup of tea and catching up with her family and friends.
Alice is a product manager who believes in using technology to build user-centric products with a positive environmental impact. She works for KOKO Networks, a startup selling biofuel and cookstoves in Kenya. She is also passionate about creating space for more women in tech.
Joldeen is Ugandan and a data analyst at a leading solar energy company in Africa. Previously worked for a telecom company under a BI Analytics Company from South Africa. She is a passionate advocate for communities that promote girls in tech and also leveraging technology/data for socio- economic development.
Sadaf is passionate about community engagement, economic development and storytelling for social impact. She has nearly a decade of experience in government operations and community engagement. She brings a strategic human-centric lens to improving public service and engagement in an urban settings.
Nicole Osborne is an information strategy consultant in the education sector. She enjoys building and managing products and processes to drive organizational impact. Passions include philanthropy and making places feel like home.
Vinaya Padmanabhan is a development professional, and currently a senior consultant working on urban policy issues. She works on improving access to basic services and slums and informal settlements. She has experience in project management, and qualitative research methodologies.
Darshana has over ten years of leadership, project and program management, and consulting experience in the development sector in Southern and East Africa. She is currently based working with a family foundation overseeing investments in the Early Childhood Development sector in South Africa.
Juanita is an international development professional passionate about finding innovative solutions to fight the most pressing global issues. She works at the Education Outcomes Funds designing and implementing innovative financing mechanisms to improve the impact of spending on education.
Stephanie leads Muso's global policy advocacy and institutional resource mobilization to strengthen health systems for maternal and child survival. Over the last 10 years, she has lived and worked in Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Haiti, Rwanda, and the United States focusing health and community development.
Tula Rono is a founder of Sprouted Hope which is a not-for-profit organization that works with teenagers and young adolescents on matters of peace, SRHR, education and mental health.
Krista is a materials scientist at Checkerspot, a materials innovation biotech company. She is impassioned by developing high performing bio-based materials to pave the way to a post petroleum future. She also strives to reduce waste through process changes and repurposing waste into new products.
I am an Ecologist, photographer, aspiring wildlife filmmaker, divemaster and PhD candidate. I have worked in the South African conservation space for over 6 years. I am passionate about the inclusion and recognition of indigenous people and their knowledge in conservation policies and efforts.
Victoria is a Marketing Director at SET University, a Ukrainian non-profit educational institution growing the next generation of tech talent to rebuild Ukraine. Prior to that, she spent 9 years working at tech companies - building brands, creating marketing strategies, and growing startups.
Eline is an anthropologist and sustainable business entrepreneur working in emerging markets. She set up a horticulture supply and training company in Tanzania and is involved in the solar transportation sector in West Africa. She is passionate about circular economy and sustainable partnerships.
Shanina Van Gent
Shanina is a strategist, impact innovator, and project manager with 5+ years of experience in international development. She currently Heads Projects and Partnerships at Essmart working to scale the adoption of socially impactful technologies. Shanina is based in Bangalore, India.
Ms. Wahdat is gender equality and women’s empowerment specialist with over 10 years of experience promoting women’s political leadership and participation in the local and national government, with a focus on inclusive electoral participation of women as voters, candidates, and election staff.
Zoe Weinberg is the founder of ex/ante, investing in technology that counters digital authoritarianism. Zoe previously has worked at the intersection of foreign policy, technology, and security, including at IFC/World Bank, Google AI, and the National Security Commission on AI.
Rachel leads the Center of Excellence at DataKind as its Senior Manager, which she launched in 2020. Her background is in data science & capacity building, in the corporate consulting & international development NGO sectors. She holds a BA in mathematics & MPA concentrating in nonprofit management.
Courtney is a member of the Tahltan Nation and lives in Whitehorse, Yukon. As the Project Manger of First Nation Initiatives at the Yukon First Nation Education Directorate, Courtney implements programs that empower and prepare our Indigenous children to be active participants in the current world.
Jessica is an urban planner and policy researcher focused on migration and local governance. At Stanford University’s Immigration Policy Lab, she leads multidisciplinary teams to co-design, implement and evaluate evidence-based migration programs and policies internationally.
Laura is a social worker and non profit leader with a career dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness in her community using data & best practices and leading with heart. Outside of her role as Chief Program Officer at Shelter House in VA, Laura enjoys her family, a good podcast, and coffee.
Greer is an organizer based in Southwest Ohio. She believes in the power of organized people to challenge unjust systems and promote community solidarity. She currently works to build the volunteer arm of the ACLU of Ohio to do just that.
I work in Prospect Intelligence at an international humanitarian organization that supports children. My passion is mental health and it is my goal to help others in their most vulnerable moments and end the stigma surrounding mental health conditions.
I am a consultant working with a research project at the University College London which investigates public attitudes toward overseas aid in three countries: France, Germany, U.S. and the UK, funded by the Gates Foundation.
Elizabeth Andrews is the Chief Development Officer at New Energy Nexus, a global clean energy entrepreneur support organization that supports diverse entrepreneurs to drive innovation and build equity into the global clean energy economy.
Jessica Angima is a first-generation Kenyan American cultural producer and healing artist, working in the modality of meditation. In a constant state of process, she facilitates intimate community through the exploration of art, justice, and contemplative practice.
Simbi is a gender equity adviser with French and English law degrees, her focus is social inclusion and the creation of economic opportunities for disadvantaged populations including women, children, and refugees. She is currently a Gender Analyst for Sub-Saharan Africa at IFC.
Alia Azmat is a counseling psychologist in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. She is also a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Victims of Torture. She has worked with Muslim women and survivors of trauma for over six years in clinical, research, education/training capacities.
Alam is an international development practitioner passionate about leveraging the power of partnerships and cross-sector collaboration to further social impact. Based in India, Alam works as a Senior Manager at MovingWorlds and works to help broaden the support ecosystem for social enterprises.
Haby, a creative entrepreneur, author and digital marketer is a 1st generation American of Fulani descent. She is the Founder of Fulaba, a boutique jewelry brand that provides timeless jewelry from African high culture, Women of the African Diaspora co-author and a Founding Friend of The Fem League.
Alexa is an entrepreneur and founder of Eco-Shelter, a social enterprise increasing access to affordable and sustainable building materials globally. Prior to founding Eco-Shelter, Alexa spent seven years working in global health and development at the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation.
Sarah Perle Benazera is a peace activist, storyteller, and educator, with 10 years of hands-on experience in international and cross-cultural dialogue working at the people-to-people level for a better Middle East. Sarah designs and leads programs for adults and teenagers in Israel and Palestine.
Dr. Bhattacharyya is a psychologist working at the intersection of social transformation and creative healing. She teaches at Columbia University, hosts yoga & meditation retreats, and supports human trafficking survivors & asylum seekers. At present her office is on wheels traveling cross country.
Vibha believes that Health is a basic human right and is dedicated to improving access to health through technology. She is a Founding member and Director of Programs at Intelehealth, a tech-for-impact organization, provides quality healthcare where there is no doctor
As a Chicago native, I combat the cold by staying active and am in yoga teacher training. As a physician, I have always strived towards wellness but am also now dedicated to finding our potential, our strengths, our passions and our playful sides to achieve greater impact.
Allison is the Associate Director of Community Beyond Violence, a nonprofit in Nevada County, CA dedicated to healing the effects of gender-based violence, where she leads the grant writing and fund development efforts. Allison is passionate about sustainability and spends her free time gardening.
I am a social entrepreneur working in the nonprofit sector. I am the president and founder of The Defeating Epilepsy. Our mission is to provide the advocacy and educational resources needed to the epilepsy community and our society. Along with working in nonprofit, I work as a strategic consultant.
I've worked in financial inclusion and energy access for 15 years, and have enjoyed living for most of a decade in Kampala, Uganda but. I am a senior leader in a solar energy company in the area of credit operations, working across 9 markets in Africa. Curiosity and compassion are core values.
Felicity is a psychologist & researcher working to improve access to quality mental health care for vulnerable populations globally. She has held roles across academic, clinical, NGO, & UN organisations, and has developed and evaluated multiple innovative programmes in more than 6 countries.
Deborah is a researcher focusing on technology and human rights with Human Rights Watch. She works to expose the exploitation of data by powerful actors and systemic harm facilitated through technology. She is passionate about developing digital infrastructure that supports human rights.
Zoe is the director of major & planned gifts for St. Luke's Children's, Idaho's only children's hospital and the most remote children's hospital in the country, raising essential funds for major projects and initiatives that focus on access to specialty services and primary care for the region.
My name is Sofia Bublatzky, I was born and raised in Latin America to a Salvadorian mother and German Father. After studying Economics in Europe I was able to fulfill my dream to work in the field of development cooperation. I've worked since 2018 in financial inclusion projects in the MENA region.
Talia is a people operations professional at an investigative non-profit newsroom. Previously, she was an award-winning reporter, focusing primarily on legal, energy and environmental issues. She is passionate about creating inclusive newsrooms and diversifying the ranks of investigative journalism.
Gabriela Camargo Martins
Gabriela is the Communications Director at Economic Security Project with more than a decade of experience leading campaign communications for a variety of community-driven advocacy organizations — from trade unions, to public interest groups, and international human rights networks.
Nicole is a somatic facilitator devoted to healing the harm of cultural misogyny, where the gender diverse/women of colour are more urgently affected. She nurtures domestic violence workers and leaders in male-dominated fields to restore their capacity for full self-expression and meaningful impact.
Anindita works as Manager, Operations and Special Projects at the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion. She is passionate about creating an inclusive world with equal opportunities for all. She holds an MPA from Columbia SIPA and an MBA from the Institute of Rural Management Anand in India.
Angela is the cofounder and CEO of Eskwelabs, a venture-backed ed-tech startup pioneering accessible data skills education in Southeast Asia. She has 10 years of experience creating shared value between business and society through innovative financing and business models. Prior to Eskwelabs, Angela
Katie Chiarantona is a social worker focused on domestic violence prevention and intervention. She currently writes policy and oversees programming on the response to domestic violence involving military personnel. She also serves part-time as an officer in the Air National Guard.
Jen is an impact-driven management consultant turned social enterprise operator and leader with almost a decade of experience. She leads Strategy and Operations at LVNDR Health in the UK which supports LGBTQI+ health and led the operationascaling of one of East Africa's largest forestry businesses.
Rebecca Chowdhury is a freelance journalist and language justice worker. She writes about marginalized communities and as a Bangla interpreter, she works to dismantle hierarchies of language in movement spaces. She completed a Fulbright Fellowship in Bangladesh and now lives in Queens, NYC.
Lauren is the Director of Global Programs at the PeaceJam Foundation, working alongside Nobel Peace Laureates to mentor youth to build peace. She holds an MA in Peace Studies as a Rotary Peace Fellow in the UK. She is passionate about conflict prevention through intercultural and peace education.
Bess is passionate about building spaces where youth of color and their adult collaborators feel safe, nurtured, and powerful, and is currently doing this work at Vocal Justice. Bess has also directed therapeutic arts, storytelling, and mentoring programs for young people in Chicago.
I’m a counseling psychologist, mindfulness meditation teacher, educator, and activist. I'm a Black woman committed to BIPOC community empowerment, eradicaring systemic racism, promoting mental health awareness, addressing trauma, and using mindfulness-based practices for healing.
Teresa Comi Sansa
Teresa is a Product Manager and Business Designer guiding positive-impact companies and entrepreneurs to create products that really connect with their customers. She is also the co-founder of an ethical home decoration and wellness brand as she believes that a better world starts in a slow home.
Chiara is a consultant, trainer, advocate and expert on gender and DEI. Chiara founded Led By HER, a nonprofit that works on advocacy and programs to improve access to Women’s entrepreneurship, innovation and gender-based violence. Chiara delivers keynotes around the world.
Rachel Connors is the co-founder and Chief Enthusiasm Officer of Yellow Leaf Hammocks, a social enterprise dedicated to defeating global poverty through sustainable artisan job creation. She is passionate about social justice and impeccable design, the twin pillars of Yellow Leaf.
Cassy L. Cox is currently the Sr. Strategic Advisor for DataKind, a non-profit organization that harnesses the power of data science and AI in the service of humanity. Prior to this she worked in a variety of contexts and sectors around the world, focused on accelerating impact and empowering others
Patricia is the founder of Amalie, a healthtech company with the mission to bring data and measurement in the way we diagnose and manage the effects of stress and trauma on physical symptoms and disease. She is passionate about consciousness and mindfulness research, mathematics and data science.
Susan works in interrelated fields of the environment, healthy communities, and social impact. She serves as Director of Strategic Initiatives with the Innovate Memphis, a non-profit civic innovation organization igniting systems change through new cross-sector programs and partnerships.
Alyza is a product leader and design strategist with expertise in early stage startups in the fintech for financial inclusion space. In her spare time, she enjoys updating her cat’s instagram account, struggling through crossword puzzles, and reading historical fiction.
A physician-anthropologist with an MD PhD from Harvard, and Master 2 from ENS/EHESS (Paris). Works with Partners In Health, is Lecturer at Harvard, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda. Trained in psychiatry at Yale. Child/adolescent psychiatry fellow.
Nithima has been working across design, innovation and entrepreneurship in the development and humanitarian space. She has founded social impact start an-ups as well as worked for international organizations. She is French and Thai, currently based in Cambodia.
Celia El Motie
Célia is a humanitarian advocate dedicated to fight against injustice, alleviate suffering, restore the principle of humanity and ensure respect for human rights. She has been working with conflict affected populations, refugees, IDPS and victims of severe violations of human rights across the world
Milou Elise Vanmulken
Milou is an economic governance specialist dedicated to building more equitable and inclusive societies. She manages the economic governance portfolio at the European Union in Tanzania and is a founding member of Humans of Africa, a story-telling platform that seeks to connect and empower.
Nicole develops partnerships at UNICEF USA to garner support and leverage resources for the most vulnerable. She’s worked in fundraising, capacity building and project management in the U.S. and internationally, including through Peace Corps service, and started her career in news media.
Jen enjoys strategic partnerships, policy and program design, and managing cross-functional teams. She directs an international immigration research portfolio at Stanford University, serves on the Advisory Council at environmental justice non-profit Youth on Root, and is a certified yoga instructor.
Rebecca Feldhaus Adams
Bec leads the WFPL newsroom in Louisville, Ky. Her leadership puts people first -- in staff, source and audience; she expects newsroom culture to be as strong as content. She's a mentor and collaborator working constantly to maintain community trust through transparency and responsiveness.
Anne-Alice is an impact leader committed to driving job creation and gender equity through entrepreneurship. French national, she has been based in the African continent for the past 4 years. While her brain has been designed to solve problems, she's a people person, who loves to connect.
I coach leaders in the Indian social sector to enable their growth. I also lead digital initiatives for my family’s manufacturing business. My work experience includes time at Google, Endless Computers and Omidyar Network. I hold an MBA from Stanford and an MPA/ID from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Sarah Freeman-Woolpert leads a national network of 125 local Advocacy Teams through the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Quaker lobby for peace and justice. Sarah is passionate about nonviolent movements, creative activism, and grassroots organizing. She lives in Baltimore, MD.
Kyla implements technology solutions to expand and deepen the impact of organizations working on pressing global issues. She has worked in the social sector for over a decade, with a focus on project management, team leadership, and data systems. Kyla is passionate about supporting women in tech.
I am a transdisciplinary researcher and educator. My work aims to enable long-term large-scale societal planning for climate resilience via novel data analytics and computational modeling. Currently I am investigating long-term large-scale interactions between global urbanization and climate change.
Karly Gelardi is the Chief of Staff at IDEA Public Schools. She began her career as a New Orleans TFA Corps Member teaching 7th grade ELA. In 2015 she joined IDEA where she led talent recruitment and launched a teacher certification program. In 2020 she received her MBA from Texas State.
I am a professional with 14 years of experience empowering clients and companies to reach their goals. Solutions-oriented entrepreneur with a proven track record of leadership success in launching a startup business, serving on leadership committees, promoting engagement.
Sweta has 12+ years of experience across tech, social impact & marketing. She is angel investing in purposeful tech companies committed to scaling responsibly. At
Caroline is a finance professional currently working in the impact space for start-ups in East Africa (Apollo Agriculture and previously Burn Manufacturing). She thrives on working with innovative companies to solve complex problems, and graduated from the MBA programme at Oxford University in 2015.
I am a social justice advocate, a system change leader and feminist biased to build things. I act as the Co-Founder and Executive Director of future_s, a feminist foresight and advocacy organization that accelerates the transition towards a more equitable, inclusive and sustainable society.
Lisa works to address issues of power and autonomy in the tech industry. Having worked on data and digital rights for the last ten years she is committed to finding new pathways and alternatives that ensure that digital tools, services, and infrastructure empower people rather than disenfranchise.
Laura is a life-long learner, communicator and technologist. She currently serves as the Co-Deputy Director of The Engine Room, where she oversees programmatic work and supports the healthy functioning of the organisation. In previous lives, she was a consultant, Editorial Director and map-maker.
A communications expert on policy issues at the intersection of economic inequality and growth, Erica is passionate about advancing an economy that works for all. Through her work with the policymaking community, she seeks to break down structural barriers and promote more inclusive growth.
Jamilla is a community and international development professional with extensive field experience in Kenya and the US. She combines the ability to work in close community settings with the scope to interact and influence institutions and organizations on multi-tiered development projects.
Maya is the founder and chief joy officer of Fearless Project, an online education start-up for workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion. A designer, researcher, and strategist, she is an award-winning social entrepreneur and community builder in the global aid industry. Based in Puerto Rico.
I am a creative, intentional and purpose-driven social impact leader with a focus on co-creative team development, strength-based program implementation, and collective impact. I am passionate about building networks and amplifying intersections throughout my community.
Auralís Herrero-Lugo is an entrepreneur, designer, and educator with over 15 years of product development and small batch production experience in the United States, specializing in integrating ethical practices within the fashion industry and its supply chain.
Over the last decade, Elissa has built strategic collaborations for Partners In Health, leveraging public and private sector resources to transform health systems in low-income countries. Previously, she worked in policy research, human rights supply chain consulting, and workforce development.
Miranda is a talent consultant focused on building high-performing teams in impact organizations across the world. At Sagana, she works with entrepreneurs in developing their cultures and people practices to help them solve the world's most important problems.
Hannah is Development Manager at Global Health Corps, a network of 1,100+ equity-minded global health leaders working to transform health systems. She has a decade of fundraising experience at international and domestic rights-based non-profits, and is passionate about health equity and justice.
I am a Ugandan anesthesiologist and lecturer working with Makerere University and the Uganda Heart Institute. I am a passionate advocate for perioperative patient safety in the LMIC setting and work with multiple organizations to achieve this.
As an advocate of Women’s empowerment in Japan, Mami is passionate about connecting women with global career and leadership opportunities. She works toward creating a more more diverse and inclusive society where women can take the ownership of their lives and fully unlock potential.
Priya is a Kansan, daughter of Indian immigrants, 'Amma' (mom), and public health scientist. She's an Entrepreneur in Residence at Promise Venture Studio, and the founder of Roots, a social venture with the mission to build a legacy of generational mental wellness by and with BIPOC birthing people.
Shruti Jagirdar is an international development consultant in monitoring and evaluation, research, and policy advocacy. She works with decision-makers, donors, implementers in identifying & learning from effective programmes. She has previously worked with J-PAL, Brookings Institution, among others
Christine is a tech ethics researcher and consultant, finding ways to make the world a better place through philosophy. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Cambridge where her research is at the intersection of technology, moral philosophy and aesthetics. As an Associate Principal at Principia Advisory, she advises tech companies across Silicon Valley, international banking and top-tier global professional services on organizational ethics and ethics at the frontiers of emerging technology.
Aashna is a trained economist who has public finance management, strategy consulting and embedded government experience in low and middle-income countries. She likes to work on equitable resource allocation in places, and tell the stories of people who reside in them. She is also working on a novel.
Entrepreneur and social impact catalyst. TEDx speaker. Deeply committed to drive positive change from an optimistic humanistic perspective, Bibiana facilitates sustainable transformation journeys within organizations and for individuals in the South Pacific Region.
Noura works in strategy development and evaluation and learning focused on expanding economic opportunities and sustainable impact. She is passionate about integrating systems thinking and behavioral science in her work to effect meaningful change for people and communities.
Tia is a multi award-winning entrepreneur. The youngest to ever receive the Royal Institute British Architects honorary fellowship, she is the co-founder of Kansara Hackney Ltd, the first ISO-certified sustainable lifestyle consultancy, and CEO of Replenish Earth Ltd, the first Net Positive!
Madison is an Operations Manager at Bookelicious- an edtech platform that bridges the gap in children's literacy by using AI and machine learning technology to match kids with books they love. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Roanoke College in 2019 with an Honors degree in Business and Sociology.
Katanu is a nurse who enjoys leveraging the power of technology for equitable quality health care delivery. With expertise in health systems strengthening, designing healthcare delivery systems and digital health tools for high impact on health outcomes to the last mile communities is her passion.
Sibongani is the Country Director of GiveDirectly Liberia. Sibongani is passionate about mental health with particular interest in the interaction between mental health functioning and financial decision making.
Macauley is passionate about scaling mission-oriented startups. An experienced leader, her work has been featured in Forbes and Engineering4Change, and she has mentored for MIT’s accelerator. She is the COO of SurgiBox, developing ultraportable operating rooms for austere settings.
As a first-generation college graduate, Saherah is committed to leveling the playing field and helping women in developing nations break cycles of generational poverty. She is in the process of creating a social enterprise that helps women and children rebuild their lives after trauma and abuse.
Brianán has spent the last decade providing management and technical assistance to NGOs and Ministries of Health with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and infectious disease. Brianán is passionate about universal healthcare, specifically to enable women and girls to achieve their dreams.
Laura leads ESG for a growth-stage energy efficiency company and founded a successful climate resiliency company. She supports the climate startup ecosystem as a startup scout and mentor. Laura has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and BS in Environmental Science and Policy from UMCP.
Kathryn Kosmides is a longtime entrepreneur and activist who has worked with dozens of venture-backed startups to launch and scale their sales and marketing. She is now the Founder and CEO of Garbo — a tech nonprofit on a mission to help proactively prevent harm in the digital age.
Abby is a nonprofit marketing professional with a 10+ years of experience working the conservation and climate. She has worked in multiple nonprofits in multiple regions across the U.S. and seeks to find ways to use marketing to better advance value-driven missions.
My career focus has been to increase access to improved health technologies and services among underserved populations to improve health outcomes. Currently, I'm focused in the area of early-stage innovation in the global health space. I enjoy skiing, camping and aerial silks in my free time.
Rachel is a public health professional with focused interests in routine immunization, community health worker programming, and patient-centered health service design. She is passionate about working alongside marginalized communities to build health systems that deliver high-quality care.
Sasha is the Director of Data Science at Warby Parker, helping demonstrate that a business can scale while doing good in the world—including distributing more than 10 million pairs of glasses to people in need so they have the glasses they need to learn and work.
Courtney Savie Lawrence is a connector by nature with a focus on climate and social innovation. In the past 15 years she has lived, worked and traveled across more than 70 countries in pursuit of positive impact and works with UNICEF, UNDP and coleads Oxford Climate Tech and the Circular Design Lab
Siobhan 'Chevy' Lazenby
Chevy is intrigued by the space where global health equity, gender data and design meet. As a Manager at Gates Ventures, she is responsible for research on positive outliers in the COVID-19 response and pandemic preparedness. She has a BA&Sc from McGill University and an MPH from Harvard.
Heloise Le Masne
After her degree in Business & Economics, Héloise worked on CSR in big groups. After realising the potential for change carried by leaner structures, she supported social entreprises. She then rallied Impact Hub Berlin and is now leading the Operations of the largest impact space in Germany.
Grace is the Director of Strategic Partnerships & Growth at Partners In Health - United States, a social justice organization dedicated to advancing health equity. Grace is passionate about developing programs and partnerships that improve health access and outcomes in marginalized communities.
Claudine is a Los Angeles native, living in Washington, DC. Professionally, she is passionate about responsible and ethical technology innovations and facilitating unlikely but effective partnerships to tackle social issues. Personally, she is passionate about food, skin care, and a good anime.
Rachel is passionate about generating data & evidence for decision-making in public health. She is a Senior Manager at IDinsight in Kenya, where she supports partner organizations to grow their social impact. Her work has primarily focused on digital health and reproductive/maternal health.
Kelly is a global health professional committed to achieving universal health coverage. She has held positions working in community health program design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation in New York, Peru, Malawi, and Togo.
Ingrid is an environmental and animal welfare advocate aiming to improve conditions for both humans and the natural world through mutually beneficial solutions. She is the Executive Director of the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters and co-founder of Minnesota Association for Pets in Crisis.
I am Dr Philis Nyamoita made and based in Kenya working as a project manager and in charge of the women and children wellness center. Am passionate about rural health accessibility in Kenya with the aim of women empowerment, developing partnerships and model to tackle interdisciplinary challenges.
I have a passion for education, and firmly believe we can solve the world’s pressing social problems through rightly directed (private) investments and cross-sector partnerships. I currently work at Generation, a global non-profit that supports people into life-changing employment.
Enthusiastic about social justice and the issues that affect the most marginalized communities, especially women and girls, Aja is bridging the digital divide as the Director of Strategy and Business Operations at CARE USA, by driving strategic alignment of enterprise-wide technology initiatives.
Maritere is passionate on improving processes for systems and organizations. She believes in the power that all people have within to achieve their full potential. Whether partnering with the private sector or with nonprofits, she is energized by connecting with people through trust.
I'm currently the Corporate Affairs and Compliance Lead at rescue.co, an organisation that provides services to people living in countries without access to emergency care. I am a cross-disciplinary professional with over ten years of experience in corporate and non-profit environments.
Eileen is a software engineer who builds tools that promote equity. Currently, Eileen works on a government civil rights website. Outside of her 9-5, she has contributed to an open-source police accountability project. She is also a firm believer in organizing, and a proud union member.
CarmenLeah Ascencio, LICSW, MPH, CPC, RYT is a Boricua ecotherapist, radical life coach, educator, trauma-sensitive yoga instructor, community theater artist, and a student of plants and the earth, who specializes in working with survivors of violence and abuse and queer and trans people of color.
Emily is a passionate advocate for gender equity issues. She is invested in increasing access to opportunity by addressing the burdens of unpaid care work and removing barriers to reproductive rights.
As the Community Manager at Alive Ventures, she has developed a community centered co-design model to inspire entrepreneurs to build for and with older adults to develop products which enhance later life and shift the narrative on aging. She believes community building is critical to social impact.
Amuda is a first generation Nepali- American and a passionate feminist working towrads build equitable leadership spaces. Her experiences in Nepal, and Denver Colorado working with women, girls and non-binaries profundly informs her work and passion in creating an equitable world.
Emma has been working in the field of immigration for over ten years. She started her career at the International Rescue Committee's NYC Resettlement Office. She is now the Director of Immigration & Foreign Affairs for US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
Sanjukta is a planning, monitoring, learning, and evaluation consultant from South India. She runs a consultancy firm supporting the nonprofit sector, especially grassroots and activist organisations, using participatory, feminist, decolonised, and intersectional approaches.
Maryam is a creative problem solver, community builder, and designer of events and experiences based in Astoria, NY. She has a fondness for creating immersive events + experiences, finding innovative ways to connect community and creativity to values, and goofing off with her husband and daughter.
Vaishali is passionate about driving funding and capacity building resources to social enterprises and mission-oriented businesses. She was previously a Capacity Builder at REDF, a venture philanthropy fund that invests in employment social enterprises, and is currently a Consultant at Bain.
Sofia currently works with community based organizations at the NYC Dept of Small Business Services, leading on capacity building programs. Her career spans a decade and has focused on equitable economic development in local and international contexts. She is passionate about impact (and soccer).
Joan is a social researcher working in the areas of mental and reproductive health. Currently running an organization that supports persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and related mental health challenges creating networks between and for clients for their health and well-being.
Claire's work centers on enabling women and girls to achieve their ambitions. She has lived and worked in Asia for over 20 years- launching, championing, and leading girl and women-led organisations that advance gender equity. She currently serves as Wedu's Executive Director.
Julia is the founder of Teleo, a virtual office platform for therapists. She has a software engineering background from Stanford, Google, and in digital health, and has hosted a podcast on tech for social impact. She is passionate about helping people form meaningful connections through technology.
Claire is the Vice President at Intentional Philanthropy, a consulting firm that works with private foundations. An experienced facilitator in governance, strategic grantmaking, and foundation operations, Claire leads teams and advises clients in distributing resources to meet community needs.
Tamiko is a lifelong educator and author who develops impactful programs to motivate students, leaders, and build effective teams. Tamiko cares about people. She collaborates with others to launch new initiatives that improve educator experiences, end homelessness, and empower communities.
Stephanie is a daughter of refugees and is committed to closing the opportunity gap through serving the education sector. At EdSource, she on the management team and oversees finance, ops and talent. Stephanie began her career in investments, worked at WestEd, KIPP and is an Education Pioneers alum.
Patricia is passionate about health equity, mental health & wellness, and youth empowerment. She currently works at Peer Health Exchange as the Director of Digital Wellbeing, a non-profit dedicated to building healthier communities and improving health outcomes for young people with young people.
As the CEO of Numeric, Sibonelo uses her passion for education to provide solid mathematics foundations to over 2000 children in primary schools and train over 100 future teachers in South Africa. She believes offering quality education to children from low-income areas restores their dignity.
Amaka Okechukwu Opara
Amaka is an investor with over 15 years of experience in private sector and international development. She is the founding partner at WEAV Capital, an early stage VC dedicated to funding and supporting the most innovative female founders across Africa
Nelima is a Public Health professional passionate about using lived experiences to improve services and products. She is based in Nairobi, Kenya and currently works with Nexleaf Analytics, an Ngo that partners with countries to ensure technologies serve the local needs and contexts
Alyssa is a regional director at Generation, a nonprofit that connects unemployed people with meaningful work. Her team designs bootcamp curriculum for programs across Asia and Africa. She is most passionate about creating opportunity for others through the design of accessible learning experiences.
Bárbara works on issues at the intersection of social justice, power and technology. She currently is the Community Engagement Manager at The Engine Room, an international organisation supporting civil society to effectively use data and tech.
Becky has created and led multi platform behaviour change programmes across Africa and Asia, working with communities, audiences and creatives to make the world better. She believes in creating space for communities to tell their own stories and harnessing technology, research and a dose of humility to make it work.
Amy spent the last decade working at the intersection of development and governance in Asia and Africa. She is passionate about supporting change agents who work to better their communities. As a Senior Transition Advisor at USAID, she guides political transition programs in complex environments.
Lauren leads Partnerships and Policy at Common Future, a radically collaborative think and do tank working on racial and economic justice issues. By integrating "economic belonging" principles into development agendas nationwide, Lauren is modeling how to build economic resilient communities.
Claudia is an international development professional passionate about leading cross-cultural teams to realize their potential. As Deputy Resident Country Director for the Millennium Challenge Corporation, she leads a team of experts on a $460 million grant to reduce poverty through economic growth.
Magdolna is a human rights and gender equality expert working within the United Nations system to draft policy for social change, build commitment to international standards, and facilitate the sharing of best practices among Governments and civil society.
Manu is curious and wants people to thrive in a healthy future. Her path took her from studying literature and computer science to being an editor for environmental campaigns, leading digital transformation projects to now working as philanthropy manager for Save the Children Germany.
Annabel Poppy Tamara Johnstone
I've been building a career in East Africa for a few years since my first professional appointment here starting in 2018. I like to visualise the abstract, which makes my work in climate change adaptation a good fit for me. I'm in the private sector, on the nexus of entrepreneurship and research.
Charlotte is an economist with over ten years experience supporting development cooperation projects worldwide. Her focus has been on sustainable water and energy infrastructure solutions to combat climate change and increase climate resilience. She currently lives and works in Rwanda.
As a creative producer -I’ve had the opportunity to work on a broad range of creative projects. In the arts, nonprofit, sports, marketing, entertainment, and finance/tech - the common thread is building teams and fostering safe spaces that cultivate creativity - with a focus on empowering women.
Leydy Rangel is a DACA recipient, the daughter of farm workers from California, and the communications director for the UFW Foundation. The UFW Foundation is a national non-profit that empowers and advocates for immigrants, farm workers, and Latinos, and is among the largest immigration legal servic
Fayana is a public health professional passionate about aging, caregiving and racialized health inequities. She is a Senior Health Equity Consultant in the Center for Health Equity Practice at the Michigan Public Health Institute and has an MPH and a PhD in medical anthropology.
Lupita Rodriguez is public health program director. Lupita holds a Master of Science degree in Community Development. In her current position, her focus is to help create healthy communities, with special attention to reducing mental health disparities in the Latinx community.
Marissa is passionate about connecting people across industries, races, and borders to help communities gain the capacity for social, economic, and educational impact. Marissa has served as a diplomat for over a decade and has built expertise in policy, operations, and program management.
Aviva Rosman is the COO and co-founder of BallotReady, the award-winning technology platform for democracy. She works to help constituents research their ballot, turn out to vote, run for office, and engage with elected officials at every level of government.
Chloe Safier is an independent consultant and an associate at Gender at Work who works with NGOs, UN agencies, feminist organizations, and funders around the world to advance gender equality & Women’s rights. She is also a postpartum doula, and she splits time between San Francisco and Brooklyn.
Allison works with leading INGOs, Foundations, and research institutes to design and strengthen social and environmental impact strategies worldwide. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, impact measurement, and action research. Allison loves languages, ashtanga, and the great outdoors.
Jenny works as a software engineer to build useful things that will last a while. She thinks a lot about making both code and teams sustainable. She currently works on public health projects at Dimagi during the day and studies sociology at night.
I work at the intersection of health equity, social justice and research. I'm committed to centering the humanity and voices of those often silenced, and to changing processes from within public health and philanthropy to promote justice. I enhance my work with time spent being active and outside.
Christina is an Associate of Strategy, Learning and Impact at Humanity United. Previously she worked as an Evaluation Research Analyst for the UN Women Independent Evaluation Services. She holds masters degrees in Management and Latin American Studies from the University of Notre Dame.
Mayo is a public servant with a mission to keep people at the center. Her professional experiences have helped her develop expertise in policy and project management. Recently, her focus has been on policy implementation. She’s excited to improve her leadership practice to better guide her work.
Alekhya is an analytical creative and currently works as an international development strategy consultant at Dalberg Advisors. She is passionate about stewardship, teaching/mentoring, and helping others identify the unique spaces where they can be their most authentic and vibrant.
Heather is a clinical health psychologist with a passion for health equity. Currently working in tech, Heather hopes to challenge the space and transfer autonomy and power to clients seeking services.
Zara is the daughter of a child bride, a licensed legal practitioner and a strong advocate of women’s rights in Pakistan. Combining her profession with her passion she has founded “LaWomen” where she is creating efficient ways to seek justice for women survivors by matching them with women lawyers.
Born and raised in Hawaii, Laurel is focused on using the power of film to educate people about the climate crisis. She works on impact campaigns for environmental documentaries, and produces events around connecting filmmakers with resources on climate storytelling and sustainable production.
Jessie is a skilled connector and impact investor working to drive more capital to underserved communities. She currently invests in early-stage for-profit social enterprises and funds at Gratitude Railroad. She holds an MBA from Berkeley Haas and a BA from Duke. Jessie is based in Los Angeles.
I am an Anaesthesiologist with a passion for sick children. I aim to advocate for equitable surgical and intensive care for all children around the world. I work with many organizations whose purpose is to better Children’s health care through research and/or direct provision of care.
Emely manages learning opportunities for the Congressional Hunger Center’s leadership development participants. She is passionate about growing and developing people and improving learning systems. She holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and master’s in Education from George Mason University.
Titania is a social impact design researcher and strategist specializing in content and inclusive design. She supports organizations in their messaging, service and communications strategy, and audience experience. Her work focuses on co-creating inclusive community programs, developing relevant service experiences, and designing actionable content with 10+ years of experience supporting global startups and social impact companies.
Lysanne works at the intersection of sustainable landscape management and inclusive value chains. She works as a program manager and consultant for Aidenvironment, a value driven research and implementation organization. She is passionate about working with people with diverse backgrounds and ideas to foster climate action initiatives.
Julie Wahl serves as Program Management Advisor for Resolve to Save Lives within the Prevent Epidemics Unit. She is passionate about health equity and has ten years of experience in international health programming. Julie holds a BA in biochemistry and an MPH and currently resides in Washington DC.
Sheila Warren is the chief executive officer for Crypto Council for Innovation (CCI), a global alliance formed to demonstrate the transformational promise of crypto and educate policymakers, regulators, and people around the globe.
Sarah is currently the program director for a business development program for food and beverage entrepreneurs in Hawaii. She's passionate about bolstering the local food economy and empowering underserved entrepreneurs.
Jennifer is a coach, facilitator, international speaker and consultant who specialises in mental and emotional wellbeing, leadership development and workplace culture. She founded Intentional Generations and is privileged to support the wellbeing and development of thousands of people since 2017.
Sally Yue Lin
Sally works for the British Columbia Public Service in the Ministry of Public Safety on a modernization initiative related to policing reform and public safety policies. She is also a career coach serving BIPOC & other equity-deserving professionals. Outside of work, she enjoys sewing and swimming.
Ashley is passionate about human-centered design strategies and currently manages the climate justice program for the Clara Lionel Foundation. She has previously facilitated climate resilience projects for the Mayor of Phoenix and worked for a Member of Congress as a director of operations.
Victoria Zumaeta resides in NYC and is the Manager of National Board Operations at UNICEF USA where she focuses on best-in-class governance practices for the National Board and Executive Office operations. Victoria holds a B.A. in Peace and Justice Studies and Political Science from Pace University.
Jacqueline da Costa
I have been working in the non-profit space in fundraising for slightly over 4 years and am currently working at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. Prior to non-profit, I worked in the corporate insurance and risk management space for over a decade. I am located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Sabrina is a multi-dimensional spirit whose passions span the domains of education, tech, art, and culture. As a Muslim, Black, woman Sabrina actively engages in community building to push for cultural inclusivity and engagement. She founded a creative wellness platform called Cirri.
Nesima is a writer and strategic communicator passionate about social impact. As a Communications Director at Change Consulting, Nesima helps nonprofits, foundations, and changemakers create content and use digital media to achieve their programmatic, policy and fundraising goals.
Born and Raised in the Caribbean, I have spent the majority of my professional career focused on Social and Economic Justice with a focus on eduction programming, organizational development and relationship management.
I am a Project Manager at Fix That Pump Enterprise and also serving part time as a Communication Support staff at HOPin Academy. A communications and project management professional with multiple years experience in the field of strategic communications, marketing and community development
Donna Mae Arididon
Donna is an HR Practitioner with a background in Training and Organizational Development. She is passionate about helping individuals achieve their full potential. She is currently working at BagoSphere PH. Inc. A social enterprise that focuses on providing human skills training in the Philippines.
Alacia works at the H3D Centre at the University of Cape Town where she supports translational drug discovery teams and leads the marketing efforts of the Centre. She is a published poet and enjoys acrylic painting. She is passionate about education and capacity development outreach activities
Ridhi is a public health researcher, systems designer, and lifelong learner. At IDEO.org, she manages the Vaccine Confidence program to build inclusive solutions for the COVID-19 pandemic alongside refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities. UCLA neuroscience + UCSF global health sciences alum.
Lucie is Legal Officer at Privacy International, a global NGO that researches, advocates and litigates globally against government and corporate abuses of data and technology around the world. She is passionate about using the law to fight human rights abuses and bring powerful actors to account.
Regina Baiden is the Regional Advocacy Coordinator for CARE West Africa, where she coordinates regional advocacy to save lives, reduce poverty and achieve social justice. She has over six years of experience in the development sector and has previously worked with civil society organizations.
A storyteller based in LA, Amanda's work has spanned the literary, nonprofit, and startup worlds. She is passionate about discovering new ways to partner storytelling and advocacy, and is dedicated to developing programs that refine, uplift, and amplify the voices of emerging youth writer-advocates.
Melody is an interdisciplinary international development practitioner committed to promoting climate resilient, sustainable, and inclusive urban development. She has focused on resilient transport, resilient building regulatory frameworks, and how social inclusion can improve resilience outcomes.
Caitlin is Privacy International's Campaigns Officer - and spends her time running projects and building campaigns aimed at challenging government and corporate surveillance, exploitation of data, and defending individual's rights.
Justine is an impact leader passionate about driving equitable, sustainable and inclusive societal change.She has dedicated her career to environmental and social justice and her current focus is on the transition to a decarbonized world.And she highlights other impact professional in her podcast!
Alyssa is an intersectional feminist & gender equity practitioner working on advancing reproductive justice & strengthening gender-based violence prevention & response programming. She is a member of the Racial Equity Index which is focused on addressing systemic racism in global development.
Nikki has worked at the intersection of design, innovation, and impact for almost a decade, focusing on civic technology, digital tools for agriculture, and financial inclusion, both in the US and globally. She is currently a Designer/Researcher at Nava and lives in California.
Erica is an engineer and project management professional who is working to build a more equitable world. She is passionate about developing partnerships and strategies to tackle interdisciplinary challenges. Erica is currently focused on rural accessibility in Uganda.
Isabelle is a California-made, New York-based social impact consultant helping clients design powerful stories to maximize impact through digital marketing and fundraising. Isabelle is passionate about education, the arts, and leveraging tech for good.
Cate Brown is an open source researcher and human rights advocate located in Brooklyn, New York. By day, Cate is the program manager for a new global rights initiative, The Symposium on Strength and Solidarity; by night, Cate freelances as a video producer reporting on rights abuses and power.
Laura is an evaluator committed to participatory, flexible, and learning-focused measurement and management for the social impact sector. Working hand-in-hand with teams leading innovative new programs, she designs measurement strategies that can adapt to evolving projects with emergent outcomes.
I am a Data Analyst working at an international humanitarian organization to help children. My passion is to find the most efficient ways to provide fundraisers with the information they need to effectively steward donors so that we can achieve the biggest impact for children together.
Kujegi is passionate about creating meaningful connections across different platforms, entities, and people. She gets the most excited when she is supporting others and working to improve the processes and systems they are in and when she is writing and performing poetry.
I am a professional coach with 10+ years of change management, sustainability, and leadership experience in a multicultural environment. As a leader and as a coach I strive to support individuals and organizations to become the leaders they want for the world they expect. Let's act as change-makers!
Gloria is a transportation planner with special interest in creating gender equitable transport systems. At the NYC Economic Development Corporation, she supports climate resiliency planning for infrastructure and develops public-private partnerships to leverage technology for public outcomes.
Eleonora has over 10 years experience working on climate change within businesses, the scientific community and as a government advisor. She is a strong advocate of the transformative role played by innovation in building resilient, zero emissions societies.
Aislinn is the Professional Learning Director for StudySync, a content development company that creates and publishes progressive and equitable educational curriculum. Aislinn is passionate about creating inclusive, accessible, and culturally responsive learning experiences.
Safia is a global educator who is passionate about increasing opportunities for learners through improved learning outcomes. She is currently a Global Curriculum and Instruction Partnerships Lead at Generation a nonprofit that connects unemployed young people with meaningful work and careers.
Alyssa is a public health practitioner focused on reforming health systems to equitably deliver primary healthcare in fragile and conflict affected states. She has worked with Ministries of Health and civil society to innovate and scale community health systems in Burma/Myanmar, Burundi and Somalia.
Letizia is an international development practitioner with experience working in government, non-government organizations and the United Nations. Passionate about both emergency relief and long-term development, she is a native of Italy and works as Partnerships Specialist with UNICEF Afghanistan.
Claire Douglass is a founder of The New Fundamentals and has over 15 years of strategic campaign, grassroots, grasstops, and partnership experience.
I am a young professional & independent researcher passionate about sustainable infrastructure and energy, and experienced in designing project-based learning educational programs. I previously worked as a consultant and researcher with private companies, IGOs and NGOs in Europe and Asia.
Claire advocates for accessibility to affordable and quality early childhood education on a global scale. She developed an Early Years English program in a public school in the Netherlands and later became a Head of Preschool in Bangkok, Thailand. She holds an MA in International Education.
Jessie Duke is the owner of Bread & Roses Press, a publishing house and small press distributor based in rural Michigan. Jessie has worked in independent publishing for 16 years, and is passionate about finding innovative ways to increase access to quality writing and better support creators.
I am leading social innovation programs within multinational companies. I worked previously with Danone on nutrition and access to safe water, and then with Essilor on access to eyeglasses in West Africa. I'm a strong believer in the power of business to solve social and environmental issues.
Stephanie is the Executive Director at Community Beyond Violence, an agency dedicated to preventing and reducing interpersonal violence in Nevada County, CA. She has over 11 years experience in the field and is passionate about promoting healthy relationships and serving through collaboration.
Wendy Foo is a senior associate at Palladium Impact Capital, an impact investment bank that structures transaction and raises capital for social enterprises and impact funds. Passionate about using capital for good, she is working to make impact investing mainstream.
Riah works to remove barriers to success for leaders in the Indian social sector, particularly those from marginalised communities. She has previously worked at Google, Endless Computers and Omidyar Network. She holds an MBA from Stanford and an MPA/ID from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Nazly is the Global People Manager at Instiglio, a non-profit consultancy that helps make social programs more effective by tying funding to results. She is passionate about making Coaching a main-stream Leadership practice in the public and non-profit sector.
An expert on issues at the intersection of race and economic policy, Jessica focuses on identifying and promoting policies to advance the socioeconomic status of Black communities. She has experience in policymaking at the local, state, and federal levels, and is passionate about structural change.
Marieke is a private equity professional with a passion for emerging markets. Based in Nairobi, she invests in and advises companies across East Africa. She is a principal at Ascent Capital, a leading regional SME fund manager. She previously worked at McKinsey and holds a CEMS MiM degree.
Camila Gomez Wills
I care deeply about human dignity and agency and am dedicated to finding solutions for responsible sourcing as well as best practices to ultimately put an end to modern slavery in our supply chains. I am a program manager with 5 years of experience working in business and human rights.
Alejandra is passionate about effective policy implementation and services to vulnerable populations. She spent the last decade conducting evaluations to drive improvement for public agencies. Currently she is a Performance Auditor for the City of Berkeley focused on police funding and operations.
Nadee is a speechwriter and a storyteller who focuses on improving access to knowledge. She leads Executive Communications at the Wikimedia Foundation, the global nonprofit that supports Wikipedia. She celebrates creating more inclusive narratives and more empowered worldwide communities.
Kristin Rose Gustilo
Rose is the Curriculum and Instruction Manager at BagoSphere, a social enterprise that focuses on workforce development. She is a purpose-driven leader who is passionate about helping her fellow Filipinos believe in themselves more, unlock their potential and succeed in their careers.
Grace works at the intersection of environment, marine science, technology, and philanthropy. Passionate about the importance of diverse voices in environmental issues, she holds a PhD in marine ecology from University of California Davis and currently works as a grantmaker in a family foundation.
Laura is an urban planner and climate adaptation specialist committed to enabling equitable climate-resilient development. Her over 11 years of experience has taken her to more than 25 countries - helping governments and organizations both assess and understand climate risks and plan for resilience.
Danielle is a scientist committed to engaging communities in the scientific research process. She is an expert at gaining consensus in large scientific organizations and leading cross-functional teams. She currently leads U.S. Respiratory Patient Advocacy for a pharmaceutical company.
Jillian is passionate about helping young people find meaning and purpose through experiential education. As an educator with a background in service-learning and design thinking, she currently manages programs at Project Invent. She lives in Chicago and is a graduate of Cornell University.
Sarah is passionate about giving back and building a sustainable future for all. From the UNHCR, to philanthropic initiatives, and most recently working to deploy Hyperloop in the Arabian Gulf; Sarah has an an unequivocal commitment to helping the people of the MENA region.
Kristen Itani Koue
For more than 10 years Kristen Itani Koue has work within or alongside social enterprises, foundations, and nonprofit organizations. She currently serves as Senior Impact Manager at Sama- a Certified B Corporation- where she leads the company's social impact and sustainability efforts.
I am passionate about the intersection of politics, tech, and media. I work at BallotReady, a nonpartisan civic engagement startup that is helping create a more informed and engaged electorate. I was previously a management consultant and have conducted research on social enterprises in India.
Beverly is a learning and development strategist at the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that oversees Wikipedia. She designs learning and leadership initiatives, working towards social and systemic justice through free knowledge.
Kori's passion is to create space for people to feel seen and heard to support flourishing in the workplace and beyond. Through her company, Symbio Strategies, Kori helps people in organizations better understand their experiences through meaningful feedback and dialogue in which every voice counts.
Shaneika Faye Bernette Juaneza
Shay is an international fundraiser creating stellar impact with nonprofits from different continents and across varying issue areas, such as education, water and sanitation, and sustainable energy to name a few. Based in the Philippines she has a master's degree in Political Economy.
Judith blends strategy and creativity across the domains of public health, education, & art. She is the founder and director of a visual-art focused Social Enterprise based in Rwanda, where she has catalyzed numerous social impact programs focused on the use of creativity for development.
Edna is an International Development professional with vast experience in the East African entrepreneurial ecosystem. Through her work within different sectors, she is fully committed to supporting strategies that deliver on advancing sustainable development goals in Africa and create a better world
After having worked on bringing electricity to remote areas of Southeast Asia, I joined a social enterprise in Myanmar to focus on social impact, sustainability and climate resilience in rural farming communities. I am passionate about languages, inspired by cultures and eager to take photographs.
Jenny has spent her career working in policy development and program operations for both government and non-profit organizations. She is passionate about accountability in government to advance social, environmental and health equity.
Miriam is passionate about development finance and improving access to water and sanitation (WASH) services. She currently serves as the Infrastructure Finance Advisor for USAID's Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Finance project, focused on urban utilities in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.
Amy is a psychologist at Montefiore Medical Center, where she is the Clinical Director of the Adult DBT Program & Associate Director of the CBT Training Program. Amy co-founded the Becoming an Emerging Adult at Montefiore (BEAM) program, which focuses on improving mental health care for young adults
Rebecca is an intersectional feminist with a JD and expertise in US and international human rights law, advocacy, engagement, and program management. She has held roles with the Center for Constitutional Rights, US Human Rights Network, Human Rights Funders Network, and Women Enabled International.
Julia has spent her career organizing and training for electoral and labor union campaigns. She currently serves as Director of Training for Arena, a national organization that convenes, trains, and supports the next generation of candidates and campaign staff.
Annabelle is the Publication Head of Oasis by KrASIA, a digital tech media company. She is passionate about media for social impact and has interviewed the wavemakers at the world's top companies and tech unicorns. A lawyer by training, she previously led a media social enterprise in Singapore.
Alyssa is the current Program Coordinator at a non-profit aiming to provide the urgent needs of children in state protective care. With experience in advocacy and an interest in social justice, Alyssa hopes to grow and continue assisting in positive improvements in her own community and beyond.
Yolanda Jinxin Ma is a cross-disciplinary professional with 10+ experience in digital transformation, international development, impact investment, social innovation, digital media, and data journalism. She is currently Head of Digital Policy & Global Partnerships at UNDP based in New York.
MM is a fundraising strategist and development sector professional from Manila, Philippines. With her keen interest in sustainability issues, she recently completed her masters degree in Environmental Science and Ecosystem Management. MM is an avid diver, weekend adventurer, and voracious reader.
Sarah has worked in earth science, strategy development, and circular economy, and is passionate about driving positive environmental change. Originally from Canada, Sarah is now working in Germany as the Global Sustainability Manager for Siegwerk, a global player in the packaging industry.
Samantha Malunga is an Associate Program Officer at The ELMA Philanthropies Services. She is passionate about increasing access to improved maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health rights, and early childhood development in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Livia is the founder of Ina Wellness Collective, an inclusive Guam-based company with a mission to inspire a holistic lifestyle and make wellness accessible. She is a health coach, a yoga teacher for adults and kids and is passionate about designing transformational retreat experiences for the soul.
Chanel is a humanitarian professional with 10 years experience implementing evidence-based programs for youth impacted by violence. She has spent 5 years managing projects in South Sudan, Iraq, Somalia, and Honduras and previously worked in US migration. She holds an MPH from Yale University.
Ana Martin Aransay
Vocation for social change and Women’s empowerment. Going towards the promotion of African cultures in my home country. Currently living in Rwanda working in NGO. I consider myself a person in constant search for meaning and reduction of incoherence: Always trying to learn and unlearn
Anna has worked creating content and digital strategies for campaigns focusing on climate change and ocean plastic pollution in China, and more recently for MSF´s Access Campaign taking on big pharma to demand equitable access to medicines, vaccines and tests in low-and middle-income countries.
Julie is a coalition architect: a hybrid professional who builds innovation by activating people, resources, and investments towards a shared vision. She currently makes change as a Future of Work strategist, external partnerships manager, and ERG leader at Guild Education.
As DreamUp's Director of Programs, Lauren Milord expands access to space-based educational opportunities for learners worldwide. Prior to joining DreamUp, Lauren was Community Engagement Specialist at Boston Public Schools and earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations at Tufts University.
Amuda is a first generation Nepali- American and a passionate feminist working towrads build equitable leadership spaces. Her experiences in Nepal, and Denver Colorado working with women, girls and non-binaries profundly informs her work and passion in creating an equitable world.
Kel is a consultant, coach, and entrepreneur for social good within the education sector. She currently serves as Director of Partner Success at R.E.A.L. Discussion, a curriculum and professional community for teachers cultivating belong, growth, and rigor in humanities classrooms across the world.
Sally is the Manager of Social Purpose Real Estate at Tides, where she works to leverage real estate for social and philanthropic impact. Her passion is facilitating built interventions designed, developed, and operated to grow social equity in under-resourced communities.
Alice is passionate about international development, having worked in Nigeria, DRC, Sudan and Tanzania over the past 10 years across humanitarian, basic services and governance programmes. She is currently Head of Programmes in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in Dar es Salaam.
Katie leads teams to greater impact through strategic and compassionate people operations, organizational development, and internal communications. Katie is currently the Director of Business Services for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation.
Ujwala is a fundraiser with experience in global and local nonprofits. At the East Bay Community Law Center, she aims to build restorative to regenerative funder relationships and roots herself in the anti-oppression frameworks necessary to dismantle white supremacy, anti-Blackness, and casteism.
Christine is the Executive Director at Edu Child Foundation Uganda. A non profit that focuses on helping vulnerable children especially girls get access to education. She is passionate about empowering young girls to develop healthy esteem and leadership skills. She runs monthly medical outreaches.
Allen Nakalo Ssali, a Ugandan, mother of two, HR and Social Policy professional working at UNICEF Uganda as a Social Policy Officer, specializing in Social Protection and Child Rights Governance.
Laura founded VITAL, a brand of sustainable daily-use products on a mission to mainstream green. Previously, Laura led strategic marketing & comms at Bitly and was a PR manager at Mozilla. She holds a BS from Georgetown and an IESE MBA. Laura, her husband Matt and their pup Pepa live in Puerto Rico.
Kate is currently the Director of Policy at Opportunity@Work, which aims to unlock economic mobility for workers without college degrees. Previously, she managed research projects, implemented ed tech, and served with Americorps. Kate believes a more inclusive, equitable America is possible.
Annie Ning, is currently the Director, Asia Affairs at ISTE. Prior to joining ISTE, Annie volunteered in Hanglai, a village in southwest China. Annie holds a master's degree of science in education from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.
Amalee is a Jordanian-American working in the humanitarian & development innovation space. She has worked with tech companies, startups, accelerators, and international organizations to design, build and scale innovations for social impact. Amalee is also a writer and currently lives in Amman.
A. Salewa Ogunmefun
A. Salewa Ogunmefun is a social justice strategist with over a decade of experience leading electoral campaigns and field programs in over fifteen states. She is deeply invested in a representative democracy & public policy that prioritize people over profits & strengthen community relationships.
Sadaf is passionate about community engagement, economic development and storytelling for social impact. She has over 8 years experience in government operations and community engagement. She brings a strategic human-centric lens to improving public service and engagement in an urban setting.
I am the Head of Growth for MyWellbeing, a startup that offers free mental health support groups for marginalized communities and matches people with the right therapist for them for. Outside of work, I focus on projects to make higher education more accessible.
Laura is a nonprofit leader with over a decade of professional experience in international development. She is the CEO and Co-founder of The Exodus Road, an organization strategically fighting human trafficking in six countries. She leads a team of nearly 80 staff and is passionate about freedom.
Born in SC with life and work experience in NC, Dc, Mexico, and Kenya. My expertise is in business development, strategy, and operations at social justice-focused climate tech companies. In my spare time, I backpack, write, volunteer with immigrant communities, and try to stay as embodied as I can!
Grace believes in reliable, affordable, and clean electricity access for all. With seven years of experience working in sub-Saharan Africa for both the public sector and start ups, she is passionate about helping organizations build effective operations and develop inspiring company culture.
Teresa is a writer and researcher interested in critical methodologies, knowledge from the margins, power and feminist praxis. Currently, she works as a research manager at The Engine Room, an international organization dedicated to supporting civil society with its use of tech and data.
Kelly Procida is a Manager on the Global Cause Partnerships team at UNICEF USA. Working with civil society organizations, she leads strategic communications and engagement opportunities, showcasing partners impact on their support for the world's children.
I'm a researcher in the field of feminist geography and a trainer in the field of gender, diversity & inclusion with the new visions association. I'm passionate about human-environmental systems and transformational processes that contribute towards a safe world for all living beings.
Amna is committed to leveraging evidence in policy & decision-making. At Ontario's Behavioural Insights Unit, Amna leads the application of human-centred design to improve critical public services. Amna has also supported the development of Women’s economic empowerment initiatives at the World Bank.
Nina wears many hats as a scientist, communications professional, and education advocate. She is part of the founding team at Checkerspot, a materials innovation biotech company. Nina currently serves as an advisor to the board of Make a Difference Now where she has been volunteering since 2011.
Cathy is a technologist who works at the intersection between data and international development. Currently she is Technical Project Manager at The Engine Room. Prior to that she has led and supported projects ranging from youth employment focused initiatives to international health.
Laura believes in our collective capacity to create a better, more just world. She has experience working across sectors and leading diverse teams. In her current role, she helps to unlock the resources and power of the private sector to be a force for good. She is a certified yoga & med teacher.
I have found my vocation at the intersection of Women’s rights & climate action. With a background in ethnology, impact evaluation, climate tech and community activism I work towards actionable solution-finding for the deeply interconnected issues of social equity and sustainability
Originally from Italy, now in Finland, Monica is a creative and interior designer with a mission. Using strategic design thinking she is determined to see a change in interior design and construction industry advocating for sustainable practices and the use of emerging materials and technologies.
Sapna is a graduate student at Harvard University where she explores the impact of education in social justice. She is an engineer, who pivoted into education through Teach for India and continued to work on educational projects across India and Kenya for the last 8 years. She was raised in Bahrain.
I am passionate about intersectional feminism and social justice. As a consultant in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid I work with public sector and civil society organizations on gender equality and human rights issues.
Daphne is an economist with a strong interest in public financial management and sovereign debt issues, currently working in government. She is also passionate about social entrepreneurship and co-founded a business incubator for young entrepreneurs while working as an economic advisor in Zanzibar.
Sonal Shah is the Executive Director of the Centre of Sustainable and Equitable Cities and the founder of The Urban Catalysts, advising multiple stakeholders - governments, development banks, philanthropic organizations and think tanks on sustainable, equitable city planning and transport.
Fatuma is a Humanitarian Program Officer with over 10 years of experience, working on issues related to displacement, instability, and early recovery from crises. She is passionate about finding opportunities for those impacted by crises to lead on solutions and supporting transformational change.
Regan Smith works as the Jr. Chief of Staff at GAN. Her role exists to help entrepreneurs around the globe to receive connections and resources to build successful companies. Her passion is to alleviate poverty through entrepreneurship. In her free time she loves hosting meaningful dinner parties!
Areesa is the Deputy Director of Organizing at When We All Vote, a nonprofit, nonpartisan initiative created by Michelle Obama to increase civic participation and close the race and age gap in voting. She is guided by her belief that every person has the power to create extraordinary change.
Zofia is a venture builder and a product manager who works at the intersection of financial inclusion and technology in East Africa. She is passionate about impact that innovation can create for underserved communities. She's driven by exploration, new learnings and solving problems that matter.
Julia is a passionate problem solver combatting the global climate crisis through high performance & sustainable material solutions made from microalgae. Julia has a background in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Management Consulting and thrives at the intersection of science and strategy.
Priya Surya is the founder of Goodwill, a personal finance app that helps young families in India and Singapore create a will and guardianship plan for their children, from the safety and comfort of home. Prior to Goodwill, Priya worked to expand financial access to insurance and credit across Asia.
Lauren is excited about building more sustainable systems, particularly related to water and sanitation. Working with Sanergy, she uses her background in environmental engineering and research to develop tools and build an evidence base for better sanitation planning and implementation.
Yijing is the founder & CEO at 2060 Advisory, an impact investing advisory that moves capital for China's carbon-neutral transition.
Michele is passionate about fostering entrepreneurial ecosystems in emerging markets. She currently works at Endeavor where she leads the access to capital efforts for the commerce-tech and smart cities portfolios. She started her career at JPM and is a co-founder of a family owned investment fund.
Iris is the founder of a remote marketing & communications agency for purpose-driven organizations. She supports organizations with a mission in telling their story online and offline. She is passionate about diversity & inclusion and believes in the power of investing with a gender lens.
Sage is an advocate and nurse working at the intersection of health and religion. She actively builds interdisciplinary partnerships between health and religious leaders, specifically focusing on supporting healing for sexual abuse survivors and elevating gender equality within faith communities.
After 8 years in higher education, Brooke's passion for leadership development and community engagement led her to the social impact space. As Director of Programs for the Notley Leadership Network based in ATX, she inspires, equips and elevates seasoned and emerging leaders from all walks of life.
Our technology should help free us to be our best selves, at work, at home and at play. As co-founder of Learn Leap Fly, my goal is to make our lives friendlier, safer, simpler and more human through research, technology, and great UX.
I use the tools of organizational development, narrative strategy, digital organizing, and design thinking to empower AAPI journalists & communities to own our stories. I'm a writer who gravitates towards weaving lived insights on the human condition into messages that impact society at large.
Kimmy is a Development Manager at Smarter Good where she supports nonprofits and social enterprises across the globe through strategic development and fundraising management support. She is passionate about strengthening the capacities of social organizations to create more impact in the world.
How does an organisation become an exemplar of the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals? I'm learning by experimenting in my family's businesses based in Taiwan, in my work implementating Agenda 2030 in the municipality of Gävle, Sweden & in my personal agency globally.
Mariam is an international development practitioner with more than seven years of work experience focusing on nature protection, combating climate change and good governance. She holds a MA degree in Globalisation, Business and Development from IDS at University of Sussex, UK.
I am a development enthusiast who is keen to influence change through technology, sustainable commercial interventions and strategic partnerships. My experience spans diverse industries including telco, e-commerce, payments systems consulting and ICT4D in Ghana and the US.
Khadijah Abdul Nabi
Khadijah Abdul Nabi is a Graphic Designer.|She is the Creative Director and founder of a female-led creative studio called, Ya Khadijah where she specializes in creating brand identities for female entrepreneurs in the Middle East.
Miriam works on issues related to racial justice, migration and intersectional feminism. She manages the Berlin office of IRAP and was previously the speaker of a coalition working to overturn a headscarf ban in Berlin. She has published on refugee issues with special focus on Palestine.
Surabhi is passionate about global food systems through economic empowerment of farmers, sustainable agriculture, and access to healthy foods. She holds an MBA from Georgetown and is a Sr. Manager of Coffee Sustainability at Starbucks. Surabhi is also a yoga teacher, a scuba diver and a proud mom.
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.
A purpose-driven leader with 15 years' experience in organizational effectiveness and program management. As a Global Initiatives Sr. Account Manager at Unreasonable, she works to re-purpose capitalism by building community between entrepreneurs and institutions to solve the biggest global problems.
Kidan Araya is a policy advocacy strategist and partnership engagement manager for natural resource governance with over a decade of experience organizing in front-line communities for environmental and social justice across Africa and the United States.
Apurva believes that a quality education changes lives. She works with librarians, academics, students, and others to make our educational landscape more equitable. She supports translating knowledge across communities and values greater critical thinking for all.
Timna has worn different hats as a journalist, organizer, and communications professional. She currently serves as Director of Communications for Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, which focuses on racial equity and economic justice advocacy.
Thet Hnin Aye
Thet leads the Social Impact team at Proximity Designs, one of the leading social enterprises in Myanmar's agriculture sector. She leverages her research expertise to bring impact to Myanmar's rural farming households. Thet holds an MSc in Business Administration from University of Amsterdam.
I am a feminist development economist & activist from South Africa with a PhD in Economics. She has extensive research, policy advocacy, communications and alliance building experience. She is the Senior Researcher Climate Energy and Infrastructure Lead at the Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ).
Abi Beaudette is passionate about bridging the gap between global health and technology to improve the lives of women and children. She holds an MPH from Boston University and works with technology to streamline the reproductive health commodities supply chain in low- and middle-income countries.
Amanda is an international development professional, documentary photographer and filmmaker whose work supports leadership development, climate action, Women’s rights and social enterprise across Asia. Her Peace Corps service in Nepal ingrained her belief that effective change starts with listening.
Linda is a legal professional working on the protection and promotion of the most basic rights and liberties of people in and from the Middle East and North Africa and refugees in Switzerland. She is also passionate about promoting equity, exploring the world in a sustainable manner and gardening.
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.
Emma is the Associate Product Manager at New/Mode, a civic tech startup that helps progressive organizations mobilize their supporters by targeting politicians with one click. She is a community organizer whose main passion is building the capacity of social movements to make systems change.
Karen has spent the last decade in strategy and operations roles in federal and state government. She is passionate about using data, technology, and process improvement tools to improve services and programs. She enjoys teaching yoga and meditation, photography, traveling, and dancing.
Mar is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, digital wellness educator and Acumen fellow. She raises awareness on how technology is reshaping society and our interactions. She is co-founder of The Self-Investigation (journalists' well-being) and OdiseIA (responsible artificial intelligence).
Annie is a global health practitioner and a registered dietitian/nutritionist, working to advance health equity. In her current role at BRAC, she supports grant management, partnership engagement, and strategy development for health and agriculture programs across South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
Courtney is the co-founder of Tardi, a financial mentorship and wellness platform to help women put their money to work. She is based in Freeport, Grand Bahama where she works with the Blue Action Lab to develop place-based economic development models promoting island sustainability and resiliency.
A latinx leader in humanitarian technology whose work has helped entrepreneurs in +60 countries use emerging technologies to solve the world's most pressing social problems. She is the founder of Yunus & Youth and leads a team at UNICEF that invests in startups that improve the lives of children.
Originally from France, I have been working in Mexico for ten years in the fields of culture and education. I currently manage Bookmate in Latam, an app to read thousands of books & audiobooks. I also founded an association to help children from the Mazahua group. I have a PHD in economic sociology.
An engineer turned banker turned development professional, Monica is most passionate about contributing to building a truly inclusive world in every way. She currently works on improving the quality of life in Indian cities through advocating sustainable ways of financing the urban local bodies.
Angela is the Co-Founder and CEO of Eskwelabs, an online data upskilling school in Southeast Asia that aims to democratize the future of work for those from diverse backgrounds. She is based in Manila where she moved in 2018 for her previous work in impact investing.
Tracy is a first generation Hmong-American and a product manager dedicated to improving health outcomes in underserved populations. She is passionate about health access and equity, specifically, improving maternal and infant health both domestically and globally.
Elena Chopyak is an emergency humanitarian responder and virtual reality (VR) evangelist and founder. In 2020, Elena began her foray into VR, and has founded a company that provides VR safety and security training for humanitarians, journalists, and others.|
Yaqi Chu has been working in the intersections of youth empowerment, social entrepreneurship and innovation for the past 4 years. She is passionate about building inclusive entrepreneurship communities to level the playing field for all - particularly young entrepreneurs from developing countries.
Originally from Flint, Michigan, M.J. is a U.S. Foreign Service Officer. Through her profession of diplomacy, M.J. designs and leads human rights reporting and public engagement, elections monitoring, and promotes free and fair media. She has lived and worked in Pakistan, Moldova and Russia.
Hannah is a humanitarian, focused on migration and displacement, supporting communities affected by disaster and building capacity in this area of practice internationally. Today, in her organization she works to support global organization change towards improved humanitarian action for children.
Originally from Chicago, based in Nairobi for the last 10 years. My career has always been in healthcare - first consulting then non-profit management and finally starting my own company - Flare. At Flare, we build 911 for countries where it does not exist. Received my MBA from MIT Sloan.
Deepa is passionate about culture and the arts. Dedicated to public service and a budgeting professional, she heads the Cultural Institutions and Libraries Unit at the New York City Office of Management and Budget.
Alise is the South-East Asia Regional Director for Viamo. She enjoys expanding Viamo into new markets, learning about the local context, and designing digital solutions to solve information gaps.
Annalisa is Partnerships Manager at the Open Data Institute, where she looks for new opportunities for the ODI to deliver impact. She is also working on a project focusing on climate change and data sharing and holds an MA in Data and Society from LSE.
Elyssa Feder is the Executive Director and co-founder of Rising Organizers, which provides deep training and leadership development support to new and emerging progressive activists and organizers. She is additionally the Training Director at EMILY's List. She lives in Washington, DC.
Sol Fereres Rapoport
As the Content Lead at bioRxiv, Sol is dedicated to helping scientists share their research in a faster and more transparent way. She is passionate about scientific communication and works to improve science openness and scientific advancement.
Haley Fletcher Bethune
Haley is the Director of Capacity Building at SeriousFun Children's Network and oversees the learning and professional development programs across their global network of 30 organizations. With roots in the education sector, Haley has trained and facilitated for groups across the world.
Jacqueline is a passion-driven Medical Doctor with an interest in; Health Systems Strengthening, HealthCare Policy, Fragile Settings, and Youth. Her work has a blend of clinical practice as well community advocacy for improved adolescent healthcare. She sees youth-responsive healthcare initiatives as a strong lever for nation-building
Devon is an action-oriented individual who is trying to solve a pervasive employment challenge: the under- and unemployment of immigrants and refugees. Through a collaborative leadership approach, Devon activates meaningful partnerships to develop impactful programmatic interventions.
Maggie is the Head of the Oceans and Aquaculture Investor Consortium at CREO Syndicate, where she facilitates investments in the Blue Economy. She leverages her experience in global affairs, international development, and impact investing to build sustainable food systems and improved ocean health.
Originally from Italy, Alessia is passionate about fostering inclusion and belonging for all, multiculturalism and multilingualism. Currently, she works as the Associate Director of Development Operations at the END Fund, where she helps raise funds to end neglected tropical diseases globally.
Deanna Froeber is the Managing Director of Institutional Advancement, where she pursues educational equity by partnering with a broad, inclusive, and diverse coalition of stakeholders and funders. Deanna has her B.A. in Religion from Campbell University and M.Div from Vanderbilt University.
I am an entrepreneur, an architect and the Co-Founder & CEO of Buildher; an organization that equips disadvantaged women in Kenya with accredited construction skills, leading to greater financial prosperity, changing male attitudes and promoting gender equality in within the construction industry.
Aisha Lovely George
Aisha Lovely George is a trained counsellor and a sexuality educator. Aisha has been developing Comprehensive Sexuality Education curriculum in India, especially using innovative technology like audio podcasts. She has been awarded for Social inclusion of children from from Marginalised community.
Emma is a social entrepreneur and marketing professional dedicated to building sustainable brands and supply chains. She previously started a coconut cosmetics line in Senegal and holds an MBA in International Social Business. She currently develops CPG products using impactful superfoods.
Jennifer Gottesfeld works at the intersection of entertainment and social impact. She spends her time thinking about how the stories that we are exposed to shape how we see the world, and working to increase the diversity of people telling those stories so we can deconstruct old narratives.
Cadhla believes that strengthening democratic participation is the foundation for advancing every social justice issue. Her experience facilitating Citizens' Reference Panels, advocacy initiatives, and civic forums led her to Elections Ontario, where she works in public engagement and education.
Originally from Louisiana, currently a Music Teaching Artist at an innovative non-profit, The Bay, in Nebraska. I believe in the power of music and building community for the 'misfits' to live authentically themselves through cultural experiences and activations with others.
Maris is a Senior Director at CCS Fundraising, where she partners with national and global nonprofit CEOs and board members to build transformative fundraising campaigns. A former political coach and organizer, she is an advocate for women running for elected office.
Iryna is passionate about communication for social change & sustainable development. Born in Ukraine and based in New York, she leads digital communications at End Violence Partnership/UNICEF aiming to protect children from violence and ensure they are safe at school, online & in their communities
Rose has been part of world class engineering teams since high school, where she worked on|VR that is still more advanced than what is on the market today. She helped to build the most|fuel efficient college vehicle in America (and top 10 in the world), the first MOOC Prof-Desk,|cutting edge heal
Regan, a native New Yorker, is the VP, Finance & Operations at DoSomething.org, the largest non-profit for young people and social change. She takes ownership of the financial and operational health of the org and promotes sound business decisions, aligned with DoSomething's strategic vision.
Jennie Rose Halperin
Jennie believes that the Commons are a powerful vehicle for social change. As the Executive Director of Library Futures, she is focused on growing the organization and its reach and fostering a culture of open, inclusive leadership to support equitable library community, technology, and advocacy.
Johanna is passionate about enhancing Women’s participation in the digital transformation as users, creators, employees, entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders. She is currently leading the Digital Transformation Center of GIZ in Ghana strengthening local approaches to digital inclusion. |
I am dedicated to provide equal access to opportunities for all, and I currently do that through my position as a Director of Ashinaga Senegal. I am convinced that through education and transformative leadership, young people will become actors of a positive change and I love to play a part in this.
Katharine is Vice President with the Builders Fund, a growth stage private equity fund focused on purpose-driven businesses. She invests in and supports companies pursuing sustainable growth in climate solutions, sustainable food/ag, health/wellness, and human elevation/social justice.
I am a creative, intentional and purpose-driven social impact leader with a passion for co-creative team development, strength-based program implementation and collective impact. I am the Executive Director for Causeway Work Centre, promoting inclusion through meaningful work.
Brittany has been working in clean energy in variety of roles since 2015; including sales, construction, and training. Currently, she is Sr. Manager, Workforce & Community Engagement at a solar nonprofit where she runs training programs to increase accessibility and make the industry more inclusive.
Maya's professional hats include serving as a facilitator, program director, and change agent focused on connecting and uplifting individuals to help them take effective climate and social action centered around equity, justice, leadership, and the natural world.
As Program & Communications Manager, Maya Holm brings her experience in capacity building, relationship management, and communications to drive meaningful programs that facilitate creative growth at ZERO1, an art and technology nonprofit based in San Francisco, CA.
Victoria is the Program Director with Save the Children, currently based in Bangkok. She works on human rights issues in both development and humanitarian contexts, and holds a Master's degree in International Affairs. She has a unique interest in transformative leadership.
Julia is passionate about collaborative process design and implementation. As an emergency management consultant, she supports municipal governments to navigate COVID-19 response and recovery. She speaks French and supports youth-led political campaigns to actualize a more equitable and just future.
Anuli Isichei is a program manager and faculty member with the Healthcare Leadership Academy, with background in clinical nursing. She has won several awards, including, being recognized in 2020 by WHO, UNFPA, Women in Global Health, as 1 of 100 Global Outstanding Women Nurse and Midwife Leaders.
Heather Jin is the Global Head of Social Impact at Medallia with a mission to leverage their superpowers - product, people, and capital - for social good. Passionate about conscious capitalism, she founded Medallia.org from the ground-up and has now transformed it into an embedded social enterprise.
Tali is a Data & Technology Strategist at The Movement Cooperative, building progressive political power by expanding access to high-impact data and technology resources. With a background in human rights, she is passionate about voter enfranchisement, immigration reform, and reproductive justice.
Mary is a Venture Partner at SUNU Capital, a venture capital firm that backs BIPOC businesses radically improving the collective wellbeing of workers, consumers, and communities. She has worked in numerous African countries and is deeply passionate about the advancement of Africa and its Diaspora.
Zaza is a strategist who helps startups, universities, and foundations understand the landscape of a problem and crafts a solution to it. She builds learning experiences. She sees design as the ultimate way of engaging the future and tries to get more people thinking of themselves as designers.
Mische Kang is a learning experience designer who works with organizations to build inclusive spaces for innovative education for learners of all ages. Her past work has taken her to partner with communities across South Africa, Rwanda, Chile, and most recently, back home in California.
Grace currently works as a Strategic Investment Analyst at Rwanda Development Board (RDB) where she negotiates investment deals on behalf of the government. RDB is a government institution with the mission to accelerate the economic development in Rwanda by enabling private sector growth
As the Head of Impact and Learning at Farmerline, Lily leads the mandate of helping farmers succeed to create lasting profit for themselves. Through innovation, resilience, and collaboration, she brings this mission to bear. Lily is passionate about modeling BOP services and empowering others.
Kiana is an anti-hunger advocate and talented fundraiser, passionate about building a sustainable food system through impactful investments and collective action. As Development Coordinator for the Congressional Hunger Center, she cultivates donor partnerships to fight hunger by developing leaders.
Rebecca currently works for Médecins Sans Frontières as an Advocacy and Humanitarian Affairs Manager. She is interested in the intersection between gender and migration, and is passionate about working towards solutions to ensure access to healthcare for women on the move.
Anna is a trauma therapist, educator and supervisor specializing in embodiment practices as a source of individual and collective healing. She is an adjunct faculty member for the Center for Trauma and Embodiment and has a private practice serving survivors of interpersonal and systemic trauma.
Jenni Klock Morel
Jenni wields the power of the pen to advance social impact. Her background spans practicing law, nonprofit leadership, consulting with global NGOs, and teaching ice skating. Jenni is an Upsolve.org legal writer, a Workplace Fairness Board Member, and a consultant for nonprofits & social enterprises.
With a background in business and non-profit, Marah bridges these two worlds. She is passionate about social business and environmental technology such as e-mobility to accelerate sustainable change. In development cooperation, she is tackling bias to build more just and inclusive programs.
Pauline is a development finance enthusiast and passionate about improving young people's access to adequate financial services. She co-leads financial literacy, training and advisory programs for microfinances at German Sparkassenstiftung in Burundi, East Africa. Pauline holds an MA from IDS (UK).
Kelsi is the Executive Director for Philanthropy Advisors in Switzerland, an international strategic philanthropy consulting firm. Previously, Kelsi spent more than a decade managing and evaluating social impact programs across Africa and Asia, in the development and humanitarian sectors.
Wynn helps organizations take a deep dive into their impact and create long-term, sustainable change. She was most recently the Director of Impact at a social enterprise startup, where she worked with artisan groups around the world to support their craftmaking and co-design community programs.
Madiha is the co-founder and CEO of of Zuria Dor, a made in Pakistan direct to consumer brand that designs and manufactures made to fit luxury fashion. She's focusing on establishing processes that would allow shorter production cycles allowing individuals to buy clothes that fit them.
Julia is an Independent Human Rights Consultant with 7+ years of work experience providing legal assistance and engaging in international advocacy on behalf of victims of human and labour rights violations in the Middle East and North Africa. She is a co-founder of MENA Rights Group.
Chloe is a Senior Software Engineer at Thorn, a nonprofit that builds technology to defend children from sexual abuse. She also facilitates workshops offering communication tools for Asian immigrants who seek to connect better with their children across generational and cultural divides.
Lina Lyte Plioplyte
Lina Lyte Plioplyte is an Emmy awarded documentary filmmaker, director and a cameraperson. Hailing from Eastern Europe, she has been making films for a decade, starting in fashion industry, and now focusing on feminine celebrating themes and social impact stories in documentaries and commercials.
Rebecca is the founder of Sister Seasons, which educates women on their hormonal health in ways that also heal our planet and encourage climate activism. Utilizing her background in CSR and social entrepreneurship, she also works as a social impact consultant to conscious businesses and nonprofits.
Charnise Mangle is the founder of The Work Consulting Group. She is also a United States History, Government, and Economics high school teacher. In June 2020 she wrote her first book, Race and Racism in America: A Collection of Resources on Race in the United States of America for Self-Exploration.
Zanade is currently the architect of the Black Women’s Business Collective, a crowdsourced initiative that was created out of a growing need to provide access and resources to Black and Afro-Latina women business owners who experienced financial challenges in the wake of COVID-19. |
Madison Marks, 30, is a social innovation and entrepreneurship expert with a decade of experience between Washington DC and the Middle East. She is currently serving as Director of the Social Innovation Lab at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD (USA).
Xenia is passionate about good governance across sectors and issue areas. She has worked in seven different Canadian federal departments, started and led a civic engagement startup, and worked briefly in the international NGO and corporate spaces.
Megan is an international development practitioner specializing in governance and stabilization. She has spent the past 11 years managing elections and political transition programs in Asia and Europe, both with an elections-focused international NGO and managing stabilization programs for USAID.
An impact-driven process engineer who is passionate about the smart use of technologies to tackle the world's most pressing social and environmental challenges. Currently a Planning and Analysis manager at Sanergy, working to develop sustainable solutions in sanitation and organic waste management
Jess is a leadership and organizational development consultant with a passion for building effective teams, systems, and organizations. As Director of Client Solutions at The Leadership Development Group, she works to develop leaders across the health ecosystem.
Francesca is passionate about survivor advocacy, Women’s health, and the role of policy change in promoting both of these issue areas. She is currently the Business Development Manager at Change Research and works to connect mission-driven organizations to winning research & insights.
Vivienne is passionate about elevating humanity through universal healthcare, Vivienne has been providing technical advice and support to governments in over 15 African and Asian countries to develop, implement and evaluate policies that improve health systems for over 10 years. She has an MPH from LSHTM.
Magalie is an advocate for gender equality and is passionate about creating a just and sustainable world for all. Currently based in Tanzania, she volunteers supporting community-based organizations to increase access to justice for women and encourage Women’s leadership.
Katie has worked in humanitarian response, microfinance, and global health, and is passionate about addressing the root causes of conflict and displacement. She is currently a Program Manager with the Mines Advisory Group, working on weapons & arms management and conflict transformation in Somalia.
Wanjiru works at CrossBoundary Energy, a company that finances, develops, and operates renewable energy solutions for African enterprises. As Operations Manager, Wanjiru enjoys innovating and implementing strategies that allow companies to unlock insights in their data through analysis and data visualisation.
Santa Nibedita is a rural development practitioner in PRADAN. She works with Adivasi and Dalit women farmers in the poorest pockets of India on their economic, social and political transformation through collective action, livelihood enhancement and assertion of their rights and entitlements.
Alli leads marketing & communications for the Autodesk Foundation, supporting entrepreneurs & innovators to scale solutions to inequality & climate change. She also runs a social enterprise that connects women artisans in Guatemala to a global network.
Maryanne is the Head of Partnerships and Programs at Shujaaz Inc, East Africa’s biggest youth brand. With experience in impact investing and the commercial banking, she is passionate about building networks for change. Her work focuses on amplifying the voices of young Africans. Maryanne holds an MBA from IE Business School
Toyosi is a New York City-based, equity strategist with a background in global health and program design. Toyosi works with global organizations to build anti-racist, decolonized workplaces that are psychologically safe and supportive for communities of color and historically marginalized groups.
Passionate about social justice, Women’s rights, and leveraging tech for good, Aylin is a social impact leader with over 10 years of experience in law, tech, and the nonprofit sector. She holds a J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law and currently leads Legal and Development at U.S. Digital Response.
Ana María Osorio
Ana is an Associate at Instiglio, a non-profit consultancy that helps make social programs more effective by tying funding to results. Before this, she worked in the Macroeconomics and Public Policy Direction at LATAM'S Development Bank and as a research assistant for Universidad de los Andes.
Alyssa is a global educator who is passionate about increasing opportunities for students through improved learning outcomes. She leads curriculum and instruction work across Asia Pacific for Generation, a nonprofit that connects unemployed young people with meaningful work.|
Andrea is the co-founder of Revolar a Techstars Company & currently the Network Catalyst, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Techstars. At Techstars her role is to plan, coordinate and ignite the power of the Techstars network and partners on behalf of underrepresented entrepreneurs.
Lucia Perez Villar
Lucia is a strategy analyst at the Rwanda Development Board. Prior to that she worked as a policy analyst at the OECD on entrepreneurship in Latin America. She is passionate about approaching development and globalisation from a fair and diverse perspective that puts people's wellbeing upfront.
Tanya helps organizations grow by making sure that the people, processes and technologies are in place so that teams can succeed. She is the COO of Tembo Health, a telemedicine practice, and a venture partner at Hatizimemos/Libby. She holds an AB for Harvard and an MPP/MBA from UMich.
Liz is a board member of The Cairn Project, a grants program that focuses on supporting community-based outdoor education groups for girls and young women. She advises on the program's strategy and expansion. Liz, also a technology leader at Avanade, is a big advocate for diversity and inclusion.
Jessica Pierson is the Assistant Director of Programs at Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute. She is passionate about the intersection of the arts and activism, advancing access to reproductive healthcare through international human rights mechanisms, and education as a tool for advocacy.
Lindsey Platt Ojok
Lindsey is a systems-minded strategist passionate about unearthing the interconnectedness we have to one another and to the complex and systemic issues we face. Committed to a more equitable and connected world, she currently designs learning and strategy at Thought Partnerships.|
Claire amplifies positive impact by strategically advancing resources and connections to solve social and climate issues. As Co-Founder of Carbon Yield, she seeks to support regenerative agriculture with a carbon value stream that can align farm profitability with climate positive stewardship.
Priya is a researcher and strategist working at the frontiers of financial inclusion. She works with Accion's Global Advisory Solutions team to conduct research on sector trends and innovations and provides advisory support to financial institutions in customer strategy and data analytics.
Saphira is a Representative to the United Nations for the Baha'i International Community. Based in NYC her areas of expertise include gender equality, youth empowerment as well as peace and security. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women to the UN.
Sofia is dedicated to building relationships, teams, strategies and shared futures. She has more than a decade of experience managing, leading, and growing projects working on challenges from international public health to social enterprises.
Monica Roman is passionate about building infrastructure, developing systems, and implementing insights to support organizations working towards bold visions. She has spent her career thus far working at mission-driven civics and education organizations on evaluation, development, and programming.
Mikaela is passionate about improving animal welfare, the environment, human health, and workers rights by expediting the end of factory farming. She is Executive Director of Farmed Animal Funders, a donor network whose members fight industrialized animal agriculture through philanthropy.
Julia is the Executive Director of the Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases at UC Berkeley. A Drug Discovery and bioentrepreneurship expert with a PhD in biochemistry, she is passionate about innovation that benefits mankind, particularly underserved populations.
Hana is a native New Yorker and the Co-Founder of First Tech Fund. Her mission is to break systems of academic and technological inequities to uplift underrepresented minorities into college and industries traditionally not built for them.
Aya is committed to strengthening the use of data and evidence for decision making in the development sector. She is a Senior Manager at IDinsight in Southeast Asia, where she supports partner organizations through rigorous but practical research to improve their impact.
Phoebe Sloane is passionate about how organizations generate and use data to improve health and education outcomes. She currently leads IRC's Research, Monitoring, and Learning for the Ahlan Simsim project, an early childhood development initiative for families affected by the Syria conflict.
Amber enjoys working alongside organizations where authenticity, empowerment, and fun are valued. Her background is in psychology and she has several years of experience in social work and non-profit programming. Amber strives to bring support, openness, and joy to any space or role she is in.
As a career educator, community-builder, and deep listener, Charlotte empowers women and girls to know their worth and fulfill their potential. She founded Nu Women, a social enterprise that curates all-women platforms and partnered with SCHSAsia, advancing gender equality in businesses in China.
As corporate partnerships manager at Democracy Works, Anjelica helps America's leading brands activate their consumers and employees to vote and be civically engaged. She leads an outreach team that builds partnerships with brands, nonprofits, and colleges to increase voter participation in the US.
Serving as Head of Programmes at 50by40, Shweta holds nearly a decade of experience in networking, campaign management, marketing, and content creation. Passionate about food systems transformation, she has led diverse teams and established social grassroots networks across 60 cities in India.
Caroline has been in the healthcare industry for the past 10 years, primarily working in clinical research, and medical device research.She currently works for biotech company in Seattle Washington, and is also in the process of finishing her MBA at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business
Charlotte is Communications and Impact Manager at the Global Distributors Collective, a collective of last mile distribution companies around the world. She has expertise in communicating research for impact and is a connector, collaborator and ardent gender equality advocate.
Having worked in both the for profit and not-for profit sectors locally and internationally, Melanie loves breaking down sector walls to collaborate for sustainable impact. She is currently Vice President at Community Foundations of Canada, a pan-Canadian philanthropic network.
In her role at Water For People, Kelly works to maximize strategic partnerships to help end the global water crisis. She is passionate about market-based solutions that promote economic empowerment and environmental conservation. She just graduated with her MBA specializing in sustainability.
Raquel is a passionate about social and eco-justice with deep experience in community engagement, communications and research. She is committed to integrating Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in her projects. . She loves traveling, meditates daily and enjoys being in nature.
International development professional with proven experience in renewable energy projects and international development. Isabella has also worked in the areas of policy, social entrepreneurship, governance and microfinance in Europe, Latin America and Africa.
Esther has played pivotal roles in nearly every aspect of marketing, event management and tourism. As the Assistant Director of Impact & Engagement for the Henry Crown Fellowship, she specializes in leadership development and social impact by leading their alumni engagements efforts.
Gemma is the co-founder of EOSI, a charity dedicated to strengthening research capacity against infectious and tropical diseases. She was trained as a molecular biologist, and, now, aims to harness the power of computational biology to help solve the most pressing health problems in LMICs.
Anisha is a public health researcher, tutor, and mentor. She aspires to be a mental health clinician and advocate for communities of color, focusing on refugee and immigrant women and children.
Larissa is the co-founder and CEO of Alma Mater Women Mentoring, an innovative program in Brazil to empower young women and bridge the gap between higher education and employment. She lived in five countries, where she worked with multicultural teams and exercised empathy.
Sarah is Principal of OJK Architecture and Planning, a firm dedicated to tackling the housing crisis from all angles. Sarah believes architecture has the power and responsibility to improve |lives through purposefully designed spaces and by affecting positive social change in the broader community.
Lauri Valerio works at social sector consulting firm Community Wealth Partners to create content, design communications strategies, and partner with nonprofits and foundations to shift power and resources. She's passionate about using narratives to drive change.
Suzanne Van de Beek
Suzanne is passionate about a sustainable and equitable world for all. She works on government relations in renewables and is excited to advance the energy transition. Suzanne holds an LLM, MA, and MBA and has previously worked in the UN system, in diplomacy and for various non-profits.
Karen is a co-founder and product manager for Chomoka, a social enterprise fintech targeting access to finance for rural Women’s savings groups. Based in Tanzania, she spends her time matching customer needs to new solutions and working with an amazing team to scale Chomoka to new markets.
Paola is a historian working at the intersection of social justice and technology. She is the Knowledge Manager at The Engine Room, where she supports civil society organisations to dissect and build systems of information that allow for an intentional and collaborative production of knowledge.
Dana is a communications professional who has worked with international organizations around the world to craft and share stories that further their work. Dana has a background in sustainable development, gender and youth rights with an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
I'm passionate about building products that empower and enable people to live healthy, sustainable, and fulfilled lives. Currently, I'm working on a communications app for service providers in the anti-trafficking community.
Neha is an independent multimedia journalist reporting across Africa.Her written and video work has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Mother Jones, CNN and the Los Angeles Times, among others.
Eileen is Program Director at Simply Secure, a design nonprofit making human rights technologies more usable and accessible. She supports teams and organizations on UX design and research, and presents new ideas and solutions in videos, templates, and pattern libraries.
Agata is an international civil servant with a passion for gender equality and climate action. She is dedicated to empowering better and more accountable leadership of women in politics, currently managing a UNDP initiative engaging women political leaders on the WPS agenda.
Becca is a philanthropy professional that has worked on both sides of the fundraising aisle. She currently serves as a development officer for One Acre Fund, a social enterprise that works with East African smallholder farmers. She previously led the international giving for a family foundation.
Meghan is an Impact Producer and Director of Screenings at Exposure Labs (Chasing Coral, The Social Dilemma). She is passionate about leveraging storytelling to move the needle on big issues and creating a more just, sustainable, inclusive tomorrow aligned with society and the planet's wellbeing.
Annina is a Scottish raised new business owner living in Nairobi, Kenya. She has spent the last 6 years working on strengthening civil registration (birth and death reg) systems around the world and leading the development of opencrvs.org. She is passionate about people and products that serve them
Gretchen is founder and CEO of Play Africa, the first children's museum in southern Africa, catalysing innovations in playful learning, parent engagement and social cohesion. She regularly speaks on children's rights, disruptive innovation, design thinking, and bridging human divides.
Xaria is a committed feminist and human rights advocate. She works with Oxfam's humanitarian teams using an intersectional gender lense to respond to emergencies. She holds a Master's degree in International Law & Human Rights as well as a Bachelor of International Development Studies.
Megan works to amplify citizen voices in government decision-making. She manages Open North's public consultation capacity-building program, ensuring that public servants and civil society have the tools and skills to enable people to influence decisions that impact their lives.
Angela de Poli
Angela heads the laboratory division at Ilara Health, a Kenya-based health tech startup. She is passionate about science & innovation as tools to promote sustainable community development. She moved to Africa after her PhD in Nanoscience, with a research project between Denmark and The Netherlands.
Myrthe van den Broek
Myrthe is a researcher at War Child Holland, with a background in anthropology. She is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research. Her work focuses on developing and evaluating strategies to improve access to mental healthcare for children and adolescents in adversities.
Dr. Marwah Abdalla is a cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. She is also a clinical researcher with expertise in hypertension and sleep and a passion for eliminating healthcare disparities in local and global communities.
Jen strives to inspire resiliency in others. Jen values authenticity, autonomy, and loyalty and takes pride in utilizing her values to help inspire growth in others. Jen works for an organization that focuses on reducing stigma and empowering individuals to live life to the fullest.
Kathryn is a certified nurse-midwife working in rural Alaska. She has a passion for public health and policy work and is very interested in taking the next steps to making real systematic change in our healthcare system. When not working, Kathryn likes to spend time with her 2 kids and her husband.
Nodreen Christine Ayupo
I am ac cardiac anesthesiologist in the only specialized cardiac centre in our country, serving a population of about 44 million people. I am also currently involved in advocacy and capacity building for better health care, particularly in the field of anesthesia that is rather virgin at the moment.
My name is Megan Bailey. I am a DC Native, Public Health advocate and a clinical nurse leader. I have worked in the medical field for over 13 years, with 6 years of specialized Nursing training. Yet of all of the credentials that are associated with what I do, I enjoy the title of mom the most.
My name is chrystalynne. I’ve been married for 10 years to a cop/business owner. I have 5 incredible children, all under the age of 14 so I stay busy! I’m from New Orleans but now live in south Mississippi. I’m a Pharmacy Manager at a retail pharmacy and absolutely love my what I do.
Michelle helped develop the first psychedelic esketamine program in NYC and helped build a BIPOC and LGBTQ mental health coaching initiative during the pandemic. She is also a Co-Founder of Sphere, which brings affordable and accessible psychedelic and psychiatric therapies, directly to employers.
Henrike is a medical doctor specializing in urology. She loves doing surgery and empowering female job startes to pursue a career in a surgical field. Currently she is planning to establish a mentoring platform. Besides that she loves various sports and has crossed the Alps by bike in 2021.
Vicky is a dedicated Critical Care Nurse, where her passions lead her in leadership coaching, advocating for mental wellness and mentoring. Vicky likes to focus her practice through community engagement and building a healthier and strong community of healthcare professionals.
I am a social entrepreneur working in the non-profit sector. I am an advocate for individuals battling epilepsy. My goal through my organization is to help people with epilepsy have more educational and economic opportunities, help them to focus on overall health, and improve their quality of life.
Morgan has worked in the for-purpose sector for the past decade in a range of policy, advocacy, and service development roles. She supports organisations partner with people with a lived experience of marginalisation to design and shape more meaningful policies, programs, and services.
Originally from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, Gemma is currently based in Toronto, Ontario. Originally trained as a classical violinist, Gemma now works as the Coordinator at the Parkdale Community Food Bank. She is also the creative director of Songs in Self-Isolation.
Vanessa is a pediatric speech-language pathologist at an Early Supports for Infants and Toddlers birth-to-3 early intervention program in Seattle, Washington. She previously worked with children ages 3-21 in the public school setting.
Tebogo is a Programme Manager at Play Africa which is a children’s museum for exploration on STEM activities. She has led a programme ""Heal and Connect"" that aimed at giving support to communities around Johannesburg amid the Covid-19 pandemic as well as an interns Manager for the FirstRand firstjob
A passionate educator and wellness advocate, Angela’s work has taken her from the US to South Korea, China, and now Thailand. Understanding the evaluation processes at universities globally, Angela encourages students to consider their stories through a capacity lens as they pursue higher education.
Delice is passionate about social justice and particularly focuses on women’s empowerment. She is currently the Resonate’s Programs Manager, leading design, innovation, and implementation of programs that help women and girls in East Africa to turn opportunities and skills into action.
Anu Gorukanti, MD is a public health practitioner, pediatric hospitalist, and the co-founder of Introspective Spaces, an organization committed to building justice and equity-oriented reflective spaces for women in healthcare.
Born at the 27th of August 1988 and raised in Cologne in Germany. Therefore in my heart I´m a ""Rhenish happy nature"". Then I studied medicine in Münster,Germany and then first job in Zürich, switzerland. And last destination since 2016 is hamburg germany. Just sepcialised in trauma surgery.
Raised by traditional Vietnamese parents and influenced by mentors in the US, Phoenix Ho has trained herself to become bilingual and bicultural in Vietnamese and American culture. She has over twelve years of experience in the field of education, counseling, and career development.
Ela is a primary care physician who is passionate about healthcare innovation and promoting wellness for patients and healthcare workers alike. She is a native of Poland, but spent her formative years in NYC. She is currently a physician lead for her practice at Lehigh Valley Health Network.
Mandy is a purpose-driven professional who is guided by a vision of social justice and motivated to expand equity and opportunity to address issues affecting human livelihood. She’s worked in various sectors including technology, international affairs, philanthropy, and non-profit.
Chloe LaPorte is an educator, social worker, and gender justice advocate. She is passionate about mental health, racial justice, and healing through relationships. In her current role, she supports a team of staff who provide self-efficacy building groups for girls in 3rd-12th grade across Texas.
Mother to an NICU Graduate. Passionate about education and with one loud laugh and smile at a time, she aims to touch the lives of the learners she works with. When not at work & living out her purpose, she is boxing or reading for her book club, and most of her time is spent with her little warrior
Shayanne Martin is a global health professional dedicated to health care workers for all. Working in the fields of HIV and now COVID-19, and trained as a Community Health Worker, she believes health is best improved by community members and is driven to optimize support for community health workers.
Juliet Mataka Oduce
A highly resourceful, flexible, Organized and adaptable individual that seeks to always improve myself , to handle new challenges in my career that will impact the lives of those l work with and the communities to bring lasting positive effects.
I am Nabagesera Mildred, aged 32 years, a nursing officer, Public Health Practitioner and mother. ,I have eight(8) years experience in programming & coordinating provision of community based family planning services with International organisations.
Breanna is passionate about bringing quality educational experiences to underserved communities in Baltimore Maryland. Breanna teaches public school STEM courses in addition to mindful practices to over 900 middle school students within a Title One Magnet building. With her Masters in Instructional
Megan is a passionate community organizer and youth programming professional, dedicated to the belief that education is a fundamental tool of healing. Through her work at Novelly, Megan supports a vibrant community of young change makers, overseeing the organization’s SPEAK! Leadership Academy.
Nitya is a physician, researcher, writer, innovator, and global health advocate. She is passionate about using technology, education, and the medical humanities to promote health equity around the world. She is currently a resident at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, UPenn.
Kitty Raman Costa
Kitty is currently working as the Operations Manager of the Parkdale Community Food Bank, a progressive & barrier-free charitable food bank supporting the needs of the Parkdale community in Toronto. Kitty is passionate about food sovereignty, security, justice & public health in her community.
Marisa has spent her career serving refugee and immigrant communities in various contexts. For the past decade Marisa has provided bilingual therapy to children and families in the Latino community in Brooklyn & Oakland. Marisa has a young daughter who lights up her life and keeps her on her toes.
Passionate and innovative real estate professional committed to providing sustainable, high-quality affordable housing. Creative leader focused on stakeholder collaboration and empowerment to develop high-impact solutions for vulnerable populations.
I am a Latina Public Health professional (pronouns:she/her) who was the first in my family to attend college and receive a graduate degree. I live in Los Angeles and work for the local Public Health Department on pandemic response. I enjoy fermenting fruits and vegetables and hiking local trails.
Farwa is greatly excited and passionate about opportunities designed to culminate a better world. Farwa is currently studying Public Health and biology at the University of Michigan. Deeply devoted to public service, Farwa heads a mental-health awareness non-profit, Finding Light. Farwa is committed to living a purposeful and joyous life, and spreading positivity.
I am a scientist, working on pro-poor solutions to the global challenges in agriculture and health. Working in Africa, I am passionate about supporting young scientists from developing countries develop their scientific skills and build their capacity to become future global leaders in research.
Lavanya is Vice President at VestedWorld, an Africa-focused impact investment firm. She is passionate about innovation and investment in emerging markets as a tool for economic development and poverty alleviation. She is currently based in Nairobi and spends her time supporting entrepreneurs.
Leah leads the Product Design team at DoSomething, the largest non-profit for young people and social change. She leverages design to inspire millions of young people to make an impact in their communities. Leah holds an MA in Communication from Pratt Institute.
Leah is a passionate educator and life-long learner. She believes that access to a quality education is a human right and that everybody deserves a chance to self actualize. Leah started her career as a classroom teacher before moving to Nairobi to work in international development.
Lisette works within the international development field to utilize right-fit monitoring, evaluation, and learning in conflict-affected settings. She is a technical specialist with a passion for creating usable, innovative data capture and M&E systems in fragile areas.
Sarah is a psychologist who strives to empower and promote healing amongst individuals and families through therapy and advocacy. She also serves as a consultant to schools supporting high need students. Sarah practices and supervises at a public hospital in Cambridge, MA and has a private practice.
Riffat is a Project Manager at Simprints, a non-profit technology company using biometric technology to improve transparency and effectiveness of last mile services. She is passionate about diversity inclusion and specializes on capacity building of marginalized communities.
Lilliane is the Executive Director for Latino Community Fund of WA State. She spends each day collaborating and growing with a group of incredible leaders investing in Latino communities across the state. Building capacity and power through community-led efforts is at the forefront for her.
Kelsey is a researcher and strategist working in global health innovation. As a Technical Officer at Unitaid, Kelsey works to improve access to new tools and service delivery interventions through research, partnerships, and policy change.
Heather is the CEO & Founder of Practical Education Network, a STEM education NGO aiming to enable millions of children across Africa to learn with their hands. She is based in Ghana where she moved in 2016 after completing her PhD at MIT. She also teaches engineering at Ashesi University.
Allison is a Lead Consultant and Associate Partner at Vera Solutions, working at the intersection of social impact and technology. She is a proud generalist who is passionate about project management, Women’s leadership, and the effective use of data in the social sector.
Leah currently works for Partners In Health Sierra Leone on the Community-Based Programs team, where she and a team of incredible Community Health Workers work to extend healthcare services to the most marginalized communities in Sierra Leone and advance the global health equity agenda.
I'm a Dutch Argentine American from the south side of Chicago who loves solving problems, connecting people to strategy, and designing better ways of doing things. I'm currently leading the strategy function at International Justice Mission as we work to protect vulnerable people from violence.
I proudly fight to protect immigrant families like my own from deportation. I serve as the Communications Director of United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led network in the country, where we organize to achieve liberation and dignity for immigrants and all people.
Anthe Maria Bova
Anthe is General Counsel & Director of Pro Bono Programs at NYCLA, a non-profit that provides free civil legal aid to the indigent, including in the areas of disability rights, civil rights and social services law; she hopes to develop more holistic and efficient approaches to societal inequities.
Whitney is a Change Strategist for equitable, inclusive, and thriving communities. She believes organizations are microcosms of communities. By applying philosophies from her career in community organizing with best practices for sustainable business; we can create the conditions for all to thrive.
Joan advocates for philanthropy to provide risk capital to drive innovative public programs. She currently works with funders to expand the social impact of their capital. She is passionate about equity and social justice to ensure vulnerable communities have opportunities to flourish.
Rebecca is a public health professional passionate about social justice in food systems. As Business Development Manager for Equitable Food Initiative she works to transform food systems in the Americas into a critical part of building a future with improved health, equity, and peace.
Jess is passionate about disrupting inequitable practices and building just, inclusive systems. As the Chief of Staff at The Primary School, she leads strategic planning and performance management, diversity, equity and inclusion, learning and development, and other strategic initiatives.
Debra is the Digital Director at Arena, an organization that convenes and trains the next generation of progressive candidates and campaign staff. Prior to Arena, Debra managed a digital team at Sierra Club working to retire coal plants and worked on President Obama's re-election campaign.
As B4YT Int’ Programs Director, Jocelyn aims to empower youth to become educated citizens through the arts. A UNA Fellow, classical vocalist, and recovering perfectionist with an MA in Conflict Resolution, she embraces the interdisciplinary to develop programs in peacebuilding and youth development.
Geo works with NGOs & social enterprises to advance a personal goal to help create a more equitable and sustainable economic system. She is currently a consultant at Aidenvironment, a mission-driven consultancy dedicated to eliminate deforestation from agricultural value chains.
Kataney Couamin, daughter of Haitian immigrants, ensures the utmost effectiveness of Philadelphia's workforce system. Kataney's expertise fosters the strategic development of public welfare. She holds a Bachelor's of Sociology, a Master of Counseling, and is an MPA candidate at Villanova University.
Cassy found her calling at the IRC in New York City. Since then Cassy has gone on to lead strategic program delivery in East and West Africa. Currently, at DataKind, she developed a global strategy to use data science to create systems change in the international development sector.
As Head of Global Communications at ICLEI, Ariel brings her background in strategy, communications and sustainable development to advocate for change in cities around the world. With both an MBA and a career working for NGOs, she is passionate about skills-building for social impact warriors.
Juliette is a strategic thinker, community builder and project manager working to transition society to cleaner, greener, and more sustainable ways of life. At Activate, Juliette helps scientists and engineers with innovations that can impact society to take their idea from concept to impact.
Stefanie is a global public health specialist, experienced in designing and evaluating complex health interventions and is passionate about HIV, adolescent health and teaching. Originally from Canada, Stefanie resides in the UK and holds a PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Roxanne is passionate about community engagement, placemaking, and economic development for social impact. As an urban planner with ten years of experience in education, nonprofit building, and the arts, she brings a strategic solutions-oriented lens to improving public service and urban ecosystems.
Ashley is deeply passionate about the intersection of women and climate action. Using her background in environmental engineering, she currently works for the Clinton Foundation's climate initiative to accelerate renewable energy transitions and promote gender equity in small island nations.
Claudia leads the climate and energy project of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Asia, based in Vietnam. She is passionate about social justice, gender equality and promoting a social-ecological transformation. In her work, she tries to create multistakeholder platforms for change.
Ginny is a software engineer, social entrepreneur, and digital rights activist. She works at Consumer Reports Digital Lab and co-founded #MovingForward, a social movement to make VC fundraising more equitable. Previously she wrote code at Uber and was a Tech Policy Fellow at the Aspen Institute.
A proven strategic leader currently leading financial management and strategy execution as Director of Finance & Strategy at Dog Tag Inc., Jaime has prior experience in management consulting and a strong passion in working with others to maximize results and social impact.
As a Program Manager at the Immigration Policy Lab, Jennifer manages a research portfolio focusing on the intersection of refugee integration policy design and human-centered artificial intelligence. She is passionate about evidence-based policymaking, systems-level change, and economic empowerment.
Lucia is passionate about social impact and systemic change. As a Senior Associate at Acumen and a Lecturer in conflict resolution strategies at Columbia University, Lucia is dedicated to empowering students and local change-makers to lead and create social change.
Stephanie has spent her career working towards educational equity. She is the Director of Strategy and Learning at OneGoal, where she designs people-centered strategies to support students pursue their postsecondary aspiration and co-leads her team's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training.
Dayna is a public health nurse working with health systems and governments to implement new workflows, curriculum, and programs to better serve patients with complex health and social needs. Passionate about harm reduction, human-centered design, and social justice. Aspiring amateur carpenter.
With a PhD in neuroscience, Antoinette aims to dismantle systemic racism embedded within the scientific enterprise. As the Director of Community Transformation at Oregon Health and Science University, she directly impacts systemic racism through policy reform, education, and community empowerment.
Devoted to all-things-community & creation, Ali brings an unwavering spirit as a facilitator, artist, experience creator, & expression guide. Ali has been on a 7 year journey co-creating the Ascienzo Family Foundation with her hometown community, innovating philanthropic pathways & purpose.
Karly's career has afforded her the opportunity to teach, develop teachers, and lead recruitment for the fastest growing charter network in the US, IDEA. She is launching a teaching certification program in Florida and Texas with a focus on building effective and culturally responsive educators.
Kristen serves as Deputy Director of a hospital-based disaster and humanitarian crisis response team. Her work focuses on preparing responders to integrate with partners and communities to provide professional, culturally-sensitive responses to vulnerable populations around the world.
Leah is a feminist activist and practitioner, currently working on preventing violence against women globally. She is always looking for book recommendations, hiking adventures, and collaborative efforts to smash the patriarchy.
Gabrielle is a native New Yorker with 8+ years in the social impact space. She works in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at Change.org. She combines her innate ability to connect others, her passion for inclusion, and human-centric approach to build healthy and meaningful work cultures.
Alex is a public health practitioner who is passionate about eliminating preventable disease. As a Senior Program Officer at the J.C. Flowers Foundation, she equips communities affected by malaria with the tools, resources, and knowledge necessary to eliminate the disease.
Currently based in Togo with a healthcare NGO, Kandasi is an international development strategist and project manager. From design to implementation of sustainable solutions, she pursues equity by making the global personal, considering complex issues from the community level.
Rose has been part of world class engineering teams since high school, where she worked on VR that is still more advanced than what is on the market today. She helped to build the most fuel efficient college vehicle in America (and top 10 in the world), the first MOOC Prof-Desk, cutting edge healthcare applications and is also currently working on a cutting edge product for the augmented reality industry.
In her role at The Asia Foundation, Raina works to align the private sector's social impact and corporate responsibility strategies with programs that improve the lives of adolescent girls and women, the marginalized, and the underrepresented across a dynamic and developing Asia-Pacific region.
Danielle is a global health professional dedicated to increasing Women’s access to quality reproductive healthcare. As a Senior Program Manager with WCG Cares, Danielle manages donor-funded projects piloting new and improved contraceptive methods to meet Women’s needs in low-resource settings.
A first-gen American raised in the Bronx, Director of Programs and Community Relations, Esmeralda manages an accelerator in the South Bronx for local social entrepreneurs. She is passionate about empowering and connecting POC and women entrepreneurs with resources to revitalize the local economy.
Anna is a freelance data scientist passionate about helping NGOs, think tanks and civil society organisations to get a better understanding of hate speech and disinformation on social media in South East Asia. Her work is mainly based on natural language processing and social network analysis.
Madeline is the Co-CEO at Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB). Madeline joined TBB as an early-stage start up in 2016 after years of working and volunteering with immigrants and refugees to the US. She is based in New York and holds a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University.
Olivia is the Managing Director of Impact Hub Phnom Penh, considered the biggest community of impact- entrepreneurs in Cambodia. A mental health advocate, she is the founder of 'The Happiness Project Cambodia' where she leads workshops that promote good mental health through discussion and art.
Hera is the founder of CHAYN - a global, award-winning project that creates open resources on the web to address gender-based violence. Chayn has reached more than 360 000 through its resources which are designed with survivors of abuse.
For 10+ years, Stacie has leveraged her background in agriculture and social sciences to help teams to design and deliver services that improve economic opportunities for rural people. She is currently focused on growing domestic markets for BC food SMEs through institutional procurement channels.
Gabi is a human rights researcher focusing on using technology to expose human rights violations. She works as the Head of Open Source Research at Human Rights Watch and is passionate about training others and learning new approaches.
Luisa Izuzquiza is a freedom of information activist based in Brussels, Belgium. Luisa does research, gives advice on, campaigns, and litigates for access to information on Europe's migration and border control policies. Her work has a special focus on the EU's border police, Frontex.
Erica has experience with international organisations across the arts, environment and wellbeing sectors. Currently managing operations at The Wellbeing Project, she is passionate about cultivating inner wellbeing and catalyzing a shift to a more human-centered social change culture.
Sophia enjoys helping to advance the lives of young women & girls to ensure they are equipped and have a voice. She believes when you are whole, confident and show up in your full potential you can achieve whatever it is you want. She has a background in Community & Human Services with a focus in Community Advocacy and Non Profit Management.
Uchechi Kalu is the Founder and Co-host of The Buddy Pass, a podcast that tells the untold stories of African Americans who have left the American Dream to thrive in unexpected countries around the world. She's lived all around the world, most recently in China, and can't wait to explore more.
Payal is passionate about equity work, specifically in the field of education. Formerly a classroom teacher, she now leads a coaching team at OneGoal NY that supports high school teachers in the postsecondary access and success space. Additionally, Payal helps lead the regional DEI work at OGNY.
Liza is a recent UCLA MBA grad, navigating her career towards building better organizations and employee culture, while promoting diverse and equitable environments within and adjacent to her professional work. She hopes to help tech/startups create more inclusive and accessible environments.
Lauren is committed to making the path toward personal fulfillment and leadership more equitable. At The Posse Foundation, she supports diverse groups of college students with career development. With a background in consulting and yoga teaching, she embeds empathy and efficiency into her work.
Latrina believes that equity and liberation is a core of organizational culture. She is Chief of Equity & Racial Justice at Center for Popular Democracy and has led capacity building efforts with grassroots healing & violence reduction organizations, leading with a lens of harm, justice and healing
Farhanaz is a Program Director for Internews South Sudan, where she brings her passion for access to information and accountability in international development. A former U.S. government policy analyst, this southern California native is grounded in teams that lead with inclusion and compassion.
Shaunna-Marie believes all people should have access to necessary tools to achieve their own definitions of success. She is passionate about the economic empowerment of equity-seeking groups and works towards this through collaborative social impact.
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.
Naria is Senior Planning Coordinator at KDI. She partners with policymakers and residents in underserved communities to establish resident-led land use using planning and design strategies. Naria holds a BS in Public Policy and Planning from the University of Oregon and an MA in Planning from UCLA.
Hee Sung Kim
Hee Sung has been working on making financing work for under-served segments in developing countries at the UN Capital Development Fund for the last ten years. She's worked with energy entrepreneurs in Uganda, and fintechs in Malaysia who want to improve financial health of low income users.
Kyungmi Kim is a digital strategist , social entrepreneur, and dance artist. She worked at Ogilvy &Mather and BBDO and co-founded ZeroGravity&Co providing community regeneration through arts to the cities with projects for Korea, New Zealand and New York. She holds a MBA from Oxford University.
Amanda is a human rights advocate working at the intersections of environmental justice, accountability and internationalism. As Vice President at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), she shapes its strategic vision into achievable plans to protect people and the planet.
I have over 10 years experience in finance having worked in various sectors including the automotive industry, financial and management consulting and social enterprises which include water and sanitation services and youth employment.
Jillian Kowalchuk, MSc, BA is an award-winning entrepreneur, business coach and TEDx speaker. She is passionate about navigating technology enabling equality by inclusive and data-led design.
Charlotte Lapp is the Statewide Manager for the Ending Exploitation Collaborative. Throughout her career, Charlotte has worked to find points of intersection across varying industries to build partnerships that propel social activism forward. She lives in Seattle with her husband and dog, Watson.
Liz is passionate about the advancement toward health and education equity for children and families in underserved U.S. regions. She has worked in the education field for the past six years, as an elementary school teacher, in nonprofit spaces, as well as in city and federal policy roles.
Elyssa is passionate about the power of learning to accelerate impact. In her current role at the Skoll Foundation, she is responsible for supporting the organization's strategic learning culture, centering equity and inclusion as core tenets, and leading strategy on combating disinformation.
Daniela co-founded Casa de Ayni, a holistic social impact school in Mexico based on the Andean concept of sacred reciprocity. She has built ventures and coached entrepreneurs in the US, Israel and South America and previously served as Social Enterprise Specal Advisor at Columbia University.
Mission-driven leader with a varied career in the finance, fintech, and legal industries. Recently moved to NYC from London to promote gender equity. Holds an LL.B Law, BA Economics, MBA and a NY lawyer. Member of the Women in Law Committee of NYSBA and a Board Advisor at Founders Pledge.
Marta López Fesser
Marta is the Head of Corporate Partnerships at UNICEF Spain and is thrilled to be working with the private sector to advance children´s rights at a time when the roles of institutions, corporates and communities are finding common understanding. If its good for children, its good for businesses.
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.
Sandra Mamitzsch is a Berlin based political scientist working with a global community of social and technical innovators. She leads the GIG efforts to contribute to Careables, an open platform for health & care, promoting co-creation, sharing and local adaptation of assistive tech products.
Mahlet is a fervent advocate for immigrants and refugees, possessed with finding solutions that create access to opportunities for newcomers. She currently works at a U.S based Nonprofit, Upwardly Global as a National Account Manager.
Ciera is a biologist, data scientist, and open science advocate. She works as the Research Lead of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences at the Berkeley Institute of Data Science. Ciera works on research and training efforts to make environmental research transparent and accessible to all.
As a Manager on Comcast's Community Impact team, Danielle creates employee volunteer opportunities and manages the nonprofit board service program. Passionate about Women’s empowerment, she holds a leadership role on Comcast's Women’s Network (PHL) and the Future Leaders Board for WICT Global.
Angèle is the General Manager of Rogerville, a small French Acadian municipality New Brunswick, Canada of a population of 1,200 citizens. Angèle is passionate about finding creative solutions to public challenges and is a feminist and minority rights activist.
Sarah is a fundraising professional with experience working on both sides of the funding spectrum. Thus far in her career she has helped to give away over $12 million in grant funding, and raised over $9 million in grant funding. She recently wrapped up a Master's Degree in Organization Development.
Emily is the COO of SteamaCo, which uses smart technology to make utility services more efficient, affordable and reliable for customers across Africa and Asia. Her goal is to prove that a more sustainable and inclusive version of the electrical grid is possible.
I'm an Indiana Jones of business--I excavate, assess, and improve social impact programs. I've got the entrepreneur bug and am constantly innovating. I trained as a choreographer in college and still see power as a story we create with humans in time and space, rather than a fixed, ossified entity.
Mithula Naik is the Head of Design Research and a founding member of the Canadian Digital Service (CDS), the central digital services team in the Government of Canada.
Ranu is passionate about using research and evaluation to promote and protect migrant and refugee rights. On her free time, you can find Ranu walking her dog, taking care of her plants, and making and sharing food with loved ones.
Tamiko is a lifelong educator that develops impactful programs to motivate leaders and build effective teams. Tamiko cares about people. She collaborates with others to launch new initiatives that improve educator experiences, end homelessness, and empower communities.
Patricia currently works in Finance for Pur Projet, a social enterprise. She previously spent 10 years working for an accounting firm and made the change to align values and experience. She is passionate about using her experience to help her organization pursue its mission.
As a Business Development Manager at Numeric, Sibonelo is responsible for the financial health and sustainability of the organisation. Her belief that every child has the right to a quality education is what has kept in working in development focusing on education for over 8 years.
Marion has worked in finance & philanthropy, and is passionate about the intersection of business, social impact & Africa. Currently she manages the portfolio of The ELMA Growth Foundation, which supports organizations with scalable models of improving the lives of low-income communities in Africa.
Marilyn is a budgeting professional, and she uses her expertise to help organizations monitor their costs and associated revenues to ensure that their spending is in line with their values. She is the Associate Vice President for Budget and Planning at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, NY.
Meghan O'Brien Lowery
Meghan is passionate about inspiring change. Her greatest joys include empowering others to find their voice, shift their perspective, educate their experience and unearth their power. Meghan is passionate about best practices, collective action, reshaping philanthropy and relational literacy.
Ana Pantelic, PhD is a social entrepreneur and international development professional working at the confluence of systems change, social innovation, and economic opportunity. A prolific public speaker and researcher, she is a native of Serbia and is currently Social Policy Manager at UNICEF Uganda.
Amy spent the last decade working at the intersection of development, governance and stabilization. She is passionate about supporting change agents who work to make their communities safer. As USAID Deputy Country Representative, she manages assistance to the democratic transition in Malaysia.
Sanjana's work has focused on partnerships, including in her current role at UNICEF USA. Previously, she played roles in creating new social impact initiatives, including at Health Security Partners, UNDP, Starbucks, and GlobeMed. She holds an MBA from Northwestern and enjoys watercolor painting.
Linda is an international development practitioner specializing in human rights in global supply chains. She currently leads BRAC's efforts to advance Bangladesh's garment sector. Linda is passionate about creating equitable supply chains, particularly those fueled by women in the Global South.
As Executive Director and Co-founder of Elevate Education International, Katherine is passionate about leveraging education to build productive economies and thriving societies. She holds an MA in education policy from Georgetown University and has advised education projects in 11 countries.
Patchara is a career coach who works with refugees and immigrants to help them find and keep their jobs. She believes that diversity and meaningful work are key to an inclusive society where everyone has a chance to thrive. Patchara has experience in non-profits, higher education and government.
Héloïse believes environmental sustainability will only by reached once people's basic needs are fulfilled. She made access to clean energy her mission. She currently works for Burn Manufacturing designing and testing new business models to bring clean cooking to the next billion.
Lucy works with Privacy International. She enjoys targeting companies that exploit people and their data, exploring how to prevent data exploitation in the election cycle and how to protect those targeted through their use of technology because of who they are or what they do
Helena's drive is to influence how new and emerging technologies are regulated and used for the benefit of society at large. After a stint at the UK's data protection regulator working on AI explainability, she is now a Data and Technology Insight Adviser at the Competition and Markets Authority.
Elle Ramel is the Chicago Director for GET Cities (Gender Equality in Tech). Prior to her role, she was the project manager of the Michael Reese Hospital redevelopment and a part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's economic development team. She is also the co-founder of City Open Workshop.
Mary Rocheleau is a humanitarian technologist, passionate about building technology products to advance humanitarian aid and development. She currently works on the Technology for Development team at Mercy Corps focusing on predictive modeling, and holds degrees in Computer Science and Psychology.
Caitlin prioritizes work that brings equity, accountability and transformation to a world where oppression is deeply embedded. Meaningful change starts small, with values based work and community care. She believes it's her responsibility to build toward an equitable world for future generations.
Sofia Salazar (they/them) is a life coach and the co-founder of BirthBabyBody, an online hub of classes for new parents that creates inclusive spaces in perinatal and parenting education. An educator at heart, they empower people to nurture a deeper connection to themselves and those around them.
Mariana is a a specialist in environmental policy and strategy and works in biodiversity finance. She holds a Master's degree in Environmental Policy and Management from Yale University and holds a Bachelors from Tulane University. She is the mother of two girls an lives in Colombia.
Shanehi is passionate about all things social justice. After 12 years in the public and private sectors and various fields, she now works as a social impact consultant. Her mission is to help us, as a society, access our deepest, most radical empathy and harness our kindness for meaningful change.
Selene is passionate about women’s advancement through leadership development. Having worked both corporate and educational consulting fields, she is now transitioning to the adult development space and aspires to become a leadership coach. She strives to build a collaborative learning community and safe space for women to develop as leaders and realize their full potential.
Pratyusha is deeply committed to women-centered change and her passion to work towards gender justice stems from a myriad of personal experiences. Her past work experiences have centered around supporting engagement on gender equality programming that enhances women’s legal, economic and political rights in the Asia Pacific.
Caroline Simangaliso Makumbe
Caroline is a Child Rights Activist. Her passion stems from amplifying the voices of the marginalized. She is the Child Rights Officer at the Graça Machel Trust and Founder of the CarolMaks Voice, a Motivational Speaking Company which inspires women and children to live their full potential.
At the Skoll Foundation, Kathryn sources high-potential social impact organizations, conducts due diligence on strategic investment opportunities, and manages partnerships with portfolio organizations pursuing lasting, large-scale social change.
Prashanthi is a communications specialist working on climate change, gender equality and environmental sustainability. Her passion lies in strategy and storytelling for impact and shining a spotlight on issues, ideas and people who matter. She works with the United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand.
For a decade, Emily has worked toward the advancement of young people's sexual and reproductive health. She is passionate about ensuring communities around the world have the power, evidence, and resources they need to improve the lives of the most vulnerable, especially adolescents.
Fatima is a communications strategist dedicated to using the transformative power of narrative to help build a better world. She has developed campaigns for numerous pressing social issues. She's currently at Autodesk, working at the intersection of tech, design, sustainability and social impact.
Lauren believes in the power of technology to transform disconnected data into meaningful information to improve public health service delivery. She supports the Lao PDR Ministry of Health to strengthen and utilize information systems as Program Manager on CHAI's Health Systems Strengthening team.
Leah is driven by innovative approaches to creating social impact. She leads mobile technology-enabled partnerships and programming in Southeast Asia for Viamo. Previously she worked on global U.S. government-funded public health and nutrition programming, and in the private sector media industry.
Martina is the Director of Business Innovation at Arifu, a mobile chatbot providing skills training via even the most basic phones in Africa. She is passionate about supporting Africa-focused social enterprises to scale. She is currently consulting for AI for Good, a chatbot supporting abused women.
Leslie is the Director of Social Impact at the Chandler Foundation, where she leads the foundation's global grant-making portfolio. A lawyer by background, she is passionate about international development and has worked in non-profit, philanthropic, and multi-lateral institutions.
Natalie is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of HomeWorks Trenton, a free community-based after-school residential program. Through the HomeWorks model, Natalie hopes to break systems of educational and gender inequity for young women in marginalized communities around the world.
Jen works with Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada as a Policy Advisor where her work focuses on child poverty, mental health and youth engagement. She is passionate about public policy and creating systems change.
Anina shapes and stewards partnerships with leading corporate and foundation donors to support networks of female community health workers in East Africa. She is passionate about directing philanthropic dollars in a way that empowers women to be their own advocates.
Erin is passionate about cultivating talent & building systems for scalable impact. She held operations & leadership roles with agroforestry social enterprises for 10 years before joining a consulting firm to scale Arcadia, which embeds top local talent with African businesses to catalyze growth.
Ayushi is a philanthropy organizer, educator, and advisor who believes in unleashing wealth to enable abundance for all. She grew up in New Delhi, and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ayushi enjoys reading, practicing yoga, dancing, baking, and adventuring.
Zoe Wake Hyde
I am an open publishing advocate, working to create more just and equitable educational and academic publishing systems. I believe in the power of open practices to transform how knowledge is created and shared globally, and to ensure that historic structural inequalities are broken down.
As an MBA and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Meg brings a passion for creating more equitable opportunity to her work at CARE, a leading international development NGO. Meg is particularly interested in making sure that funding relationships prioritize the rights and voices of local communities.
Connie is an advocate for child rights with extensive experience supporting marginalised children and their families across Sub-Saharan Africa. At SOS CVI, she is dedicated to harnessing the power of collaboration and partnership to strengthen systems and ensure the best care of all children.
Xin is a fundraising professional with human rights grantmaking experience. She believes movement-led philanthropy and donor of color activism support the revolutionary transfer of power necessary for social justice movements. Xin is an intersectional feminist, pro-Black, and anti-capitalist.
Shahrzad is a public health strategist and a Women’s rights advocate. She is passionate about equitable distribution of opportunities globally, in health and in the workforce for women. As a Program Director, Shahrzad has launched and scaled an immunization strengthening program in 23 countries.
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.
Barbara is dedicated to promoting civil rights and the rule of law and to helping communities thrive. She has experience in the public and private sectors and serves in a quasi-judicial role at a state human rights agency. Barbara was born and raised in the Los Angeles area and lives in Chicago.
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.
Paola Yamilet Constantino Diaz
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.
Mahrukh (Maya) Hasan
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.
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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!
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.
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.
I aim to resolve root causes of social injustices and dream of a world where every person has an opportunity to thrive and step into their unique greatness. IÍm interested in building relationships and working in organizations where bold opinions and alternative ways of thinking are welcome.
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.
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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.
Mariella Belli Yaringano
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.
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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.
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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 Gómez Botero
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 Herrera Moreno
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.