Living and working in Bangladesh in early days of BRAC’s growth and as Grameen was being established, and knowing these seminal development organizations from birth.
Helping create and raise capital for two development finance enterprises from scratch: the Southern Development Bancorporation in Arkansas — on which Yunus advised us — and ShoreCap, one of the earliest private equity funds to invest in locally-owned financial institutions in the developing world doing small business or microfinance lending.
The privilege of serving as US board member at the World Bank and IFC during President Clinton’s administration, learning the world of multilateral financial institutions and their governance.
Leading a team on presidential appointments to staff President Clinton’s Administration — executive search under high stakes pressure! I am proud to have been part of forming the most diverse, broad-based executive branch leadership ever fielded.
I have a passion for fostering public service careers across sectors, deepened by heading first Cornell University’s and then Stanford’s Graduate Schools of Business public management programs and then being a White House Fellows Commissioner.
Being involved in the Global Philanthropy Forum, Acumen, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Opportunity Collaboration, ANDE, GIIN and the Skoll World Forum since inception or early in their evolution has linked me to a global network of social entrepreneurs expanding access to opportunity for all, and I am fortunate to be able thereby to contribute to building alliances across sectors and geographies.
Executive management certificate from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business
BA with distinction from Wellesley College
Title: Senior Advisor