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The Grandmother Project - Change through Culture
Founder & Executive Director, Grandmother Project (GMP): Change through Culture, an American and Senegalese non-profit organization. Often culture is seen as an obstacle. GMP views cultural roles and values as essential elements for promoting sustained change. Judi lead the development of an innovative approach to leverage the influential role of grandmothers in Africa, Asia and Latin America to promote community-wide, positive change for women, children and especially girls. GMP’s grandmother-inclusive strategy has shown that grandmothers can be catalysts for change related to complex issues including: maternal and child health/nutrition; early/forced marriage; teen pregnancy; female genital mutilation; girls’ education. GMP builds capacity of other organizations on grandmother-inclusive and intergenerational approaches to promote community-driven, sustained change. GMP has found that grandmothers are an abundant but underutilized resource for promoting positive change in communities.
Partner. Head of Rural Development.
Founder, ex-CEO and actual Vice President of Emprenda´s Board. Emprenda is a leading Microfinance company in Argentina, member of GrupoACP and widely recognized for its Solar Energy Access Project. Also created “FIS Trust", the first Social Investment Fund in Argentina in order to fund the microfinance portfolio. Recently partnered with a Alimentaris Foundation to promote energy, water and communications access in rural Argentina and Latin America and is actively looking for projects with outstanding social and/or environmental impact potential. Also volunteers in a strategic planning comitee of a 175 year old private education organization aiming to contribute at closing the quality gap in education and in some other projects. He holds a Lic. in Economics at Univ of Buenos Aires, an MBA at Said Business School (Oxford, with a Skoll Schollarship) and attended the Executive Education Program on Strategic Leadership for Microfinance held at Harvard Business School.
President & CEO
Pamela W. Barnes, President and Chief Executive Officer of EngenderHealth, has more than 30 years of managerial and global health experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. She was formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Ms. Barnes also worked for more than 20 years in investment management and corporate finance for GTE and RCA. She served as Vice President of Operations and Finance for Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic in New York and as Vice President of Finance and Administration at the International Trachoma Initiative.
President and CEO
US African Development Foundation
Shari Berenbach is President and CEO of US African Development Foundation, a public government corporation that awards economic development grants to marginalized and underserved populations in conflict and post-conflict areas of Africa. Her distinguished 30-year career spans from microfinance to international banking. At USAID from 2010-12, she directed the Microenterprise & Private Enterprise Promotion Office. A pioneer in the impact investing field, Ms. Berenbach served as President and CEO of Calvert Foundation, a non-profit financial intermediary that mobilizes capital from social investors. Ms. Berenbach holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School, an MA in Latin American Studies from UCLA, and an undergraduate Political Science degree from UC Berkeley. She serves on the Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Finance Committee of the Needmor Fund, and the Board of Directors of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity.
President & CEO
GE Healthcare Life Care Solutions
Thierry Leclercq is President & CEO, GE Healthcare Life Care Solutions.
Managing Director of Impact Investing
Anthos Asset Management
Lisa Hall is Managing Director of Impact Investing with Anthos Asset Management B.V., a privately owned investment manager. At Anthos Asset Management, Lisa is responsible for managing a portfolio focused on social, environmental and financial returns. Lisa previously served as President and CEO of Calvert Foundation, a global leader in impact investing with assets under management of more than $400 million. She holds a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard University. In 2003, Lisa participated in the American Marshall Memorial Fellowship, a travel program for emerging leaders from the US and Europe. Lisa serves on the executive committee of ANDE (Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs), a global network focused on promoting entrepreneurship in emerging markets, and the Board of the Non-Profit Finance Fund, a US based community development financial institution. She resides in Amstelveen, NL with her husband and young daughter.
GovLab Innovation Fellow
Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Rob Terrin is a GovLab Innovation Fellow at Deloitte Consulting, LLP. His experience includes market analysis, technology risk, and project management. He has worked on a variety of projects from forecasting and financial modeling to systems implementation and support. He graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee University with a degree in Economics and Russian Area Studies.
I am a twenty-year-old college student with a multicultural background. I am of Lebanese-Egyptian-German-Swiss descent, and I speak six languages fluently. I am currently a second-year student in the Dual BA Program between Columbia University and Sciences Po, with a concentration in Law at Sciences Po and a planned major in Political Science with a focus on International Relations and a concentration in Human Rights at Columbia University. Last summer I completed a two-month internship at the Embassy of Luxembourg in Belgium, during which I led a project for the improvement of a business process, and I performed a variety of tasks that allowed me to gain an understanding of the way an embassy functions on many levels. As for my personal activities, my hobbies include Model United Nations, practicing martial arts, playing soccer, running, singing and playing various musical instruments.
Project Coordinator, Colombia Lista
Ana Pantelić is an international development consultant and social innovator with an interdisciplinary education and multicultural background. She has lived and worked on three continents, focusing her professional activities on sustainable development, poverty alleviation and innovation for change, and is a PhD candidate at the University of Belgrade. An enthusiastic proponent of the notion that disruptive ideas change the world, Ana coordinates the LISTA Initiative at Fundación Capital (2014 Skoll SASE) in Bogotá, Colombia to alleviate poverty by designing, developing and disseminating technology-based tools for scaling up financial inclusion. A frequent lecturer at universities and conferences on topics ranging from sustainable development to financial inclusion, Ana is also a published author, amateur photographer and TEDx speaker. Originally from Serbia, she received her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Boston University, and is fluent in three languages.
Peter Moores Dean
Said Business School
Peter Tufano joined Saïd Business School in July 2011 as Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Finance. He has advanced the model of a University-based Business School, including the Oxford 1+1 MBA Programme and online GOTO programme. His research focuses on innovations in consumer finance that serve low income families. He founded D2D Fund, a non-profit R&D lab for new financial product development. Prior to Saïd, he spent 33 years at Harvard, serving as Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School and Co-Founder of the Harvard University Innovation Lab (i-Lab).