1) Providing high quality educational opportunities for under-served children, including now launching 7 schools.
2) Addressing the financing gap in impact investing supporting early stage companies.
How do you contribute?
First, as a volunteer board member with charter schools. Secondly as a social impact investor, building a portfolio of for profit social enterprises addressing poverty alleviation in the US and Asia. Third through a 10 year career in K-12 education, including helping to run executive training programs for education leaders. And importantly, as a mentor to young women social entrepreneurs.
What are important lessons you learned?
-'If you are a giraffe, don't try to be a leopard.' E.g. understand yourself and your unique strengths and build a meaningful career over what you love.
-Align yourself with mentors, and mentor others often, particularly for women.
-If you believe in people, they will rise to the level of encouragement and expectation.
-Ask the right questions.
What are your favorite social innovation resources?
SSIR, Public Management Program, the HUB, SoCap conference, Accelerators programs, and more.