Innovative business models. Social enterprises that can level the playing field for the world's poor, and revolutionize the way we think about and do business. Social justice and large-scale impact. Catalytic philanthropy and social impact investing. This is what I am passionate about. For more than 14 years, I've had the privilege to work with and shape inspiring and impactful organizations focusing on these issues including the Global Give Back Circle, Water.org, and now WaterEquity - the world's first social impact investment manager dedicated to scaling access to safe water and sanitation.
What is my area of expertise? Forging innovative and catalytic funding partnerships, alongside developing strategic plans and creating high impact teams to help build and scale entrepreneurial organizations. A French national with a German mother, I grew up in Paris, South Korea, and China and travelled throughout Asia during my childhood. This opened my eyes to the world. It drove my passion toward challenging the status quo. I think being an entrepreneur, optimist, and a little bit of a rebel is in my DNA.
My work has enabled me to learn about and get engaged in a variety of areas including micro finance, post-conflict education and refugees, the global water crisis, and social impact investing. With the World Bank in Southeast Asia, I led a documentary film project in Cambodia and an education initiative for street children and migrants in Thailand, exposing me first hand to social injustices affecting the world's poor. These experiences, alongside the opportunity to support an education initiative for adolescent girls in Kenya and build a $60 million portfolio of strategic funding partnerships at Water.org, have shaped my passion for helping create a more inclusive and fair society.
Today, I oversee our revenue growth, investor relations, and communications and marketing efforts at WaterEquity - a social impact investment manager incubated by Water.org. My ongoing journey with Water.org - and now WaterEquity - has enabled me to build and work with an inspiring community of change-makers disrupting the world of philanthropy and social impact investing to end the global water crisis and reverse the tides of global inequality.
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