Innovative business models. Social enterprises that can level the playing field for the world's poor, and revolutionize the way we think about investments and business. Social justice. Next generation leadership. Catalytic philanthropy and social impact investing. These are the areas and global movements I am passionate about. For more than 14 years, I've had the privilege to work with and shape 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. More specifically with Water.org and WaterEquity, I have been at the forefront of driving blended finance models that aim to resolve the global water crisis in our lifetime.
What is my area of expertise? Forging innovative and catalytic funding and investment 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 commitment to challenge the status quo. I think being an entrepreneur, a relentless optimist, and a little bit of a rebel is in my DNA.
My work and the visionary leaders I've partnered with have propelled me in exciting directions, enabling 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. This exposed me first hand to social injustices affecting the world's poor. These experiences, alongside supporting an education initiative for adolescent girls in Kenya, and building a $60 million portfolio of catalytic funding partnerships and an $11M investor portfolio at Water.org have shaped my passion towards helping create a more inclusive and fair society.
Today, I oversee our capital raising efforts, strategy, investor relations, and communications efforts at WaterEquity, an innovative social impact investor incubated by Water.org. During my ongoing journey with Water.org and WaterEquity, I have built and collaborated with an inspiring community of change-makers disrupting the world of philanthropy and social impact investing to reverse the tides of global inequality.
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