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BOARD AND ADVISORS

Founders

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Ranjani Sridharan

Co-Founder

Ranjani Sridharan is an investment professional with over 15 years of executive finance and impact investing experience. She is Founder of Kshetra PBC, an early-stage FinTech marketplace and fund for investors seeking to lend working capital to social enterprises who are working on the UN SDGs and have been identified through business incubators and accelerators. Her expertise spans across project finance and direct investing in social enterprises through private investment vehicles at Distributed Sun and Living Cities. Ranjani’s work with the Living Cities Catalyst and Blended Catalyst Funds includes advisory services around fund management and financial analysis.

Ranjani received her MBA from the George Washington University and her BA in Economics from Mount Holyoke College and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. She grew up in Kenya and India and is fluent in Marathi, Hindi, Tamil, and can converse in French and Swahili.

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Dipa Sharif-Ahmed

Co-Founder

Dipa Sharif is a Director of catalyzing investments who works on scaling ACDI/VOCA’s impact investing and blended finance initiatives as part of AV Ventures, a for-profit subsidiary of ACDI/VOCA. Prior to joining ACDI/VOCA in 2019, Dipa worked as an independent impact investment consultant for clients such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and WaterEquity.

 

Dipa holds an MBA with a focus in quantitative finance and economics from New York University and a BBA with a focus in finance and information systems from The George Washington University. Dipa has also passed level three of the Chartered Financial Analyst Program and earned certification from the Executive Program for Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice.

 

She is fluent in English, Bengali, and Hindi and has a limited proficiency of Spanish and elementary proficiency of Thai.

Board of Directors

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Jessel Amin

Co-Chair

Jessel Amin is the Senior Manager of Capital Markets and Investments at Capital Impact Partners, a national nonprofit Community Development Financial
Institution. Jessel works on Capital Impact’s capitalization and capital markets strategy.
She oversees Capital Impact's Investment Note Program, helps to develop new
strategic initiatives, manages the organization’s relationships with rating agencies, and
supports the management of Capital Impact’s Bond Guarantee Program, Federal Home Loan Bank debt facility, and mortgage-backed security portfolio. 

 

Jessel completed a dual undergraduate degree in finance and psychology at the
University of Florida. In 2017, Jessel graduated from the Yale School of Management.  

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Sarah Ebrahimi

Board Member

Sarah Ebrahimi is the current Co-Chair of WIIN after having served as a Board member since WIIN’s beginnings in 2018. She is a member of the Women’s Insurance Program team within the International Finance Corporation’s Gender and Economic Inclusion Group. Her team advises insurance companies in emerging markets on the business case for becoming the insurer and employer of choice for women and has co-created women’s insurance programs that bring innovative products to market.

She has a MA in Public Policy and Development Management from Georgetown University, and a BS in Finance from the University of Delaware.

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Laura Hill

Board Member

Laura is a VP at EquiFi, Public Benefit Corporation, a financial-technology start-up that displaces the use  of debt with equity co-investments, offering alternative home financing solutions to prospective  homebuyers and current homeowners.
Laura worked previously in Banking and Capital Markets at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she acquired detailed knowledge of the U.S. bank and non-bank financing landscape. Prior to PwC, she was a consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank.


Laura holds an MBA from Buckingham University, UK and a Bachelor’s from Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan. She is also a Project Management Professional (PMP) and speaks several languages.


Fun fact: Laura is a huge chocolate lover. She has a minimum of one piece of it a day, and a max of an undisclosed amount! The Swiss and Belgian kinds are her favorite.

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Lily Horton CFP®

Board Member, Ex Co-Chair

Lily has been involved in the WIIN community since its beginnings and served as Co-Chair in 2020. She began her career in the financial services industry in 2013 and is currently a Financial Advisor at BSW Wealth Partners, a Public Benefit Corporation in Boulder, Colorado. A significant portion of her work includes working with clients to add impact to their investment strategies. Prior to BSW, Lily worked at several large wealth management firms in DC. 


Lily is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and earned her B.A. in international affairs from the George Washington University where she minored in music and women’s studies. She holds Series 7, 66 and 3 securities licenses.  Lily recently relocated from D.C. to Boulder with her husband and 2 cats. She enjoys running and being an active member of her community.

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Camille Jones

Board Member

Camille is the Director of PAC/Product Management at Quorum Analytics where she leads a team in developing comprehensive solutions to empower public affairs teams to identify trends, understand organizational impact, and drive action. Prior to joining Quorum, Camille was the Director of Strategy and Product Management at Mark Labs where she led a team in developing a data intelligence platform that derives actionable insights on sustainability, social impact, and ESG data, helping capital allocators achieve an investment edge. Most recently, she founded CariCapacity, an organization formed to mobilize impact investments and foster sustainability innovation in the Caribbean.
 
Camille has over 10 years of experience advising Fortune 500 Companies with their state/local Political compliance regulatory reporting and the management of Gifts & Entertainment, Charitable Contributions/Matching, and third-party risk programs. 

Camille received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Wesley College and a Master of Business Administration from IE Business School.

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"Holly" Honglin Li, Esq.

Board Member

Holly is the Managing Director at Polymer Wealth Management, a private wealth management firm with headquarters in Hong Kong. She is based in DC and works with the IFC-facilitated Sustainable Banking Network to help developing countries design and implement national sustainable finance policies.

Holly holds a Master of Laws from New York University Law School, an MA in Public Policy from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Laws from Sun Yat-Sen University Law School in China. She has published seven peer-reviewed articles. Holly is a licensed attorney in New York and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). 

Fun fact: Holly wanted to be a mad scientist but made a different career choice, so now she indulges in science nonfiction books and sci-fi/fantasy novels. 


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Lauren Conn

Board Member

Lauren Conn is Senior Manager of Social Impact at VIPKid, one of the world's leading education technology companies. She oversees social impact initiatives including the day-to-day operations of VIPTeach, a non-profit organization seed-funded by VIPKid to empower educators as drivers of innovation and equity in education. Prior to joining the VIPKid team, Conn forged global partnerships on behalf of Discovery Education with governments, businesses, and organizations to implement digital content and professional development programs on five continents.

 

Previously, Conn was an education and external relations consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C. where she led a multimedia initiative to improve secondary education in Latin America and produced the award-winning anthology film, El aula vacía (The Empty Classroom). Conn started her education career in the classroom as a secondary education teacher in public schools in the Southeastern United States.

 

She holds an Executive MBA from Georgetown University, an MAEd and a BA in Hispanic Studies from the College of William and Mary, and was a Rotary World Peace Fellow at the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  

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Anna Mabrey

Board Member

Anna Mabrey is Senior Officer of Investor Relations at Calvert Impact Capital, a nonprofit investment firm that has helped thousands of people and institutions channel over $2 billion in impact investments to social enterprises throughout the U.S. and around the world. Anna’s goal is to collaborate with institutional investors and Financial Advisors, using the Community Investment Note and across asset classes, to build the impact investing space and make a more equitable world.


Prior to joining Calvert Impact Capital Anna lived and worked in various locales across the U.S., Africa, the Middle East and Europe.  She has been active volunteering with refugees, natural disaster relief efforts, and AIDS victims for over twenty years.  Anna’s first career was as an African Archaeologist and she holds an M.A. in African Archaeology from University College London.  Her financial experience includes institutional equity sales and financial planning for military and federal employees overseas.

Advisors

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Fiona Macaulay

Advisor

A serial social entrepreneur, educator and field-builder, Fiona key-notes global conferences and is a TEDx speaker. She writes a popular monthly column on leadership for Inc.com, and has been featured in the New York Times.

In the academic world, Fiona is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where she also runs a leadership clinic for MBA students, and coaches emerging social innovators and leaders.

Earlier in her career, Fiona founded and for 20 years was the CEO of Making Cents International, a social enterprise dedicated to economic growth that did business across 100+ countries. She founded the leading global platform that disseminates evidence-based scalable solutions to increase youth employment, entrepreneurship and financial inclusion. 

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Lucy Jadlowska

Advisor

Lucy Jodlowska, Executive Director of the Wallace Center, has more than 15 years of experience in domestic and international organizational development and growth within social purpose organizations, ranging from large and established institutions to start-ups, with thematic areas spanning consumer protection services, economic and small business development, agriculture and food systems investment. She has either led or supported initiatives in advancing social missions while ensuring organizational sustainability, stimulating economic development and investment in challenging contexts, promoting environmental and social justice and supply chain best practices, and deploying capital toward efforts and areas that have a difficult time accessing credit and funding.

Prior to Winrock, Jodlowska served first as director of partnerships and then as director of social impact investing at Spark Ventures, which provides sustainable solutions to lift children out of poverty.

 

Jodlowska is a member of the adjunct faculty of Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs, where she teaches classes on social enterprise development and nonprofit financial management. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish from the University of Illinois at Chicago and MPA and MBA degrees from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She speaks Spanish, Polish, and a smidge of French, and is a freelance photographer.

Past Board Members

Lily Horton - Certified Financial Planner

Andrea Longton - Senior Vice President, Opportunity Finance Network

Anna Mabrey - Senior Officer of Investor Relations, Calvert Impact Capital

Margarethe Van Der Tuin Probasco - Director of Digital Marketing and Media, Kensington Senior Living

Nikita Patel  -  Partnership Accounting, The Carlyle Group

Renee Della Rata - Investment Officer, MicroVest

Anjani Vedula - MBA Candidate, Haas Business School, Previously Investment Analyst, IFC Venture Capital

Baljit Wadhwa - Reporting and Results, World Bank Group's Climate Reporting Unit

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