Dina Powell

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Dina Powell
President
Goldman Sachs Foundation

About the speaker:     Dina leads Goldman Sachs’ Impact Investing business and the Environmental Markets Group, which creates market-based opportunities and solutions to drive sustainable economic development and environmental progress. She is also president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation overseeing the firm’s strategic programs to drive economic growth and opportunity. Dina joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2007, was named partner in 2010 and serves as a member of the Partnership Committee.

     As head of the Impact Investing business, Dina is responsible for the firm’s investments in housing and community development projects, deploying more than $5 billion in loans and equity investments to revitalize underserved communities in the US. As president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, Dina oversees two major initiatives, including 10,000 Women, a global program offering business, management education and capital to women entrepreneurs, and 10,000 Small Businesses, which provides small business owners with access to capital, business education and mentorship. She also leads the firm’s employee engagement platform, including Goldman Sachs Gives, a donor-advised fund that supports thousands of nonprofit organizations globally.

     Dina had a longstanding career in government before joining Goldman Sachs, serving as assistant secretary of state for Educational and Cultural Affairs and deputy undersecretary of Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy. She also served as a member of the senior staff of the White House as assistant to the president for Presidential Personnel.

     Dina serves on the boards of the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative, the American University in Cairo, the Center for Global Development and the Nightingale Bamford School. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

About the Seminars: The Foundation Impact Research Group (FIRG) seminars explore the relationship between strategic choice-making and impact measurement in foundations and not-for-profit organizations.

RSVP to Lisa Buckley, Program Coordinator for the Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society, at lisa.buckley@duke.edu.

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