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“The Future of Social Impact and Innovation” with Sonal Shah
March 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
An upcoming Carolina Seminar on Innovation for the Public Good, join us to welcome Georgetown University’s Sonal Shah, who was the Founding Executive Director of the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation (2014-20). Sonal served as Deputy Assistant to the President for President Obama and founded the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation.
She has extensive experience in the public sector including as an international economist at the Department of Treasury, setting set up the central bank in Bosnia, working post-conflict reconstruction in Kosovo, and implementing poverty reduction strategies in Africa and financial crises in Asia and Latin America.
She has extensive private sector experience. At Google, Sonal led technology initiative for civic voice and investing for impact as the head of Global Development Initiatives. At Goldman Sachs, she developed the environmental strategy and ran the initiatives, including investing clean technologies at Goldman Sachs.
One of Sonal’s most proud accomplishments is working with her siblings to create a non-profit, Indicorps, to build a new generation of socially conscious global leaders. Indicorps created the service movement in India inspiring and incubating new social enterprises like Teach for India and Sarvajal.