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Mona Sinha MBA ’93
Mona Sinha is a founding member of the Asian Women’s Leadership project, focused on empowering women as future leaders of Asia. She is a Trustee of Smith College, her alma mater. Ms. Sinha serves on the Advisory Boards of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School and the Global Mental Health Program at the Columbia School of Public Health. She also serves as a Trustee of All Souls School in New York. She is on the Advisory Council of the American Museum of Natural History where she is a patron of the Science and Nature Program serving underprivileged girls. She is a trustee of Apne Aap International, an anti-trafficking organization based in India. She also serves on the board of Women Moving Millions, an organization dedicated to mobilizing unprecedented resources for the empowerment of women and girls.
Ms. Sinha began her professional career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, followed by a marketing career at P&G and Unilever, during which she helped restructure the Asia Pacific operations of Elizabeth Arden. In 2010, she conducted a study for Goldman Sachs, Asia on Leadership.
She is passionate about women’s leadership education and the empowerment of women entrepreneurs. Her early inspiration was her volunteer work with the girls of Mother Teresa’s orphanage, during her formative years growing up in Calcutta, India.
She holds a BA (economics, art history) magna cum laude from Smith College where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; and an MBA in finance and marketing (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Columbia University.
She lives in New York City with her husband, three children and two dogs.
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Lending money to entrepreneurs whose endeavors are too large to receive microfinance loans but too small and risky to receive funding from traditional banks.
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Hiring unemployed residents of financially underserved communities to install solar and energy-efficient technology for small businesses, nonprofits, and affordable housing.
Leveraging crowdfunding technology to reduce preventable maternal and neonatal deaths and disability.
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