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Mona Sinha MBA ’93
Mona Sinha is a founding board member of the Asian Women's Leadership University project, being established in Malaysia. She is a senior advisor to Impact Investment Exchange, the first social stock exchange in Asia and board member of Impact Investment Shujog, an advisory firm to social enterprises. She serves as a trustee to Smith College, her alma mater, and is on the Social Enterprise Program board at Columbia Business School. She is also a trustee of All Souls School and on the advisory committee of the American Museum of Natural History.
Ms. Sinha began her professional career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley where she focused on mergers and acquisitions, followed by a marketing career at Procter & Gamble and Unilever, during which she helped restructure the Asia Pacific operations of Elizabeth Arden. She is passionate about women's leadership education and the empowerment of women entrepreneurs. In 2010, she conducted a study for Goldman, Sachs Asia on Asian leadership.
She holds a BA magna cum laude from Smith College where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; and an MBA (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Columbia University.
She has previously served as a Trustee to All Souls School and Girls Learn International, NY and is a patron of the Science and Nature Program (serving inner city girls) at the American Museum of Natural History. She has also served as an Advisory Director to Breakthrough, a human rights organization.
Social Enterprise Summer Fellows
“My experience working with communities in India and Africa, as well as on developing public-private partnerships with government and non-profit agencies, convinced me of the need for innovative approaches to international development”
“I see entrepreneurs as the key leverage point in development, so interning at Ashoka made perfect sense.”
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy
“This internship matched my interest in harnessing the power and resources in the for profit sector to effect social change.”