Advisors to Catalytic Women offer a breadth and depth of experience unparalleled in women’s wealth and social impact. Their talents and insights are an integral part of our work, and an essential component of our unique programs for women who are creating change.
Dr. Galaich has led The Philanthropy Workshop West since 2009 with a dynamic staff and gifted group of board members. He was responsible for launching the first and second Conferences on Borderless Giving, which were attended by hundreds of leaders in philanthropy, nongovernmental organizations, and international institutions. In 2004, he joined The Philanthropy Workshop West to develop and launch an alumni program for over forty graduates of the nationally recognized program. Dr. Galaich also served at Human Rights Watch as the Deputy Director of Development for North America. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in Political Science, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at San Diego.
Dan Guglielmo is a nationally recognized business-owner advisor, speaker and author. His 20+ years of experience helping business owners to leverage the value of their business to protect family and dreams have established him as a trusted advisor to his clients, their families, and their attorneys, accountants and other advisors. His advocacy of business owners led him to co-found The Owner’s Academy based at Babson College and The Exit Planning Exchange, which are supported by both business owners and professional advisors across the U.S. Having begun his professional career at the Securities and Exchange Commission as a Finance Attorney, Mr. Guglielmo later became a tax attorney, earning a reputation for his holistic and creative approach to strategic wealth transfer planning. He received a BA from Colorado College, a Juris Doctorate from Arizona State College of Law and studied for his LL.M. in Taxation at Boston University.
Jennifer John raises external investment capital for Appropriate IT – cultivating relationships with potential and active investors as AI’s operations grow. She is responsible for positioning the company within various investment communities and structuring capital partnerships that advance both our financial and social impact goals. Jen first connected with Appropriate IT through her work in the emerging Gender Lens Investing field, and she remains actively involved with a research project in this space.
Kathleen Burns Kingsbury
Kathleen Kingsbury is a wealth psychology expert, founder of KBK Wealth Connection, and the author of several books including How to Give Financial Advice to Women and How to Give Financial Advice to Couples. She serves on the CNBC Digital Financial Advisor Council, is a thought-leader columnist for Financial-Planning.com and is frequently quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and Reuters. Kathleen is a faculty member of the Certified Private Wealth Advisor program of IMCA and teaches the Psychology of Financial Planning course at the McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University. She holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology and an Undergraduate Degree in Finance. For more information, visit www.kbkwealthconnection.com.
As Senior Relationship Manager for ImpactAssets, Safia Kryger-Nelson works to build and deepen relationships with key investors and donors, as well as their advisors. She is leading the effort to expand the Impact Assets Giving Fund, a unique donor advised fund that multiplies the impact of current grantmaking with tailored investments that work for maximum social and environmental benefit—while also earning a return to increase future giving potential.
Ms. Kryger-Nelson has extensive professional experience in financial distribution. Prior to joining ImpactAssets, she worked for The Bank of New York, London, in institutional sales of foreign exchange options, as well as for Dresdner RCM Global Investors, San Francisco, in global sales and marketing. She holds a Master of Laws in international commercial law from University of Copenhagen and a Master of Laws in European law from University of Paris, Panthéon-Assas. A native of Copenhagen, Ms. Kryger-Nelson speaks Danish, Swedish, French and German.
Hope Neighbor is CEO of Hope Consulting, a boutique strategy firm focused on the social sector. Hope Consulting works with the world’s leading foundations and nonprofits, to craft strategies for maximum social change. Clients and funders range from the Rockefeller Foundation to Population Services International. Prior to Hope Consulting, Ms. Neighbor worked as a strategy consultant with Marakon Associates and in numerous leadership roles at the World Bank. At the World Bank she played an integral role in the design and supervision of a $270M loan and grant portfolio. Her country experience spans Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Latvia, Madagascar, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Zambia. As a field coordinator for the International Rescue Committee in Burundi, she led the delivery of emergency relief services to over 40,000 internally displaced people. Early in her career, Ms. Neighbor worked for the Chief Economist of the World Bank, and as a Peace Corps health volunteer in Cameroon.
Ms. Neighbor received a MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a BA in Public Policy Analysis from Pomona College. She has been named an Emerging Leader by the National Council for Community Economic Development.
Rachel Payne started FEM Inc. when she realized that there was an enormous opportunity for innovation in entertainment using a data-driven approach. In her prior role as Principal, Global Strategic Alliances at Google, she worked with top executives across the company to develop comprehensive strategies for their largest global partners, including Sony, Disney, NewsCorp and Samsung. She also served externally as the global point of contact for some of the company’s most important relationships, including Sony. It was in this capacity that she was able to identify a unique opportunity in the entertainment ecosystem to serve to meet a diverse set of user needs for better entertainment.
She originally joined Google on the founding team of Google.org. She later led Google’s international business operations in emerging and developing markets as a Country Manager in sub-Saharan Africa, on the regional Africa management team.
Prior to this, she was President and Co-Founder of inDplay, a cloud-based rights and contract management service for studios that enabled rights licensing globally. inDplay was acquired in 2008 by Discovery Media Holding Company. Previously, she was on the early teams of Billpoint (Sequoia-funded, eBay acquired) and Hotwire (Texas Pacific Ventures-funded, IAC acquired). She started her career in technology at IDG, working in business development for PC World. She has a BA from Smith College and MBA from Stanford University.
Kat Rosqueta is the founding Executive Director of The Center for High Impact Philanthropy and Adjunct Faculty of the School of Social Policy and Practice (SP2) at the University of Pennsylvania. Before accepting her appointment at the Center in the Spring of 2006, Kat was a consultant with McKinsey & Company in the areas of strategy development, capability-building, and post-merger management, and also led several employee volunteer initiatives to support consultant involvement on nonprofit boards.
Prior to joining McKinsey, Ms. Rosqueta worked in community development, nonprofit management, and venture philanthropy. She served as a founding team member of New Schools Venture Fund; founding director of Board Match Plus, a San Francisco program dedicated to strengthening nonprofit boards; and program manager of Wells Fargo’s Corporate Community Development Group.
After graduating from Yale University, Ms. Rosqueta received her MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She has held numerous volunteer and civic leadership positions including board president of La Casa de las Madres (San Francisco’s oldest and largest shelter for battered women and their children), chair of the United Way’s Bay Area Week of Caring, and co-founder and executive committee member of the Women’s MBA Network.
Suzanne Skees works in international development as director of the Skees Family Foundation, which supports innovative self-help programs in the U.S. and 37 developing countries in education, enterprise, health, infrastructure, and peace. Skees studied English literature (Boston College) and world religions (Harvard Divinity School). She travels from schools to slums, prisons to farms, serving as a storyteller for nonprofit workers, social entrepreneurs, and their courageous clients who toil every day to end poverty and create equality. Find her stories on blog “Seeds of Hope” and Huffington Post.
Jacki Zehner is Chief Engagement Officer and President of Women Moving Millions, and an impassioned philanthropic visionary committed to the social and economic empowerment of women. She considers herself to be “a very blessed woman channeling [her] resources to help advance gender equality.” She became a community member of Women Moving Millions (WMM) in 2009 by means of a $1 million pledge to the Women’s Funding Network. In addition to her role with WMM, she is President of the Jacquelyn and Gregory Zehner Foundation, a Board Member of The Sundance Institute and the Christian Center of Park City. She is a former board member of the Women’s Funding Network, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The National Council for Research on Women, The University of British Columbia and the Center for Talent Innovation. Jacki also serves on the Advisory Boards of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, Pax World’s Global Women’s Equality Fund, and the Women Effect Investing initiative of Criterion Ventures.
Prior to her full-time engagement in the philanthropic arena, she was a Partner and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs. She is a member of many networks including The Women Donor’s Network, The Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board, The International Women’s Forum, The Red Cross Tiffany Circle and The United Way of Salt Lake’s Women’s Philanthropic Network. In 1996, she became the youngest woman and first female trader to be made a partner of the firm. She is also a frequent media commentator, consultant and speaker on women’s success in the workplace, women and wealth, investing, financial current events and high-impact philanthropy. Jacki currently lives in Park City, Utah with her husband and two children. Visit her site: www.jackizehner.com.