LUCY PERKINS

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English

Spreading the field of social entrepreneurship worldwide


Speech TopicsSince 1999, Lucy Perkins has been serving as a Leadership Group Member of Ashoka. Lucy has designed and led major organizational changes for Ashoka at both the regional and the global levels. Currently focusing on Ashoka’s approach to major partnerships, Lucy’s past roles at Ashoka have included re-engineering global operations and Venture program to enable multi-program expansion around the world, guiding Ashoka’s expansion in Asia and across Europe, acting as CFO to bring the organization's financial management more in line with its 4-fold growth over the previous decade, and participating in the alignment of Ashoka’s hiring with its Fellow selection process. Prior to joining Ashoka, Lucy spent seven years in international finance, first with the International Finance Corporation/World Bank and then with Emerging Markets Partnership, a US$4 billion global equity investment firm. Lucy has an undergraduate degree in International Relations from Stanford University (1986). She earned an MBA in Finance from Wharton in 1992. 

  • Ashoka’s Selection System
  • Comparing business entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs
  • Historical transformation of citizen sector
Citizen Sector
Social Entrepreneurship