Changemaker Economy Team
Fernande has been a serial intrapreneur at Ashoka since 2002. She laid the first foundations for Ashoka in Western Europe, where she introduced the concept of social entrepreneurship, recruited team leaders for Germany and France and launched Ashoka's Social Financial Services program. Upon returning to the US, she established the People Team and since 2015 has been co-leading the launch of Ashoka's Changemaker Economy initiative. Fernande's changemaking passion grew out of her love for history, in which she completed a PhD at Yale. Other stages of her (ongoing) apprenticeship include working as a consultant at McKinsey and Innosight, directing the Carr Center for Human Rights at the JFK School of Gov't at Harvard, and being the mother of 4 girls.