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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Jackie VanderBrug shared perspectives on Womenomics and the power of a gender lens for investors as the keynote speaker for the inaugural Womble Carlyle Impact Speaker Series.
VanderBrug’s address took place June 8th in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and was broadcast to the firm’s other offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Silicon Valley. A recording of the presentation soon will be available.
VanderBrug currently is a Managing Director and Investment Strategist at U.S. Trust where she is responsible for defining and executing investment strategies focusing on U.S. Trust®, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, and impact investing initiatives across all asset classes. She also is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Impact Investing Council and a regular presenter at conferences including the Nantucket Project, Clinton Global Initiative, Aspen Ideas Festival, and Social Capital Markets (SOCAP).
Prior to joining U.S. Trust, VanderBrug was managing director at Criterion Ventures, a hybrid consulting firm where she worked with high net worth individuals and large non-profits on impact strategies and led the development of the field of Gender Lens Investing; she also led the Business Development of the start-up team at iBasis; and, co-founded WORK IN PROGRESS, a non-profit social enterprise focused on career development for underprivileged youth. She started her career as a domestic policy analyst for the U.S. Congress and as a strategy consultant for Fortune 500 firms.
VanderBrug received her M.B.A from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and her B.S. in Mathematics from Calvin College. VanderBrug is an Aspen Institute First Mover Fellow and serves on the Board of the Trustees of the Donations.
The Womble Carlyle Impact Speaker Series is organized by Impact Economy Team Leader Pam Rothenberg and Director of Impact Strategies Mark Newberg.
Click here to learn more about Womble Carlyle’s Impact Economy Team.
Jackie VanderBrug (center) with Pam Rothenberg and Mark Newberg.