Fiona is the Founder and CEO of the WILD Network – Women Innovators and Leaders Network. The WILD network strengthens and connects the ecosystem of stakeholders helping women social innovators to scale their impact while thriving personally. Learn more at www.TheWildNetwork.org.
Fiona is seasoned social entrepreneur and community builder. At age 26 she founded a for-profit social enterprise that supported partners across 100+ countries to do service delivery in the areas of leadership development, financial inclusion, enterprise creation, and workforce development. Fiona founded, and for a decade led, the Youth Economic Opportunities Network. She scaled it to be the world’s largest, sustained network of stakeholders working on youth workforce development, financial inclusion and enterprise creation. She is credited with playing a leading role in professionalizing the youth development sector, coining the term "youth economic opportunities" and raising the bar on performance and cooperation among donors, service providers, government and private sector companies to serve the world's 1.5 billion young people. In the course of this work, Fiona earned USD 30M in revenue and forms part of the 1% of US women business owners to grow a company to this size, while maintaining a double bottom line.
Fiona successfully exited these two social enterprises in 2017. Since then, her focus has been on supporting women innovators.
Fiona serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and provides executive leadership coaching at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business for female MBAs. She’s a Tedx speaker and her work has been featured in the New York Times. She writes and speaks about global trends in economic development.