Sonal Shah

Thursday 6/21 1:30PM | FREE | United States Institute of Peace
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Sonal Shah, Executive Director of the Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation at Georgetown Unversity, and Todd Hitt, CEO of Kiddar Capital, sit down to discuss the question: Is capitalism producing the impact outcomes needed in the 21st century, and is it a solution for, or cause of, the rising wealth gap in this country? 

About Sonal: Sonal Shah, Executive Director of the Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation at Georgetown University, has spent her career focused on actionable innovation in the public and private sectors. Most recently, she was the Deputy Assistant to the President and founding Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation.

She spent seven years at the U.S. Department of Treasury where she was an international economist working on timely development issues, including post-conflict development in Bosnia, Asian financial crisis, and poverty reduction in Africa. She then went to Goldman Sachs and Google while simultaneously co-founded Indicorps, a nonprofit building a new generation of socially conscious global leaders. She is a senior fellow at the Case Foundation and the Center for American Progress. Sonal serves on the Board of Social Finance, Inc. and the Washington Area Women's Foundation.