Meet Isabelle, who joined Omidyar Network in 2012, and is a partner at Imaginable Futures, where she leads the firm's US education initiative, focused on a two-generation approach.
Prior, Isabelle has spent her career across the non-profit and for-profit sectors. She served in the non-profit sector at ImpactAssets, to align capital with meaning. Isabelle was previously an executive director at Morgan Stanley in venture capital and in advisory. Isabelle has held numerous board and governance roles in education.
Isabelle was honored as 100 Harvard Business School Women in the Bay Area.
One of my professional accomplishments is the *multi-million impact club*. Several of my portfolio organizations have reached millions of lives: d.light just reached 100 million lives, Khan Academy Kids 60 million children and families, Genius Plaza 50 million children, Handshake over 10 million students---and all continuing on their remarkable trajectories. Behind those numbers, there are countless human stories of positive change, upward mobility, empowerment and hope.
Impact first, impact second, impact third.
As an immigrant woman navigating the venture capital and investment banking and now the impact investing world, I learned that one has to light his/her own path. Success does not come from conforming to models that do not look like us.
Enjoying a meal with family and/or friends. Cuisine is such an integral part of my culture.
Simone de Beauvoir has shaped my outlook; if she were still alive, it would have been an honor for her to narrate my life.
I would be a teacher, a diplomat, a philosopher, a martial arts instructor or maybe a journalist…
Tintin, the intrepid global investigative explorer- because of his deeply curious nature, his global perspectives and resonance, and his slight irreverence.
Snorkeling with turtles in warm waters, falling asleep under the sun or under the stars, or reading a good novel.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” -- Mahatma Gandhi