Elaine Smith

Elaine Smith
  • Founder
    #ProgressoSocial Brasil Network

Elaine Smith has worked in the social sector since 2011 after a 19-year career in the financial industry, which included positions at Banco Patrimonio, GoldmanSachs, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley. Since 2011, she had applied her business skills with social organizations, mainly with economically privileged youth, impact investing and financial literacy. Her recent projects involve the launch of the Social Progress Network in Brazil, and research about innovation and technology to be used in choosing social investments. Smith is a board member of Gastromotiva and a mentor at Yunus & Youth. She lived in a Brazilian favela for 32 days in 2014 during the Warriors Without Weapons programme. Smith holds degree in Business Management from Mackenzie, an MA in Finance from the University of Sao Paulo. She has also participated in the World Economic Forum’s YGL Leadership in the 21st Century programme at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Owner/President Management programme at Harvard Business School. She also studies living organisms through Goethian phenomenology observation.