Elaine Smith

Elaine Smith
  • Founder
    #ProgressoSocial Brasil Network

Elaine Smith dreams about helping the transformation of the corporate and business sectors for a stronger social conscience as they can play a major role in changing the world for a better future. She works in the social sector since 2011 after 19-year career in financial industry (Banco Patrimonio, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley). She holds a degree in Business Management (Universidade Mackenzie), a MBA in Finance (USP FIA), participated at the Leadership in the 21st Century Young Global Leader/World Economic Forum Program at both Harvard Kennedy School and Yale, and is a Harvard Business School alumni (Owner President Management Program). 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 a research about innovation and technology to be used in choosing social investments for the most likely future with Fundação Telefonica. She is a board member of Gastromotiva and a mentor of Yunus&Youth. She lived in a favela/slum for 32 days in 2014 during the Warriors Without Weapons program. She studies living organisms through Goethian phenomenology observation. In 2013 Elaine was nominated as a Young Global Leader (YGL) of the World Economic Forum.