Lily Lapenna

Founder and CEO, Block for Impact

Lily Lapenna is the the co-founder of Block For Impact, blockchain as a catalyst for positive impact. Founder, former CEO and current Chair of MyBnk. As a result of setting up MyBnk, Lily was named Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the New Statesman. MyBnk works with over 200,000 young people on financial inclusion and work readiness. With her colleagues, she designed education programmes that continue to win awards for excellence, most recently by the Centre for Social Justice, The Observer and Nesta. Prior to MyBnk, she worked in social impact and innovation for 7 years across Europe, Africa and Asia for organisations such as BRAC. After having successfully campaigned to include financial education into the secondary school curriculum in the UK, she now sits on the Financial Capability Board, responsible for the UK's financial capability strategy. The World Economic Forum honoured Lily as a Young Global Leader and Ashoka and Aspen made her a fellow in acknowledgment of her global social impact. Beyond her achievements in social change, Lily works as an executive coach, advisor, speaker and investor.,,