What inspires me: People who continuously push for positive change despite seemingly insurmountable challenges.
I do what I do because: As my grandma, Marmee, would say, “Surf’s up!”—there’s always a way to approach any situation with a positive outlook.
I think the world would be better if: We all believed in our ability to create the future we envision.
As a senior associate, Megan Coolidge supports strategic client partnerships by developing a broad range of solutions for clients through analysis and research, designing client deliverables, and supporting overall project management.
She has extensive experience in the social entrepreneurship field—developing new initiatives, managing programs, and building cross-sector partnerships. Most recently, Megan was a Senior Fellow with B Lab where she helped launch Best for NYC, a movement to inspire and equip New York City businesses to measure and improve their business practices related to their workers, community, and the environment. Prior to B Lab, she was most recently a Program Manager at Ashoka where she connected corporate leaders and social entrepreneurs to collaboratively tackle social and environmental challenges. Megan was also a founding team member for La Ceiba Microfinance Institution, a student-led and client-centered microfinance program in Honduras.
Megan holds a M.A. in International Affairs with a concentration in Gender and Development from George Washington University as well as a B.A. in International Relations and Hispanic Studies from the College of William & Mary.