North America

Adam Quinton

He is a Board Director and Treasurer at Holy Cross Energy, an electric utility in central Colorado, where his team strives to help lead the transition to the clean energy future.

In the not for profit space, Adam is a Board member at International House in New York where he has Chaired the Development Committee and been a member of the Executive Committee as well as serving on the Advisory Council for our Women’s International Leadership Program.

YiDing Yu

Dr. YiDing Yu is a practicing physician, published researcher, and serial entrepreneur. YiDing is the founder of Twiage, a life-saving early response platform for first responders and emergency departments. Leading the company as CEO, YiDing scaled Twiage to 911 first responders across the United States, and was named the Cartier Women's Initiative Award Laureate for North America in 2018.

Stefanie Thomas

Stefanie joined IAF to combine years of transactional experience with a passion to drive more equitable capital in venture. Stefanie has centered her efforts around network effects that propel the work of bootstrapped entrepreneurs—an ode to her father who overcame tremendous challenges as a low-income business owner.

Vanessa Grellet

Vanessa Grellet is a Global Executive with over 18 years of expertise in financial services and the tech industry. At ConsenSys, she focuses on Enterprise and Strategic initiatives, as well as social impact activities. She is the Co-chair of Nexus Blockchain labs, and was also involved in setting up the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA). She sits on the Board of the Accounting Blockchain Coalition (ABC) and is the President of the Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition (BSIC).

Bonnie Saynay

Bonnie Saynay is the former Global Head of Responsible and Sustainable Investment at Invesco Ltd, a leading global asset management firm representing $1.2 trillion in Assets Under Management (AUM).  She is currently Founder and Principal Advisor of Global ESG Advisors.

Sarah Kunst

Sarah Kunst, Managing Director of Cleo Capital, is an investor and entrepreneur who has worked at Apple, Red Bull, Chanel & Mohr Davidow Ventures. She is also a contributing editor at Marie Claire Magazine. She founded LA Dodgers-backed ProDay and has served as a senior advisor at Bumble, where she focused on their corporate VC arm, Bumble Fund. She is also on the board of the Michigan State University Foundation endowment. 

Sarah Tuneberg

Kelly Nguyen

Stephanie Benedetto

Sameer Hajee

Sameer has received numerous personal awards for his work including the McMaster University Arch Award for Outstanding Young Alumni, Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Africa by the Schwab Foundation/World Economic Forum and the INSEAD Alumni Force for Good Award.

Prior to his work in resource-constrained markets, Sameer worked as a microprocessor design engineer in Silicon Valley, California and as a telecom engineer for Afghanistan’s first mobile phone network provider, Roshan, in Kabul.

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