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Fernande Raine

Fernande Raine has worked internationally in various sectors. Most recently, she was a management consultant with Innosight, a firm that applies an understanding of disruptive innovation to create market-based solutions to social needs in developing countries. Prior to that, she worked for almost 10 years with the social entrepreneurship platform Ashoka—Innovators for the Public, where she launched the country programs in Germany and France, started its Social Financial Services program and established its global People Team for recruiting and talent. She came to Ashoka from McKinsey, where she participated in and lead change-projects in several countries and sectors. Having graduated from high school just after the Berlin wall fell, she studied history and political science, finishing with a Ph.D. in diplomatic history at Yale. While conducting research in the former Soviet Union, she decided to focus on present-day change-making, and joined McKinsey as an apprentice on how to get things done. She briefly returned to Academia to run the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard and she created the Measurement in Human Rights Program. She lives in Brookline with her husband and four daughters, speaks four languages, and is writing a book about the History of Social Change.