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Katharine Wolf discusses the importance of persistence when trying to reach goals.

Katharine's Biography

Role Model: Sheryl Sandberg
Proudest Accomplishment: The microfinance program she worked on in Vietnam.
One in Four: She is the only female out of a set of quadruplets.
Philosophy on Life: "Be passionate about what you do and find something and obsess over it."

Katharine Wolf is an entrepreneur and investor for social good. She advises OrganJet, a company that helps transplant patients travel across the United States to receive treatment with the use of private jets. The company aims to address the mismatch of supply and demand for those in need of organ transplants.
 
Katharine’s first venture was Anh Chi Em (ACE), a microfinance organization that she co-founded in Northern Vietnam to provide loans, savings, and training to rural farmers. Previously, Katharine spent four years with Deutsche Bank's Leveraged Finance group in New York and Mergers & Acquisitions group in Paris. She also worked at Root Capital (social investment fund) and Impact Investment Exchange Asia (capital markets for social good) in Singapore. Currently, she is working as a venture capitalist in domestic impact investing helping to scale high growth companies that are solving the health care and education crises in the United States. She holds a BA from Middlebury College, an MBA from Stanford University, and a MPA-ID from Harvard Kennedy School.

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