Olivia Leland is the Founder and CEO of Co-Impact, a global philanthropic collaborative for equitable systems change at scale. Launched in 2017, Co-Impact operates two complementary funds. The Foundational Fund and the recently Launched Gender Fund that focuses on systems change for advancing gender equality and elevating women and girls’ power, agency and leadership at all levels.
Olivia has more than two decades of international experience in philanthropy, government, and the non-profit sector. Prior to Co-Impact, Olivia worked at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and then as the founding director of the Giving Pledge – an effort launched by Bill Gates, Melinda French Gates, and Warren Buffett to help address society’s most pressing problems by encouraging increased philanthropy. Previously, Olivia worked in microfinance and financial inclusion, and consulted in the areas of strategy development, multi-sector collaboration, and advancing gender equality.