Catherine Berman, 2019 winner


Catherine is the CEO and co-founder of CNote, an impact investment platform delivering competitive returns by investing in women, minorities and low-income communities across the US. CNote was named ‘Top Innovation in Fintech’ by SXSW and has won accolades across the US for re-imagining what finance can do and who finance can serve. Prior to CNote, Catherine served as MD at the financial services firm, Charles Schwab, and senior vice-president at venture capital firm Astia. Her last startup, Global Brigades, grew to a multimillion-dollar enterprise in a few years and is now the global category leader. Catherine has also worked with impact investments for over a decade, speaking at Google, Stanford University, Oxford University, SoCap, Coinbase and others to challenge conventional thinking about money and meaning.