Location: TBD


Discussion Leaders:

Nicole Etchart, NESsT

Julie Katzman, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)


Nicole Etchart

Nicole Etchart

Julie Katzman

Julie Katzman

Nicole Etchart is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of NESsT. Founded in 1997, NESsT invests and provides strategic business support to social enterprises providing dignified employment to lift people out of poverty and exclusion in emerging market countries. Nicole leads...

... the organization ́s strategy, growth and impact worldwide including entrance to twelve countries and investment in a diverse portfolio of high impact enterprises that have directly improved the quality of life of half a million marginalized people. She oversees a senior team to carry out NESsT ́s goals while maximizing the organization ́s resources and impact. Most recently, NESsT launched an early stage investment fund in Latin America which will have a gender lens focus and is launching a gender violence portfolio in the region.

Julie Katzman is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Inter-American Development Bank. Ms. Katzman joined the IDB in 2009 after a successful career as an investment banker, bringing together private sector expertise with a lifelong interest in development. Ms. Katzman manages the IDB’s overall operations with 4,000 people in 28 offices. During her tenure, she has...

...been responsible for increasing the organization’s focus on results, increasing diversity and inclusion, spurring the growth of new and innovative solution. Leveraging her experience in investment banking, she has also played a significant role in crafting the IDB’s next generation of capital and risk policies and creating innovative structures to improve the IDB’s capital ratios. Ms. Katzman is a frequent speaker on many topics including transparency, sustainable infrastructure, and gender and diversity events. Ms. Katzman’s work has been recognized through a number of awards including Latin Trade Magazine’s Top 25 Businesswomen in Latin America and Global Diversity Magazine’s Top 10 Influential Women in Global Diversity. Ms. Katzman serves on the Board of Directors of the MacArthur Foundation, the International Center for Research on Women and the Global Banking Alliance for Women, the Board of Advisors of the MIT Media Lab and Instituto de Empresa in Madrid and she is a member of the International Council on Women’s Business Leaders.