Happy Pride Month 2021! This June, we are featuring inspirational quotes from extraordinary LGBTQ+ leaders. 🏳️🌈
Shamina Singh is the Founder and President of the Center for Inclusive Growth at Mastercard. She also serves as Executive Vice President of Corporate Sustainability.
In both these roles, Singh activates the $500 million Mastercard Impact Fund committed to advancing inclusive growth and financial inclusion around the world.
"Additionally, Singh mentors many young professionals and is involved with the company’s employee resource group for LGBTQ workers. She believes it’s important for everyone to feel like they can bring their full identity to work. “This idea you are holding something back for whatever reason holds your entire career back,” says Singh, who believes that is one of the biggest challenges underrepresented groups, including LGBTQ professionals, face in advancing their careers." (Source)
She sits on the Boards of Data & Society and ADL, a leading anti-hate organization. In addition, she serves as a Board Member of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders and the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University. Shamina co-chairs the Ad Council’s Advisory Committee on Public Issues and serves on the Advisory Boards of social enterprise Women Reignite and The Aspen Institute Civil Society Fellowship. She is also a Henry Crown Fellow with The Aspen Institute.
She has thrice been named in the Financial Times’ Top 100 LGBT+ Executives, and twice in Fast Company's Queer 50.
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