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Sonal Shah

Founding Executive Director, Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation, Georgetown University

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 Sonal Shah Biography

Sonal is an economist and entrepreneur and has spent her career focused on economic policy and actionable innovation in the public and private sectors. She is a global leader on social innovation policy including impact investing, data and technology for social good, and civic engagement through government, business, philanthropy and civil society. She has led policy innovations at the White House for President Obama and the Treasury Department for President Clinton. She brings a unique and diverse background. An international economist she set up the central bank in Bosnia, worked post conflict reconstruction in Kosovo, and implemented poverty reduction strategies in Africa and financial crises in Asia and Latin America.

In the private sector, she led technology for civic engagement and impact investing initiatives at Google, as the head of Global Development Initiatives and set up and ran the environmental strategy, including investing clean technologies at Goldman Sachs. She served as Deputy Assistant to the President for President Obama and founded the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation. She served on President Obama’s transition board leading the Technology, Innovation and Government Reform group. In the Administration, Sonal led the efforts to set up innovative finance mechanisms for service delivery, leveraging technology to better engage citizens in government, creating new public private partnerships and supported and trained leadership throughout government (political and civic service) to institutionalize innovative practices. Sonal started her career at the U.S. Department of Treasury where she was an international economist working on timely development issues, including post-conflict development in Bosnia, Asian financial crisis, and poverty reduction in Africa.

One of Sonal’s most proud accomplishments is working with her siblings to create a non-profit, Indicorps, to build a new generation of socially conscious global leaders. They worked with some of the leading non-profit and social organizations throughout India working on issues of healthcare, education, farming, women’s development, etc. Indicorps created the service movement in India inspiring and incubating new social enterprises like Teach for India and Sarvajal. She serves on the board of the Case Foundation, Oxfam America, Non Profit Finance Fund, the Urban Alliance. She serves as an adviser to the Democracy Fund and the Washington Area Women’s Foundation.

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Sonal Shah

Founding Executive Director, Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation, Georgetown University

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Sonal Shah Biography

Sonal is an economist and entrepreneur and has spent her career focused on economic policy and actionable innovation in the public and private sectors. She is a global leader on social innovation policy including impact investing, data and technology for social good, and civic engagement through government, business, philanthropy and civil society. She has led policy innovations at the White House for President Obama and the Treasury Department for President Clinton. She brings a unique and diverse background. An international economist she set up the central bank in Bosnia, worked post conflict reconstruction in Kosovo, and implemented poverty reduction strategies in Africa and financial crises in Asia and Latin America.

In the private sector, she led technology for civic engagement and impact investing initiatives at Google, as the head of Global Development Initiatives and set up and ran the environmental strategy, including investing clean technologies at Goldman Sachs. She served as Deputy Assistant to the President for President Obama and founded the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation. She served on President Obama’s transition board leading the Technology, Innovation and Government Reform group. In the Administration, Sonal led the efforts to set up innovative finance mechanisms for service delivery, leveraging technology to better engage citizens in government, creating new public private partnerships and supported and trained leadership throughout government (political and civic service) to institutionalize innovative practices. Sonal started her career at the U.S. Department of Treasury where she was an international economist working on timely development issues, including post-conflict development in Bosnia, Asian financial crisis, and poverty reduction in Africa.

One of Sonal’s most proud accomplishments is working with her siblings to create a non-profit, Indicorps, to build a new generation of socially conscious global leaders. They worked with some of the leading non-profit and social organizations throughout India working on issues of healthcare, education, farming, women’s development, etc. Indicorps created the service movement in India inspiring and incubating new social enterprises like Teach for India and Sarvajal. She serves on the board of the Case Foundation, Oxfam America, Non Profit Finance Fund, the Urban Alliance. She serves as an adviser to the Democracy Fund and the Washington Area Women’s Foundation.

Sonal Shah Videos

  • What Does Social Innovation Look Like Today with Sonal Shah ...
  • Service for the soul: Sonal Shah at TEDxGeorgetown - YouTube
  • Development economist: Sonal Shah at TEDxUChicago 2012 ...

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Sonal Shah Speaking Topics

  • data

    people privacy information internet product government public companies open

  • content

    news responsibility human rights people monetary corporate governance arab

  • food

    energy system change fuel audience grain cheap health care

  • portugal

    india africa mobile forest technology regulation people understanding rural

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  • How to book Sonal Shah?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sonal Shah for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Sonal Shah, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sonal Shah or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sonal Shah?

    Booking fees for Sonal Shah, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sonal Shah, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sonal Shah?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sonal Shah for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sonal Shah for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sonal Shah or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sonal Shah or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Sonal Shah is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Sonal Shah for your event is available upon request. Sonal Shah generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mo Ibrahim, Catherine Mohr, Ray Kurzweil, Peter Diamandis and Eric Schmidt. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sonal Shah for an upcoming event.

Sonal Shah Speaker Videos

  • What Does Social Innovation Look Like Today with Sonal Shah ...
    Service for the soul: Sonal Shah at TEDxGeorgetown - YouTube
  • Development economist: Sonal Shah at TEDxUChicago 2012 ...

Sonal Shah Speaking Topics

  • data

    people privacy information internet product government public companies open

  • content

    news responsibility human rights people monetary corporate governance arab

  • food

    energy system change fuel audience grain cheap health care

  • portugal

    india africa mobile forest technology regulation people understanding rural

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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