Amy Hepburn is a recognized Impact Investing expert and social entrepreneur who believes in pushing the boundaries of philanthropy. She accelerates social change by strategically leveraging resources, talent and amplifier platforms for maximum social impact.
She has spent 20 years driving social change in the public and private sectors with expertise in the advancement of women and girls globally and protection of children in crises. Amy is on faculty at Duke University and George Washington University and advises governments, philanthropists, corporations, and foundations on social impact strategies committed to finding new solutions to society’s most complex challenges.
Amy was an appointed Delegate on the 2018 G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council and a current member of the Global Women’s Forum for Economy and Society. She co-founded the Duke University Global Governance and Policy Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Action in Geneva, Switzerland.
A secret about Amy
Looking for adventure two weeks after college graduation, Amy boarded a plane to Sarajevo at the conclusion of the Balkan war. What began as a 2-month volunteer commitment turned into a 20-year humanitarian career. Amy’s “adventure” has affirmed the most fundamental tenet to her social impact work – that we are all more similar than we are different.