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June 15th, 2021
June 15, 2021 “We are excited to share that ProInspire has received a one-time transformational gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. This unrestricted gift is the largest in our organization’s history and opens up the possibilities for us to deepen investments in ProInspire’s infrastructu…
April 7th, 2021
From The Desks Of Isabelle Moses, Outgoing Board Chair & Nancy Withbroe, Incoming Board Chair  We’re pleased to announce a leadership update at ProInspire – As of April 1, 2021, Bianca Anderson now serves as Co-CEO alongside ProInspire’s founder, Monisha Kapila.  Bian…
June 10th, 2021
In a recent blog post Isabelle Moses reflected on the succession planning process, she led as ProInspire’s board Chair throughout 2019 and 2020, resulting in ProInspire’s founder, Monisha Kapila, becoming Co-CEO with Bianca Casanova Anderson, a shared model of leadership that officially began on…
May 3rd, 2021
During the fall of 2018, Monisha Kapila, the founder and then sole CEO of ProInspire, asked the board to get serious about succession planning. The org was approaching its 10th anniversary in 2019 and Monisha was starting to think about the next chapter of her career. Candidly, the board was not rea…
April 29th, 2021
The past month has been filled with so much pain all around us and constant reminders of the harm that white supremacy causes every single day. Police killings of Black and Brown boys and men, mass shootings, anti-Asian violence, enduring Derek Chauvin’s trail and the re-traumatization of George F…
April 22nd, 2021
What does Derek Chauvin’s verdict remind us about awareness, action and accountability? To be clear, justice for George Floyd would have been for him to be alive.  This week, we joined countless people around the world in a collective sigh of relief as the verdict was read. It pains us that w…
April 1st, 2021
Message from the CEO It has been one year since the COVID pandemic really hit us – highlighting interconnectedness around the world and racial inequities pervasive in our country. Those first three months felt like a blur – many of us (including me) set up temporary workspaces in our bed…
April 1st, 2021
Last Fall, ProInspire published ProInspire Fellowship in Digital Finance: Executive Summary and Program Learnings. As part of the ProInspire Fellowship in Digital Finance with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ProInspire placed five Fellows who advanced several exciting initiativ…
March 19th, 2021
This Women’s History Month, we are celebrating the amazing and dynamic women on our team and around the globe. Every day, we are dedicated to highlighting and supporting all women who are leading in the social sector and accelerating equity at all levels. However, we cannot begin to discuss equity…
January 8th, 2021
By: Monisha Kapila, Kate Loving, and Ashlynn Polanco Wednesday’s violent display of white supremacy in Washington D.C. is a reminder for us not to disassociate and challenge how it shows up within us and our workplaces on a daily basis.  Every day we experience compounding forms of racism thr…

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