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Alison Lingane


Alison Lingane started her career in community-based work, designing and leading microenterprise programs for urban youth. Inspired to gain skills to bring programs to scale that create real opportunity for people, she left to get her MBA, and co-founded what is now the Global Social Venture Competition, the largest international business plan competition for double or triple bottom line businesses. Prior to launching Project Equity, Alison spent 15 years in executive roles at mission-driven businesses that are designed to have human impact at scale, including Benetech, GreatSchools, and InsideTrack. A serial ‘social entrepreneur,’ Alison co-founded Escuela Bilingüe Internacional, a thriving PreK-8th grade dual immersion school in Oakland in 2006 that now serves over 360 students. Alison has her B.A. from Harvard University and her MBA from the Haas School of Business, and she is a 2014 Echoing Green Fellow.