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Audience in Lecture






Chief Executive Officer


New Profit, Inc.


Tulaine Montgomery is an entrepreneur, educator, writer, and organizer. She has played leadership roles in the launch and expansion of social enterprises across the U.S., the Caribbean, East Africa, Indonesia and South Africa. Tulaine currently serves as co-CEO of New Profit, a venture philanthropy organization that backs visionary leaders scaling innovations and transforming broken and inequitable systems. Tulaine has led initiatives focused on strengthening education-to-employment pathways for underserved youth, driving resources and support to entrepreneurs who have been directly impacted by the American legal system, and building a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization and philanthropic sector. Tulaine has also served as the lead architect of New Profit’s Inclusive Impact strategy and Proximate Capital fund, which seeks to bridge the resource gap faced by Black, Latino/a/x, Indigenous, rural and other underinvested social entrepreneurs. Outside of New Profit, Tulaine is a trusted advisor to nonprofit organizations and socially responsible companies such as GirlTrek, Beyond 12, YouthBuild, College for Social Innovation, and Jitegemee (a youth-serving organization in Kenya). She is also the Host and Executive Producer of "Say More: Live conversations with Tulaine,” an Instagram Live virtual ‘salon’ exploring what it would take to build a world that works for everyone. Tulaine’s writing has been featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Root, Worth Media, and more. She has a master’s in public policy from Tufts University and a bachelor’s degree from Smith College. Tulaine is an experienced cellist and writer; she has written and produced five original plays.

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