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Catherine Berman

Vice President
ASTIA Network

As a passionate social entrepreneur, Catherine has launched and co-launched a number of successful social ventures including ITC, Deloitte Center for Leadership & Community and Global Brigades, the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization.

Prior to joining Astia, Catherine maintained a host of management positions, including Chief Executive Officer, Global Brigades Panama, Strategy and Operations Manager at Deloitte Consulting, LLP, Director of Marketing at Redefining Progress and Vice President of Evins Communications, LLC. Her international work experience spans from India to Israel with extensive work in Central and South America.

Areas of expertise include strategy, operations, market validation/expansion and management of both financial and social returns. She currently works with small businesses looking to grow effectively and sustainability, as well as with high-growth businesses in her executive position with venture accelerator, Astia.

Catherine graduated magna cum laude from Boston University and received her MBA from Oxford University, England, where she founded the Oxford Women in Business Network. She is passionate about the intersection of money and meaning and serves as a mentor for Hub Ventures Impact Fund.

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