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Allison Devore dedicates her career to creating socially and environmentally conscious businesses and economic opportunities for working families and underrepresented populations around the world. Her experience spans building innovative social enterprises, promoting impact investing and a high performance philanthropic sector, and forging a responsible private sector.
With nearly 20 years of experience as a senior executive and consultant, Allison Devore most recently has served as an advisor and volunteer to a variety of social ventures including Spark Microgrants, Riverdale Country School, Prado, Jumpstart, National Museum of Mathematics, The Mandell School, Global Girl Media, and Opportunity Nation.
Prior to this, Allison Devore was the Executive Director of StreetWisePartners, a social enterprise connecting volunteer professionals from companies such as Credit Suisse, IBM, Corporate Executive Board, and other Fortune 500 and new economy companies, with low-income adults and youth to provide career mentorship and employment. Allison Devore previously held senior executive positions at Verite, where her work on improving the working conditions along the global supply chain of several multinational companies helped the company garner the 2005 Social Capitalist Award and the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. Mrs. Devore also operated as the Manager of Boston Programs for the Center For Women and Enterprise, one of the largest entrepreneurial venture centers in New England, as an Executive Vice President for MusicMatters, and as a Vice President of Business Development for CitySoft, Inc.
Possessing a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Irvine, Allison Devore returned to school and obtained her Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. While at Harvard, she was awarded a fellowship with McKinsey & Co's nonprofit initiative in partnership with the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School. She also helped create the Harvard Business School/Harvard Kennedy School Social Enterprise Conference, which was named by Forbes.com as one of the top 12 conferences in 2009 along with the World Economic Forum. She has been an advisor to “Investing in Media that Matters- at Sundance,” the U.S. State Department's President's Interagency Council on Women, New Profit’s America Forward, and Stanford’s Socially and Environmentally Responsible Supply Chain