Maya Winkelstein

Executive Director in Washington, DC

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Maya Winkelstein is Executive Director of Open Road Alliance where she is responsible for the organization’s overall investment strategy including finding new ways to deploy capital to achieve maximum social returns.

Winkelstein has worked with Open Road since the organization’s inception in 2012. Prior to her role as Executive Director, she worked with Open Road as an Associate Director with the consulting firm, williamsworks. Former clients include Eastern Congo Initiative, Nike Foundation, PATH, Tostan, and TOMS Shoes.

Prior to williamsworks, Winkelstein served the NGO and government sectors focusing on program development, fundraising strategy, and corporate partnerships. Former affiliations also include The Corporate Council on Africa, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the Institute of National Strategic Studies (INSS) at National Defense University (NDU), and Exclusive Analysis Ltd.

She is a contributor and a guest speaker at forums such as Clinton Global Initiative, Council on Foundations, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, and The Philanthropy Workshop. She is also a Board Member of Global Press Institute.

Winkelstein holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan; MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics; and a Diplôme Internationale from Sciences-Po in Paris, France.

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