Kristin Hayden is an acclaimed social entrepreneur and executive leader with 25 years of global experience. She has spent her career developing, empowering, and investing in underrepresented youth and women leaders. Ms. Hayden was recognized as an Ashoka Fellow after founding OneWorld Now!, a global leadership program for underrepresented youth. In addition to serving as Chief Partnership Officer at IGNITE, Ms. Hayden recently served as the Interim CEO of ReflectUS, a coalition of leading nonpartisan women’s political organizations. She is a high-energy public speaker and champion of vision, diversity and inclusion, women’s leadership, political representation, and financial inclusion. She is the founder and host of Our Money Power, a podcast for women who are ready to stand in their money power and invest with their values.
As the manager of several international projects, Ms. Hayden developed global leadership skills early in her career. She attended Macalester College, an internationally-oriented school, during the Cold War; studied the Russian language, lived in a Russian home, and volunteered to work with Russian immigrant children. She also studied abroad in Moscow in 1990, just before the break-up of the Soviet Union. After college, Ms. Hayden completed an intensive Russian program at Middlebury College, then lived in Moscow, Paris, London, and Tbilisi for seven years.