Rashmi Pendse


Social Impact, NAM

Rashmi Pendse joined the Center for Inclusive Growth as the Director of North America Social Impact on January 3rd. Rashmi will lead our placed based city focused work to develop programs and drive investments that support city leaders and local organizations with the tools they need for inclusive growth. Rashmi will report to Salah Goss.

Previously, she was a founding member of the Citi Impact Fund, where she originated and executed venture capital investments in U.S.-based double bottom line startups and led the Fund’s Sustainability and Workforce Development verticals. Earlier in her tenure at Citi, she assisted senior management and multiple business lines with developing and implementing the bank’s Community Reinvestment Act strategy for serving and investing in low- and moderate-income communities in the U.S. Rashmi has also worked in international development, serving as an economic development advisor to the International Finance Corporation, USAID, and a number of nonprofit organizations. She began her career working in technology startups and investment banking.

Rashmi studied history at Yale University and international affairs and economics at The Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Bologna, Italy and Washington, D.C.