Caroline Mauldin is a thought partner and strategic advisor to executives and public figures. She specializes in discerning and elevating complex narratives as well as navigating challenging organizational dynamics. A serial social entrepreneur, her passion is in building bridges between resource-rich urban centers and under-invested communities.
Caroline’s past experience includes leading a statewide foundation for public education, serving as a political appointee at the U.S. Department of State under President Barack Obama, co-founding four social impact organizations, and advancing impact investing and financial inclusion initiatives at Accion International and the Omidyar Network. Based in Charleston, SC and New York City, she has worked throughout Latin America and Africa and is deeply committed to accelerating progressive causes, particularly through her work with white leaders on racial equity.
Caroline serves on the boards of The Nature Conservancy of South Carolina, Secure the Ballot, and the Global Foundation for Education & Economic Mobility. She holds a MBA from MIT Sloan and a MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, where she was a fellow with the Center for Public Leadership and studied systemic racism and social justice under Dr. William Julius Wilson and Dr. Ron Ferguson, among others. Her work has appeared in Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Economist, CNN.com, The USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Post & Courier, and The State Newspaper.