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Dianne Calvi

Dianne Calvi is President and CEO of Village Enterprise, a non-profit working in rural Africa to end extreme poverty. Since Dianne joined as CEO in 2010, she has led the organization’s expansion across seven countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, successfully implemented the first development impact bond for poverty alleviation, and completed two randomized control trials with positive results. During her tenure, the organization has been recognized for excellence by Charity Navigator, Guidestar, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Life You Can Save, Founders Pledge, The Drucker Institute, Million Lives Club, and Fast Company (World Changing Idea Award). In June 2023, Dianne was awarded the Stanford President’s Award for the Advancement of the Common Good.

Dianne is also a member of the board of directors of InterAction and has served on several other nonprofit boards. She has written articles  for Fortune, The Hill, Huffington Post, Center for Effective Philanthropy, Next Billion, World Bank, and has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, and in other international publications.

Prior to joining Village Enterprise, Dianne served as the President of Bring Me A Book Foundation, an early literacy nonprofit and held marketing and consulting positions in the private sector for Microsoft and other technology companies. She graduated with a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from Bocconi University (Milan, Italy) on a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship.