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Gina Harman
CEO of Accion’s U.S. Network,

Gina Harman is the CEO of Accion’s U.S. Network, the only nationwide microfinance and small-business lending network in the United States. A longtime proponent of social justice, she believes passionately in helping hard-working, determined people take control of their economic future so they can provide for themselves and their families while contributing to their communities.

 

Gina began her career in the nonprofit sector, serving in leadership roles including Executive Director of the Central Astoria Community Development Organization and Executive Director of the Washington Square Day Care Cooperative. After 12 years working for nonprofits, Gina honed her business leadership skills at Harman International, eventually serving as President of their $600 million consumer division.

 

In 2002, she joined the board of directors of Accion New York while working at Harman. She joined Accion full time in 2008, bringing her commitment to the nonprofit sector full circle after more than 20 years.

 

Gina holds a B.A. from the State University of New York, Empire State College, and is a graduate of the Nonprofit Management program at Columbia University. She served as an advisor to the Small Business Working Group at CGI America 2012 and was named to Fast Company’s League of Extraordinary Women 2012.

 

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