Sarah Allen

Sarah is a Senior Associate on Intellecap’s Knowledge and Insights team, a social advisory firm based in India. At Intellecap, she contributes to the research, writing and analysis of the firm’s thought leadership. Prior to joining Intellecap, Sarah worked for the philanthropic advisory firm, Arabella Advisors, where she consulted foundations and individuals on how to maximize the impact of their social capital. She also served as a Kiva Fellow for a microfinance institution in Ghana in 2008. Sarah graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College where she spent a semester studying at the Madras Christian College in Tamil Nadu, India. She holds a degree in political science.

Articles by Sarah Allen

  • Sarah Allen

    Girls Empowerment Programs Are Working: Now What?

    In spite of the work of countless organizations, progress towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals for women and girls “remains unacceptably slow,” according to the U.N. Yet a growing body of evidence clearly shows the impact of girls empowerment programs – particularly those that bundle life skills and livelihood training with financial support. The question now is: How can these successful approaches be improved and scaled, while serving the unique needs of different cultures? Sarah Allen at BRAC USA explores some answers.

    Impact Assessment
    global development, impact measurement, SDGs
  • Sarah Allen

    Bridging the Investor-Entrepreneur Gap

    India has developed a well-deserved reputation as a hotbed of social enterprise activity. Yet, India’s wealth of ventures face significant challenges in their efforts to build and then scale. Guidance from seasoned investors who have analyzed countless enterprises is critical, and the driving force behind the Sankalp Investor-Entrepreneur Clinics.

    Investing, Social Enterprise
    social enterprise, venture capital
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