Yordanos Eyoel  


New Profit  
Malden, MA  


​Yordanos Eyoel, originally from Ethiopia, is a Partner at New Profit, a pioneering venture philanthropy fund in the U.S.  She is the founder of the organization’s Civic Lab, a $5M initiative to invest in and support nonpartisan solutions to build civic trust and an inclusive democracy in America. During her tenure at New Profit, Yordanos has helped to grow the firm’s K-12 education portfolio, deploying over $40M+ to drive practice, policy, and cultural transformation in the U.S. education system. After becoming a U.S. Citizen in 2016, Yordanos co-founded and served as the International Spokesperson of the Sister March Network that mobilized over 4 million people for the 2017 Women’s March. Yordanos has served as an Aspen Institute Women World Leaders Fellow in South Africa and a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar in Venezuela. Yordanos holds a B.A. from the University of Florida and an M.P.P. from Harvard Kennedy School. In 2019, Yordanos gave the TEDx talk, “Why Voting Isn’t Enough” to address the need for continued investment in our democracy. Yordanos is the 2020 City of Boston Spark Impact Award winner, a Fellow of the second class of the Civil Society Fellowship, a Partnership of ADL and The Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. 

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