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Natasha Goldstein

Professor, Practice of Strategy & Entrepreneurship;
Social Entrepreneur in Residence,
LaUNCh Chapel Hill

Natasha Goldstein is the Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer of MCE Social Capital, a global social investment fund focused on improving the lives of low-income women in rural areas. Since 2006 MCE has invested in 30+ developing countries and made more than $120 million of loans. Prior to joining MCE in 2013, Natasha served as Finance Director at Hot Bread Kitchen, a social enterprise and commercial bakery providing on-the-job training to immigrant women in New York City. In 2010, Natasha founded LIFT Investments, a social enterprise focused on business development and skills training in Nairobi, Kenya. From 2010 to 2012, Natasha also worked for boutique management consulting firm ESV Strategies, where she advised nonprofits and social enterprises on their financial growth. Earlier in her career, Natasha worked at UBS Investment Bank as a financial analyst, where she focused on multi-million and billion dollar cross-border mergers, acquisitions, and equity transactions.
Natasha is also the Social Entrepreneur in Residence at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business’ Launch accelerator program in Chapel Hill, NC. She is a regular public speaker and lecturer on launching social ventures, impact investing and social enterprise. Venues have included Harvard University, Columbia University, New York University, University of North Carolina, Women Advancing Microfinance and various corporate and industry conferences. Finally, Natasha sits on the Board of three social enterprises based in New York City. These include ESL Works, – a for-profit venture aiming to teach workplace English to Spanish speakers in the low-wage food industry-, Mission:Restore, – a non-profit operating in East Africa to train surgeons and build the medical infrastructure of the region, and Indego Africa – a non-profit lifestyle brand which sells high-end products in the US while providing education and workforce training to women in Rwanda.