About The Project
Lorena Garcia Duran is the Global Lead for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative at Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs. She launched the DEI initiative in the summer of 2020 and remains part of the Ashoka U.S. Partnerships team. Lorena joined Ashoka in 2008 and has been orchestrating partnerships between social and business entrepreneurs since then.
She launched Ashoka in Miami back in 2011 making it a Latin American hub for all Ashoka efforts. She is Board member of Imperative Fund, an impact investment fund focused on sustainable models addressing poverty. She also seats at the Board of Directors of Freedom for Immigrants, an organization dedicated to abolishing immigration detention while ending the isolation of people currently suffering the profit-driven system.
Lorena grew up in Mexico City. At eighteen years old she moved to Paris to study French at La Sorbonne. She graduated from La Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca in Spain. She now resides in Los Angeles, California.