Debby Bielak

The Bridgespan Group

Since joining Bridgespan in February 2008, Debby has worked with a range of clients working toward social justice, including philanthropists interested in catalyzing change, education reform organizations, and advocacy organizations working to support sustained change at scale.

As a former teacher, Debby has applied her belief in the transformative power of education in work spanning early childhood education, secondary education, and postsecondary education—where she leads Bridgespan's efforts. Sample projects include creating a place-based early literacy investment, helping the National College Access Network shift their work from access to success in college, and working with more than 70 field leaders to develop a national field strategy for higher education reform.

Prior to joining Bridgespan, Debby worked as an engagement manager and Social Sector Fellow at McKinsey & Company. Her for-profit work included international brand strategy, acquisition strategy, stakeholder influence, and pre- and post-merger management in the pharmaceutical, retail, and consumer sectors in six countries.

Debby earned her BS with honors from Haverford College and her MBA from the Wharton School of Business, where she was a co-founder of the Social Impact Management Initiative.

Panel Discussion:
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am