CEO Appearances

  • Latest From OFN's President & CEO Lisa Mensah

 

Overview

This is a selection of recent appearances by Lisa Mensah, the President and CEO of Opportunity Finance Network (OFN).


Senate Hearing: The Paycheck Protection Program: Performance, Impact, and Next Steps
U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship
March 22, 2021

Lisa Mensah — president and CEO of Opportunity Finance Network — was invited to speak during the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship's hearing, "The Paycheck Protection Program: Performance, Impact, and Next Steps."

Community Development Financial Institutions: Financing Justice, Investing in Hope With Lisa Mensah
Capital for Good Podcast - Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School
March 2, 2021

Lisa Mensah, president and CEO of Opportunity Finance Network, discusses economic and community development finance institutions (CDFIs), finance justice, and ways the Biden-Harris Administration can support CDFIs to "finance hope" and help struggling communities build back stronger.

Public Policy Wins to Benefit Communities: The Roles for Mission Investors in 2021
Mission Investors Exchange
February 3, 2021

In this webinar, Shena Ashley of Urban Institute, Melanie Audette of Mission Investors Exchange, Lisa Mensah of Opportunity Finance Network, and Fran Seegull of The U.S. Impact Investing Alliance will reveal public policy recommendations that can best leverage private capital for public good, and the roles foundations can take to advance these policies for a just and equitable recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Financing Racial Equity: National CDFI Perspectives
NAAHL/CCL Webinar Series
January 22, 2021

Watch what OFN President and CEO, Lisa Mensah, and three other national CDFI leaders have to say about how a renewed focus on racial equity is changing their work, the practice of community development, and the public policy agenda.

How Can We Help Americans Recover From a Pandemic?
An Atlantic Roundtable, Underwritten by Google
December 29, 2020

This recap from The Atlantic's roundtable held in November 2020, and underwritten by Google, features insights from OFN President and CEO Lisa Mensah, along with academic leaders, policymakers, and economic experts from across the nation.

Finance Justice & Finance First Responders
What Does it Profit (podcast)
December 14, 2020

OFN President and CEO, Lisa Mensah joined the "What Does It Profit?" podcast to discuss the role of money and CDFIs in fighting for justice in the U.S. and the unlikely partners that can play a crucial part in bringing about a brighter future for underestimated communities.

Welcome Remarks
OFN 2020 Virtual Conference
November 9, 2020

OFN President and CEO Lisa Mensah welcomes participants to OFN’s annual conference and talks about the long march to finance justice.

Access Denied: "Systemic racism in financial services"
Arizent - Access Denied (podcast)
October 23, 2020

Episode one of a podcast series from Arizent that examines institutional barriers as well as racist practices in the financial sector and ways to overcome or eliminate these system problems.

Investing in the Community: Minority Banks and Community Development Financial Institutions
Virtual 2020 Annual Legislative Conference - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
September 30, 2020

Ending redlining: how minority banks and community development financial institutions can ensure equitable recovery for the black community.

Cracking the Capital Code: Fundraising & Managing your Balance Sheet
2020 Virtual Forbes Small Business Summit
September 27, 2020

OFN President and CEO Lisa Mensah joins other panelists for a virtual event hosted by Forbes.

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