Amanda Gimble is the project director for Together for Girls. Prior to Business for Impact, Gimble worked as an independent social impact strategist and private sector and nonprofit executive who brings significant international development expertise and global networks.
Before consulting with Business for Impact, she previously served as senior vice president of strategic initiatives at Safe Water Network, a nonprofit founded by Paul Newman, where she provided thought leadership to the social sector, engaged stakeholders including World Bank, USAID, UNICEF, PepsiCo, Merck, and Hilton Foundation in collaborative partnerships, and influenced policy, engaging with in-country Ministries of Finance, Health and Water and other Government and Business leaders in India and Ghana to drive systemic change.
Previously, she was first vice president and co-head of corporate strategy at Merrill Lynch, where she advised the CEO and executive management on global industry trends, identifying global expansion opportunities including mergers and acquisitions.
Amanda has been a guest lecturer at Columbia University and New York University, a speaker at various world forums, and has written on the topic of women and girls, Fixing Water Fixes Gender Parity, published in DevEx, and Safe Water Network’s Spotlight on Scale: Small Water Enterprises: Transforming Women from Water Carriers to Water Entrepreneurs. Amanda has worked with teams on the ground in Ghana, India and Kenya, and completed sector reviews in those countries. She holds a BA from Hunter College and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.