Head of 10,000 Women, Goldman Sachs

Cristina Shapiro is head of the 10,000 Women initiative, a global program that fosters economic growth by supplying female entrepreneurs in developing economies with business and management education, mentoring and networking opportunities and access to capital.

Cristina joined Goldman Sachs in 2011, in the Urban Investment Group, as the lead for the Access to Capital program that is part of the 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. She also lead transactions with a focus on social innovation such as the Hurricane Harvey Emergency Loan Fund and the social impact bond deals in Massachussetts, Utah and Chicago.

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, she was Assistant Commissioner at the NYC Department of Small Business Services, overseeing the suite of services to help businesses start, operate and expand.

Prior to that, she worked at L’Oreal and ran a $100 million consumer product business.

Cristina serves on the board of Accion East, a nonprofit organization that assists small business owners through access to capital and financial education.

Cristina received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and her MA in Economic Development from Columbia University. She was born and raised in Mexico and lives in NYC with her husband and three children.