Reflections on the 2017 GSG Impact Summit
Earlier this month, we came together with over 550 global impact leaders and practitioners in Chicago for the annual Global Steering Group (GSG) Impact Summit.
Antonia Esposito is a Vice President on the Talent Team at Social Finance, where she leads three core Talent functions for the firm: performance management and career development, staffing for all project-dedicated staff, and the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiative. Her talent and performance management responsibilities include running the firm’s formal performance review and promotion processes and supporting career progression and professional development in coordination with the team’s development managers. She supports the firm’s DEI initiative by managing the firm’s multi-year DEI Action Plan, leading several DEI Talent-focused workstreams to enhance equity and inclusion internally for the team, and managing the DEI Action Committee that leads the work (see our DEI page for more information!).
Prior to joining the Talent Team full-time, Antonia was a Director and previously an Associate Director within the Impact Advisory team, leading a portfolio of education, healthcare, and criminal justice engagements with nonprofit, financial, and government clients. Her work included projects scaling high-quality preschool and early literacy services in rural counties, improving birth outcomes and access to prenatal care services for Medicaid-eligible mothers, advancing degree completion and reducing juvenile justice interactions for youth with multiple interactions with state systems, and assessing best-in-class interventions to support individuals exiting the prison system to reenter their communities.
Prior to Social Finance, Antonia provided investment consulting services at Cambridge Associates to a variety of non-profit, private wealth, and pension clients with assets ranging from $50 million to over $90 billion. Her client work involved portfolio analysis and investment manager research across a range of asset classes, with a focus on mission-related investments and community foundations. While at Cambridge Associates, Antonia also served for two years as a manager for the Boston investment associates, overseeing hiring, staffing, performance evaluations, and setting the strategic direction for the 80-90 person group. Prior to Cambridge Associates, Antonia was a corps member with Teach for America, where she taught sixth-grade special education math in Kansas City’s Hickman Mills School District and served as the Special Education Content Leader for the Kansas City corps.
Antonia graduated cum laude with honors from Harvard College with a B.A. in English.