Lauren Hendricks, Executive Director of the CARE USA Access Africa Initiative
Lauren Hendricks is the Executive Director of the CARE USA Access Africa initiative. As the Executive Director she is responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for increased financial inclusion for 30 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. That strategy includes strategic partnerships with the private sector and research institutions.
Ms. Hendricks currently serves on the Board of Directors and Investment Committee for MicroVest, a capital management firm investing in microfinance institutions. She also chairs the board of the Access Africa Fund, a specialized investment fund managed by MicroVest, providing debt and equity investments in African MFI’s.