Liz Kellison, gender lead for the Financial Services for the Poor (FSP) team, leads the work to increase low-income women’s economic empowerment through access to and usage of digital financial services. The FSP team works with a wide range of public and private sector partners to foster the development of digital payment systems – such as mobile money – that can reach hundreds of millions of people with the financial tools they need to mitigate risks and capture opportunities to move out of poverty.

Prior to joining the foundation, Liz was instrumental in launching and managing WebJunction.org, a learning portal for public library staff run by OCLC, the world’s largest nonprofit library cooperative. Before WebJunction, Liz was vice president of Business Development at Quisic, an online business and management education company, serving top business schools and global 1000 corporations.

Liz earned a BA in Russian Language and Literature from Williams College, and an MA in Slavic Literature from UNC-Chapel Hill, and struggles to speak Russian as well as she used to.