Bertha French

Executive Leadership Program - Amsterdam Class 03

Bertha French
Impact Advisory Services
My experience and deep interests:
I am based in: New York
 I am currently leading the development of Phenix Capital’s impact measurement frames and building the impact investment project portfolio. As a passionate public health advocate and reformed non for profit leader, I enjoy co-creating solutions for the future by bridging unlikely partners, telling untold stories, and leveraging the power of the social entrepreneurial spirit.


I began my career conducting qualitative and quantitative research on the effects of comprehensive reproductive health services on the lives of women and girls in the developing world; and scaling the distribution of appropriate technologies in health in low resource settings. I bring over 15 years facilitating process innovation in the design and evaluation of development programs and mobilizing resources for HIV/AIDS, gender and poverty reduction strategies for mission driven organizations including the Harvard AIDS Institute, UNAIDS and the World Health Organization (WHO).  My experience also extends to funding women’s initiatives in my former role as Advisory Board member and acting Director of Global Grantmaking at Mamacash, the first international women’s fund.