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Liz Wallace Ellers

Founder, The globalislocal Fund


Liz is Founder of The globalislocal Fund, an educational and funding vehicle investing in solutions to poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America. globalislocal drives educated, aggregated capital to global development issues by making high-impact global investing accessible and relevant to philanthropists, social investors and foundations. 

Ultimately, globalislocal’s goal is to increase dramatically the number of investors and volume of investments actively engaging these issues. To this end, globalislocal is exploring expanding its proven model through strategic partnerships in the United States and abroad.

Liz has served as advisor, partner and board member in the fields of economic development, education, and leadership. She is alumna of The Philanthropy Workshop, and a member of The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs. Liz has received awards for pioneering work both with the Collaborative Fund for Women's Economic Development and The globalislocal Fund.

In her prior life, Liz was an investment banker. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in International Relations from UCLA. Liz has lived in Mexico and Brazil, where she studied economics and international development at Universidad de Sao Paulo.