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Peggy Clark

Vice President, Policy Programs, Aspen Institute


Peggy Clark is Vice President of Policy Programs and Executive Director of Aspen Global Innovators Group at the Aspen Institute, and Director of the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise. Peggy has had a 30 year career working on issues of poverty alleviation, global health, social enterprise and development finance. Serving in founding and leadership roles at the Aspen Institute, the Ford Foundation, Save the Children, Realizing Rights, and on numerous boards, Peggy has been a leading figure in identifying and building industries, movements, and creative advocacy on key issues of our times. Currently, Peggy directs programs promoting breakthrough solutions to global development including global health, new voices leadership development, women’s rights and health, health workforce sustainability, and entrepreneurship in creative industries. Peggy is the recipient of numerous awards including The Presidential Award for Excellence in Microenterprise Development from President Bill Clinton, the Thomas J Watson Fellowship Award, Rockwood Leadership Fellow, and Trustee Emeritus at Calvert Impact Capital. Previously, Peggy served as founding Managing Director of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative, and as the Executive Vice President of the Aspen Institute.

Regional Focus

Eastern Asia, South America, Southeast Asia, Caribbean, Central America, Middle East and North Africa, West and Central Africa