Chaitali Patel is Chief Impact Officer at 100 Women in Finance (100WF). 100WF Impact platform advances women in the finance industry by creating awareness, builds partnerships to provide business and STEM education, and serves as a connector between the industry and career-ready young women. Chaitali is a highly-reputable social impact, finance and fintech executive. Prior to joining 100 Women in Finance, she was the Chief External Affairs Officer at a US based military family organization responsible for overseeing the revenue development and external affairs teams. She led the B2B finance arm of Fundation Group, a New York-based financial technology firm as head of Catalyst Solutions. During her banking tenure, she held a variety of senior executive positions at major national financial institutions including the Bank of Hawaii, Zions Bancorp, PNC Bank and HSBC Holdings. Her fifteen-plus years in the sector included extensive experience with business strategy, product management, bank operations, channel management and financial reporting.
Chaitali holds a BBA in Finance from University of North Texas, an executive certificate in Financial Planning from Georgetown University and an MBA from the University of Utah’s Eccles School of Business.
As an impact investing entrepreneur actively engaged in the academic community, she speaks and shares knowledge on the topics of social impact investing, ESG metrics and impact measurement best practices. She serves on the boards of social impact organizations (UK based Maanch) working to advance STEM and women’s education (STEM for Her). A proud member of the military family community, she serves as an advisory board member at a number of military family service organizations. She is based in the Washington DC area.