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Population Services International (PSI) created Maverick Collective in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with the vision and leadership of HRH The Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and Melinda Gates.
Our mission is to build a global community of strategic philanthropists and informed advocates who use their intellectual and financial resources to create change.
We are looking for the next generation of strategic philanthropists who will partner with us to end extreme poverty in our lifetime.
Maverick Collective members make a seven figure investment over two to three years to pilot an innovative solution for girls and women in the developing world.
Alexandra is a partner and board member of a private family office where she focuses on strategic growth and alternatives investments. She began her career in Morgan Stanley’s private equity and investment banking division and is currently a board member on the Next Gen Advisory Council at Rockefeller Capital Management. Alexandra has held leadership roles in both the retail and beauty sectors at Michael Kors and Charlotte Tilbury Beauty.
Alexandra is also President of the Idol Family Foundation, Co-Chair of Maverick Collective, a member of Nexus Global, and a Junior Board member of both God’s Love We Deliver and Harlem Academy.
Alexandra received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a double major in Operations and Entrepreneurial Management and a BSBA from Villanova University with majors in Marketing and Finance.
Advocate and investor in women's health. Documentary film enthusiast and financier.
In 2017, Cristina co-founded The Case For Her, a philanthropic investment portfolio, engaging in women’s health areas that are often globally taboo, stigmatised and massively underfunded such as menstrual health and sexual health and pleasure. She is a risk tolerant, innovative, nimble funder. Cristina's work includes getting women’s health on the global health agenda and scaling up funding through investment, evidence based research and advocacy, truly making the case for her. She invests in education and healthcare for girls, through the Giving Wings Foundation, believing that education is at the core of unleashing a person’s potential, and the impact of education for girls extends well beyond the individual to her family and her community. Producing the documentary "The Devil Came on Horseback", in 2006 awakened her fascination with the untold stories of real people and her passion for putting a human face on global issues. Co-founding Influence Film came out of this experience and Cristina's desire to help documentary filmmakers complete their projects, but also increase their impact by reaching a broader audience. Cristina is from Indiana, and has been living in Sweden last 20 years.
PHOTO CREDIT: Regina Moore