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Meet the Women of OPIC: Mitchell Strauss

March is National Women's History Month, a time to recognize the contributions that women have made to our nation. Everyday throughout the month of March, we will feature one of OPIC's 126 women employees in our Meet the Women of OPIC series. Learn about our diverse workforce and what inspires them to work for the Agency.

Mitchell Strauss

Special Advisor, Socially Responsible Investment Finance


photo of Mitchell Strauss tandem skydiving, Special Advisory Socially Responsible Investment Finance, Women of OPIC, women, OPIC, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, development finance, emerging markets​​​​​​​Tell us a little about yourself:

I work in the field of impact investing, including policy and origination of innovative financing products and structures designed specifically to leverage socially responsible investment to acheive sustainable projects in emerging markets. I have done many first-of-its-kind transactions at OPIC, and as a former private sector banker, I held various positions in finance and banking. I have an MBA from the University of Connecticut and a BA from Lake Forest College.

What do you like best about working at OPIC?

I am grateful to work with extradorinary and dedicated people who work tirelessly to stay focused on serving those less fortunate. I am grateful for the kindness and compassion that is the historical tradition of OPIC. I am proud to do what I can to design products and services to lighten the burdens of others, particularly women.

Is there a woman who has inspired you?

Mother Teresa inspires me for her preserverance and courage in the face of hard realities.

Will you share an interesting fact about yourself?

Quaker who believes there is that of God in every man and woman.




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