Rena

Greifinger

Head of Experiential Philanthropy

PSI Global

Rena Greifinger is an award-winning social entrepreneur, philanthropy leader, and advocate for women and girls. She currently leads Experiential Philanthropy at PSI and is Managing Director of the Maverick Collective by PSI, a community of women philanthropists making catalytic investments in health and reproductive rights to elevate women and girls everywhere. Maverick Collective was founded by Melinda Gates, Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess of Norway and PSI to mobilize more resources for gender equality while igniting well-resourced women to change the way philanthropy is done, starting with their own transformation. In 2018, Rena founded Maverick Next, an immersive two-year fellowship for emerging women leaders to actively participate in philanthropy and become informed advocates, bold leaders and strategic investors in social impact. As PSI’s Global Youth & Girls Advisor for five years, she led the organization’s work in design-thinking and private sector approaches to adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Rena also founded Next Step’s One Love Project, an award-winning program that builds leadership, life-skills and mentoring support for young people living with HIV in the U.S.

She sits on the boards of Next Step and Mamamtoto Village, a community based maternal health organization serving Black womxn in Washington, D.C. She is a recipient of the Harvard School of Public Health’s Albert Schweitzer Award, Sara’s Wish Foundation’s Global Humanitarian Award and was named one of Apolitical’s Top 100 Influencers in Gender Policy in 2021. Rena holds a Master’s of Science from the Harvard School of Public Health.

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