Ayesha Khanna is the managing director of CARE Enterprises, a for-profit subsidiary of the global humanitarian organization CARE USA, and is leading the effort to raise $75 million for a gender justice fund. She brings 20 years of experience in the social impact and business sectors leading national and global organizations and scaling for-profit and non-profit ventures. She was founder of the civic accelerator and impact fund, and most recently was with the acumen fund after serving for a decade as the President of Civic Innovation with Points of Light, the largest global organization dedicated to civic action.
Ayesha has worked across sectors and led nonprofit, for-profit and political organizations. She is a co-founder of FUSE Corps, co-led Atlanta Women for Obama in 2008, and served as the finance director for candidate Lisa Borders in the 2010 Atlanta mayoral election. As the chief operating officer of United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, she managed a $109 million budget and 240 staff across 13 counties, and as the CEO of the YWCA of Greater Atlanta successfully transformed the 100-year-old organization into the premier, nationally accredited organization for women and girls in the region. She began her career as a senior manager in strategic services at Andersen Consulting LLP (now Accenture) working in industries ranging from technology to consumer products.
She is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta and Leadership Georgia. Ayesha has served on various community organization boards and currently serves on the Fort McPherson Local Redevelopment Authority, The White House Project in Georgia and FUSE Corps Board of Directors. She resides with her husband and their daughter in Atlanta.