About The Author

(Photograph by: Mig Dooley)


Elizabeth White is an author and seasoned non-profit executive with domestic and international expertise in economic development, aging solutions and gender equality. Most recently, she was the Chief Operating Officer of a midsize non-profit organization focused on development aid for Africa. She is also an entrepreneur, having co-founded and led a chain of decorative home stores in Washington, DC, Philadelphia and New York. She began her career in international development at the World Bank.

Ms. White earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Masters in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University, and a BS in Political Science from Oberlin College. A self-described “army brat,” she grew up in various countries in Europe and North Africa.

She resides in Washington, DC with her daughter and grandson.

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