Deborah Winshel, Managing Director, serves as Global Head of Impact Investing. She is responsible for leading and unifying the firm's impact efforts, including the current $225 billion in assets under management tied to social and environmental strategies. Additionally, Ms. Winshel oversees BlackRock's Global Corporate Philanthropy initiatives, continuing the firm's mission of "Building Better Financial Futures" and leveraging BlackRock's $100 million Charitable Fund, employee skills and expertise to create social impact on a global scale.
Prior to joining BlackRock, Ms. Winshel was President and Chief Operating Officer of The Robin Hood Foundation, New York's largest poverty- fighting organization. Known for its rigorous, metrics-based approach to fighting poverty, Robin Hood has invested over $1.5 billion since 1988 in hundreds of the most effective programs that help lift and keep children, families, and adults out of poverty. At Robin Hood, Ms. Winshel was responsible for the development of the strategy and infrastructure to ensure the organization's long-term sustainability and growth. She also worked closely with Robin Hood's board of directors, major donors and senior staff on cutting-edge programmatic initiatives and research in vital areas.
Ms. Winshel was previously the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Prior to working in the non-profit sector, Mrs. Winshel spent more than a dozen years working in New York and London for JP Morgan's Investment Bank, culminating as a Managing Director advising key corporate clients on a variety of financial, capital markets and strategic issues.
In 2013, she was selected by Crain's New York Business as one of the "50 Most Powerful Women in New York" and was honored with the Harvard Business School Women's Association of Greater New York's 2014 "Women Who Inspire Us" award. Deborah is a founding board member of Immigrant Justice Corps, and a member of the Economics Club of New York.
Ms. Winshel holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound. She lives in New York City with her husband and their three sons.