Executive Director and co-founderCompany: Families and Workers Fund
Role: Guest Speaker
2022 Conference Session:
Day 2 General Session: Solving for X by identifying I
Rachel Korberg is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Families and Workers Fund, a coalition of more than twenty diverse philanthropies working together to build a more equitable U.S. economy that uplifts all. Co-chaired by Ford Foundation President Darren Walker and Schmidt Futures CEO Eric Braverman, the more than $50 million fund invests and builds strategic partnerships to advance good jobs and deliver equitable, effective public benefits.
Previously, Rachel served in program leadership roles at the Ford Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation where she worked to advance economic opportunity, mobility, and equity. Earlier, she was vice president of a boutique investment firm and also a global development and humanitarian aid worker serving in communities coping with disasters. Her commentary has appeared in, or her work has been profiled by, the Washington Post, Fortune, TechCrunch, Stanford Social Innovation Review, PBS, Newsweek, and more. She has been a featured speaker at the Federal Reserve, United Nations, National League of Cities, Aspen Institute, and many universities. In 2021, she received Crain’s New York’s award for notable leaders in philanthropy for her leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a “Stevie Award” for female nonprofit executive of the year.
Rachel is President of the Board of the Stonewall Community Foundation, one of the largest funders of LGBTQIA+ causes. She has a Master in Public Policy from Yale University and executive training in human-centered design from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Rachel also brings lived experience to her leadership of the Families and Workers Fund as a working parent, survivor of workplace sexual harassment, and a family member who has seen loved ones navigate the inadequate public benefits system and a job market that too often writes off those who don’t hold college degrees.