Christina is an executive coach and fierce advocate of women and diverse founders and leaders across the globe.
Christina is also the Co-Founder and Chair of Andela, which helps companies build and manage remote web engineering teams. Andela has 175,000+ software engineers across 90+ countries. She and her co-founder raised $181M+ in venture capital, grew a startup from two people to 2,000+ employees and 200+ clients with a $50M run rate in six years. Prior to Andela, Christina served as senior advisor to the President and CEO of the MasterCard Foundation, a global foundation with $30B in assets focused on youth employment across Africa. She also served as Director of the Program Department at the Clinton Global Initiative, working closely with former President Clinton to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
Christina holds a Masters in International Law & Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a B.A. from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!). She has lectured at Stanford, Harvard and Yale, been featured in BBC News, Forbes, and the New York Times.
Christina is currently based in Nashville, Tennessee. She is an angel investor, board member of Global Give Back Circle and Summit Impact, and lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations. A joyful and curious 1.5 year old daughter and the pandemic keep her from her compulsion to jump on the next plane to see her colleagues and friends across the globe.