FinTech Innovation Challenge Judge

Victoria Griffith

Program Officer, Financial Services for the Poor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Victoria Griffith is the Program Officer for Financial Services to the Poor at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She is also the co-founder of Seattle-based firm, Eleanor Consulting, which is a female-forward consulting firm focused on helping nonprofits and startups with their organizational development and social impact strategy.

Victoria has re-joined the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation after holding the position of Senior Program Officer for Financial Services to the Poor from 2016-2018, where she developed emerging tech and private sector corporate partnerships in order to accelerate the reach of innovative financial services to low-income communities in Africa and South Asia.

Prior to working in the financial inclusion and nonprofit sector, Victoria worked for 15 years at Amazon, working her way up from Customer Service Representative to Director of Product Management on Corporate Projects. She now uses her experience from working in corporate industry to help inform innovative strategies for expanding access to financial resources for the people who need it most throughout the developing world.

Victoria received her BA in Economics from Rutgers University. In the past she has served on the Board of Directors for nonprofit organizations such as Literacy Source and OGN Seattle, of which she was a co-founder.