Esther Wang
Management Advisor

Esther Wang, Management Advisor, brings her experiences as a founder, social entrepreneur, and strategy consultant to support the Elevate Prize winners in growing and strengthening their ventures. 

Previously, Esther co-founded IDinsight, a global non-profit that brings data to decisions in global development, also serving as COO and head of fundraising. Esther also worked at The Bridgespan Group as a Partner and began her career with Bain & Company. Her first foray into social entrepreneurship involved chasing yaks on the Tibetan Plateau. She has lived in Africa for a decade. 

Esther serves on the non-profit Boards of StrongMinds and Govuka, advises philanthropies Imago Dei Fund and The Agency Fund, and is co-chair of the Alumni Council at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership. She is also the Global Mentorship Chair for One League. 

She has been a Presidential Leadership Scholar, Echoing Green Fellow, PopTech Fellow, and at Harvard, a Catherine B. Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship and a George Leadership Fellow. 

Esther loves supporting leaders to dream big and do more than they’d imagined. She’s honored to walk alongside Elevate Prize winners on their impact journeys.

Based in Nairobi with her husband and 3 kids, Esther never says no to a concert or performance. She loves a new adventure or challenge- she’s currently trying to learn the game of padel, keep various pet fish and houseplants alive, and exploring the beautiful corners of East Africa.