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Lily Lapenna

A social entrepreneur, financial inclusion geek, care about moving the needle on wicked problems.

Lily Lapenna is a systems change innovator who founded MyBnk, the U.K.’s leading financial education provider. Lily and the MyBnk team created high impact financial education programs that reached over 300,000 young people in schools, prisons, youth groups, homeless communities and supported housing environments. They successfully lobbied the government to bring financial education into the school curriculum which benefits six million young people to learn about money every year. Lily also advised the UK government on a ten-year financial inclusion strategy for the nation covering all age groups. The MyBnk program has been replicated in countries across the world from Italy to Turkey. In 2017, Queen Elizabeth II honored Lily with an MBE in recognition of her work in social entrepreneurship. The World Economic Forum appointed her as a Young Global Leader recognizing her system change leadership skills. Ashoka and Aspen made her a fellow in acknowledgment of her global social impact. Lily is the CEO of Gleow Group, where she works in leadership advisory and executive coaching for government, multinationals, and start-ups. She is a guest lecturer in Business and Social Impact and an Industry Adviser at SAID Business School, University of Oxford, UK.