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Kara Gustafson

Vice President, Office of Corporate Engagement, Goldman Sachs

Kara is a Vice President in the Office of Corporate Engagement at Goldman Sachs. Since 2008, Kara has worked across the Goldman Sachs Foundation’s two signature initiatives, 10,000 Women and 10,000 Small Businesses, as well as the firm’s donor-advised fund, Goldman Sachs Gives, and employee engagement program, Community TeamWorks.

Currently, Kara oversees global thought leadership activities to advance the firm’s 10,000 Women initiative, and builds on the firm’s track record of bringing together people, capital, and ideas to address social and economic challenges. Kara also manages relationships with key partners, including the Aspen Institute, Clinton Global Initiative, Fortune Most Powerful Women Series, UN Women, and the World Economic Forum.

The Goldman Sachs Foundation fosters economic growth and opportunity globally through strategic programs that include 10,000 Women, an initiative to offer a business and management education and access to capital to women entrepreneurs around the world, and 10,000 Small Businesses, a program that provides small business owners with access to capital, business education, mentors, and networks.

Kara joined Goldman Sachs in its San Francisco office in 2003. She earned her B.A. from Fairfield University and currently resides in New York City.