Lisette Cooper

Lisette Cooper, PhD, founder and chief investment officer of Athena Capital Advisors, Emerita Trustee of Kripalu, and former Board Chair Kripalu, is an author, researcher, meditator, mentor, and wealth management practitioner who believes that cultural and social change begins with personal transformation. Lisette is a pioneer in guiding individuals and organizations to integrate their social values into their investing. Named a 2017 “Women to Watch” honoree by InvestmentNews, she is a leading advocate on improving the lives of women and girls. She is a coauthor of the whitepaper “Investing in Gender Equality: A practitioner’s perspective on gender lens investing and the construction of gender inclusive investment portfolios” and has launched a series of collaborative Beyond Conversation: Gender Inclusion Now women’s events around the country to advance thought leadership and activism for gender equality. She been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Washington Post, US News and World Reports, Bloomberg Magazine,and on CNBC, Fox Television, public television, and Bloomberg Radio.

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