Managing Director, Corporate Racial Equity
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Mahlet Getachew, Managing Director of Corporate Racial Equity, works to ignite the racial equity movement more broadly and deeply within corporate America, leading a portfolio of strategic initiatives, including co-founding the Corporate Racial Equity Alliance with FSG and JUST Capital and leading a multi-year effort to develop corporate performance standards on racial and economic equity. As a former corporate lawyer, she comes to PolicyLink with extensive experience advising public and private corporations across various industries as external legal counsel and in-house counsel. Prior to joining PolicyLink, Mahlet was General Counsel, Head of HR and Business Operations at Suki AI, Inc., and previous to that, she was Associate General Counsel & Assistant Secretary at GoPro, Inc. Mahlet started her career as a corporate attorney at an international law firm, where she represented large and small tech companies on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters in the software, internet, renewable energy, media, education, and semiconductor industries. Her commitment to advancing equity extends to serving on the Board of Aim High, a nonprofit advancing educational equity and access for Bay Area youth through summer enrichment programs. She also serves on the B Lab Global Board and is a member of the B Lab Standards Advisory Council. She holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Lewis & Clark College and received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.