Trisha Clauson

Program Director

As Program Director Trisha oversees our projects and partnerships, ensuring they deliver impact to low-income entrepreneurs and consumers.

Trisha brings 20 years’ experience working at the intersection of economic development and business in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the US. For the past seven years, she managed a portfolio of projects at Bopinc, working with MSMEs, multinationals and non-profits to develop new products, services and business models in the agriculture, WASH and financial services sectors.

Prior to Bopinc she worked for a distributor of d-light solar lamps in Rwanda and Mali, led a small business development program for underserved Latino entrepreneurs in Washington DC and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala. She holds an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management and Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Washington.

Trisha’s passion for entrepreneurship and sustainable business development stems from her time living and working with the BoP. Seeing the positive impact that business can have both financially and personally, especially for women, motivates Trisha in her daily work.