Caterina Meloni

Caterina Meloni

Managing Partner of Connecting Founders

Caterina is a gender finance specialist with 20 years of experience in inclusive finance, women’s leadership, and entrepreneurship.

Prior to founding Connecting Founders in 2015, she worked for leading international finance institutions, such as the World Bank, IFC, EBRD, DFCO, as well as development consultancies to design and execute operations in over 30 countries. From microfinance and then SME finance, she found her niche and passion as she began focusing on the crossroads of gender and finance, advising banks and other financial institutions on how to increase their outreach to women-owned businesses and promoting private sector investment in the sector.