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Leslie Lindo


Board Member

Leslie Lindo has dedicated the last 15 years of her career working to change the systems that have been most extractive on social and natural ecosystems.

The past 9 years, she has focused on identifying and advancing solutions to address the wealth disparities in economically marginalized communities. As the Managing Director of the Olamina Fund at Candide Group, Leslie works on shifting the power dynamics of traditional finance and increasing access to capital in communities across the U.S. that have experienced historic and intentional exclusion from our economy. In her last role as VP of Strategic Partnerships at Common Future (formerly BALLE), she brought together diverse stakeholders around racial equity and impact investing, equitable financing tools, democratic governance and financial structures, integrated entrepreneurial ecosystems, and shared ownership of land, housing, and business.

Leslie has training in facilitative leadership for social change, strategic planning, and sustainable building. She has proudly served on executive committees for multiple boards, including New Economy Coalition, Oakland Grown, and The Green Chamber of Greater Phoenix, and currently serves on the board for RichmondLAND and Just Futures.