Elizabeth Isele

Associate Fellow, Gender and Growth Initiative

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Recognized globally as a pioneering senior and intergenerational entrepreneurship expert, Elizabeth is leading the transformation of the culture of ageing and retirement.

Her passion to ignite an Experienced Economy™ by unleashing the potential of 50+ year-olds to drive economic markets and generate social and environmental impact is grounded in data and metrics.

Elizabeth is part of the experienced economy. As a septuagenarian, she founded The Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship, a comprehensive, cross-sector (business, government, education and research) ecosystem to support cross-generational experience and entrepreneurship.

Elizabeth is a trusted adviser for the White House, Congress, the European Union (EU), the US State Department, i4J (Vint Cerf and David Nordfors’ Innovation for Jobs), the Clinton Global Initiative and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), as well as many other governments, universities, private sector corporations and NGOs worldwide.

Past experience

2012 - Founder and CEO, The Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship
2011 - Senior Fellow, Social Innovation, Babson College
2009 - Author, Oxford University Press,  and many other journals