M. Yasmina McCarty is the CEO and President of New Growth Innovation Network (NGIN). In this role, Yasmina works with the NGIN team, the NGIN Board and economic leaders across the US to dismantle barriers to inclusive growth, ensuring that people of color, women and overlooked geographies are a core part of regional economic growth and prosperity. Since joining NGIN in 2019, Yasmina’s leadership has been instrumental in expanding support for NGIN’s work, launching new national programs and increasing the cities and regions where NGIN works.
Prior to NGIN, Yasmina was the Head of Mobile for Development at the GSMA, where she led a global team of 130 people leveraging technology for good, in the areas of mobile money, climate-related technologies, humanitarian response, digital inclusion and gender equity. Previously, Yasmina was CEO and Co-Founder of GreenMango, a digital platform in India that helped low-income entrepreneurs increase their incomes. Yasmina’s early work in economic development was with ACCION USA and Women’s World Banking, advancing financial inclusion both in the US and intentionally.
Yasmina holds an Executive MBA Global from Columbia University and London Business School and a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University. Yasmina has been recognized as a Presidential Leadership Scholar, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and Echoing Green Fellow and she served as an AmeriCorps Vista.