Penelope has served as Executive Chair of Mission Hub LLC – the parent organization of Impact Hubs in San Francisco, Berkeley, Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington DC, and the annual SOCAP event. Penelope accepted an Artist in Residency for 2015-2016 with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in California, where her topic of inquiry is Labor and the Value of our Work.
Penelope is also on the Boards of New Resource Bank and the Opportunity Finance Network, and is an Advisor to Halloran Philanthropies and Fund Good Jobs in Oakland, California. She is on the Advisory Board for Wells Fargo Bank’s New Markets Tax Credit Group and a Field Builder at RSF Social Finance. She is also a founding member of the Heritas Group, where she provides advisory services related to social finance. She currently serves as a Director of Startgrid, a young company which has built a powerful software platform for building enterprise-driven entrepreneurial communities.
Previously Penelope co-founded and served twelve years as CEO of Pacific Community Ventures with a mission to invest human, intellectual, and financial capital in small businesses for the benefit of economically underserved communities. During her tenure Pacific Community Ventures advised and invested in small businesses which provided thousands of good jobs and wealth building opportunities for lower-income workers. Penelope led investment funds totaling $60 million.