Profile

Elaine Rasmussen
CEO/Board Member
Social Impact Strategies Group/Swift Family Foundation

Ms. Y. Elaine Rasmussen is Founder/CEO of Social Impact Strategies Group (SISG) a Black/Native-led certified B-corp social enterprise. SISG provides consulting on impact investing and racial equity in industries such as finance, healthcare, tech, and philanthropy. Rasmussen’s clients include Allianz, Frontier Incubators, Beta.MN, Swift Family Foundation and Greater Twin Cities United Way. Rasmussen is also the founder of ConnectUP! Institute a social finance and enterprise development studio. The Institute offers action-based learning experiences for investors & underestimated entrepreneurs. Rasmussen also produces the annual ConnectUP! MN Summit which closes the 180 degrees of separation between Founders of color, investors and the entrepreneur ecosystem. Rasmussen was named 2020 Finance and Commerce’s Top Women in Finance, AARP/Pollen’s 50 Over 50, and Real Leaders 100 Women in Impact. Rasmussen’s board service includes Minnesota Diversified Industries (MDI) and serves on the investment committees of Opus Group Foundation, Nexus Community Partners and Swift Foundation. Her overarching goal? To move billions of investment dollars in Black/Brown and rural communities.


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