Eugenia Podesta

Senior Director, Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneurship

Eugenia acts as a Director on our Economic Empowerment team. She supports the success of the team, the VV GROW Fellowship accelerator, and our extraordinary fellows and program alumni.

Name three inspiring women you’ve met in your own life.
There are so many! Here are a few: Linda Swana, Panmela Castro and Laura Alonso.


List five things that people could ask you about
Women’s leadership, and economic empowerment, Latin America and the Caribbean, Travel, Food, Madison (Wisconsin)


What’s your favorite place in DC?
I’m a big foodie and will say Zaytinya. I love their seasonal mushrooms with dates dish!


What was the last great book you read?
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. It was informative on so many levels interweaving issues of race, ethics, science, law and economic justice.


What do you see as one of the greatest challenges facing women leaders?
Balancing all of their responsibilities, not getting burnt out and staying inspired.


What’s your Myers-Briggs? Is it accurate?
ENFJ – Yes!