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Betty Francisco

CEO, Boston Impact Initiative

Betty Francisco is an entrepreneur, business executive, attorney and community leader. Currently, Betty is the General Counsel at Compass Working Capital where she serves as the organization’s chief legal advisor and director of the national network. She has over 20 years of experience advising health and fitness businesses, life sciences, and technology companies in the areas of legal, compliance, risk management, operations, and human resources. Previously, she served as EVP, General Counsel for Sports Club/LA and Reebok Sports Club/NY, a fitness brand acquired by Equinox Fitness. Betty began her legal career as a Senior Business Law Associate at Edwards Wildman, one of Boston’s largest law firms representing start-ups, corporations and investors. Betty is also an investor with Pipeline Angels, a network of new and seasoned women investors focused on creating capital for women social entrepreneurs.

Betty is also a dedicated community leader who has been involved with a number of nonprofit and civic leadership organizations. She is the co-founder of Latina Circle/Amplify Latinx, a Boston-based social venture focused on increasing Latinx civic engagement and leadership representation. She serves on the boards of directors of Roxbury Community College, YMCA of Greater Boston, Boston Educational Development Foundation, and the Board of Corporators of Eastern Bank. She is also a member of the Investment Committee of Boston Impact Initiative and the Advisory Council of The Capital Network. Betty obtained her J.D. and M.B.A. from Northeastern University, and her B.A. in History from Bard College.

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