Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Welcome Steve Murchie to the Girls Education International Board of Directors!
Girls Education International is excited to officially announce our newest board member, Steve Murchie. Steve is an entrepreneur and investor, primarily working in the software and cleantech sectors. He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He has more than 25 years of experience in the software industry, starting as a programmer/analyst and progressing through a variety of roles in sales, marketing, and general management.
In the past several years, Steve has become active in the social sector, stemming from his membership in Social Venture Partners – Denver. In that capacity, he consulted with local non-profit organizations to improve their sustainability, which afforded him the opportunity to become involved in a variety of mission-driven organizations and causes, especially those just getting off the ground.
Initially, Steve was involved with Girls Ed as part of an informal focus group and then he was later invited to guide Girls Ed through some early growing pains in an advisory role. Following this advisory period, Steve moved out of the US temporarily, but as soon as he returned, we were delighted to extend the invitation to Steve to join our Board of Directors in full service.
Steve is a strong believer in the power of education, and the transformative nature of education for girls and young women in the developing world. And he's clearly an adventurer, too. Naturally, he is a wonderful addition to the GEI team! Join us welcoming him on board!