Peggy Clark

Vice President of Policy Programs & Executive Director of Aspen Global Innovators Group

Peggy Clark is the Vice President of Policy Programs at the Aspen Institute, Executive Director of Aspen Global Innovators Group, and Director of the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise. Peggy has had a 30-year career working on issues of poverty alleviation, global health, social enterprise, and development finance. Serving in founding and leadership roles at the Aspen Institute, the Ford Foundation, Save the Children, Realizing Rights, and on numerous boards, Peggy has been a leading figure in identifying and building industries, movements, and creative advocacy on key issues of our times. Currently, Peggy provides strategic oversight and guidance to the Institute’s 30 policy programs and directs programs promoting breakthrough solutions to global development.

Previously, Peggy served as founding Managing Director of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative, and as the Executive Vice President of the Aspen Institute. Peggy received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Microenterprise Development in 1995 and helped to establish the first legislation supporting microfinance in the US and abroad, as well as founding a new approach to workforce development for the poor in the US entitled “sectoral workforce development.” She is the author of numerous articles and publications on self- employment, jobs strategies, women’s employment, reproductive health, and leadership for global development.