Diana de Castro
Chief Alliance Officer, Pro Mujer
Diana de Castro is the Chief Alliance Officer of Pro Mujer, a leading women’s development organization that delivers transformative services to underserved women in Latin America. Diana brings broad experience in social finance and gender-smart investing, private banking, consulting and private equity in Latin America. Prior to Pro Mujer, she was the Founder of Ascenda, a consultancy committed to business solutions that drive meaningful social change. Diana was also Principal of FIRST, a private equity fund investing in Brazilian growth stage companies delivering social impact alongside financial returns. Additionally, she spent several years as an international private banker at Royal Bank of Canada and Barclays. Diana serves on the Gender Smart Subcommittee of the Ilu Women’s Empowerment Fund, the board of Pro Mujer Nicaragua, the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs Central America and Mexico Steering Committee and the Career Advisory Board of Peace and Collaborative Development Network. Diana graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in government and later earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. She also attended Harvard University’s Financial Institutions for Private Enterprise Development, an executive education program for microfinance at the JFK School of Government.