Bridget joined Building Impact as CEO in 2017. Bridget joined the organization to catalyze its growth in impact, and serves on the faculty of MIT teaching a course called "Leading With Impact."
Prior to entering the nonprofit arena, Akinc led teams focused on technology and go-to-market strategy, for high-growth Silicon-Valley based software companies like BEA Systems, and for non-profits like The New Teacher Project. Akinc began her career as a consultant in the information technology practice at the Boston Consulting Group, and maintains a strong connection to education, ever since her days of earning her teaching certification in New Jersey.
Bridget earned an undergraduate degree in education policy at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and a graduate degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Akinc loves running, coaching her kids' teams, and exploring the outdoors.