Join us for a virtual LBJ School event to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto will moderate a discussion with Shamina Singh (MPAff '97), founder and president of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. They will discuss historical and contemporary aspects of the Asian American experience; challenges and opportunities policy professionals of color face; and strategies of support to ensure wellness for oneself and one’s communities. 


Shamina Singh
Shamina is the founder and president of the Center for Inclusive Growth, the philanthropic hub of Mastercard. She also serves as executive vice president of corporate sustainability.

Since 2014, she has led the Center with a remit to leverage Mastercard's data, technology, capital and expertise for social impact. In her role as EVP for Sustainability, she is responsible for the development and implementation of the environmental, social and governance strategy across the company.

In 2018, Mastercard pledged $500 million to advance inclusive growth around the world. Singh was named president of the Mastercard Impact Fund and charged with activating those philanthropic dollars to advance inclusive growth and financial inclusion around the world.

Currently, she sits on the boards of Data & Society and ADL, a leading anti-hate organization. In addition, she serves as a board member of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders and the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University. Singh serves on the advisory boards of social enterprise Women Reignite, the U.N. Business and Human Security Initiative at the London School of Economics and The Aspen Institute Civil Society Fellowship. She is also a Henry Crown Fellow with The Aspen Institute.

Deeply committed to public service, Singh has held senior positions in the White House and the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2015, she was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to a six-year term on the Board of the Corporation for National and Community Service. She is a graduate of the Presidential Leadership Fellows program and an alum of the Young Global Leaders program of the World Economic Forum.