Kelly Ramirez

CEO, Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG)

Kelly Ramirez is the CEO of Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG). She teaches/has taught Social Entrepreneurship at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Salve Regina, Providence College, and in the Brown University Leadership Institute. Previously, she directed the Social Enterprise Initiative at the William Davidson Institute (WDI) and was an adjunct lecturer at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. She has consulting and project management experience with organizations including Aid to Artisans, the Ford Foundation, the European Commission, USAID, the State Department, and Roche. Kelly also worked as a political analyst for the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service, an election monitor for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Slovakia.

Kelly received Master of Arts degrees in Public Policy and Urban Planning and a BA in political science from the University of Michigan, completed a leadership certificate program at the Ross School of Business, and received a scholarship to attend the Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management. She was named a Woman to Watch by the Providence Business News, was a BALLE Fellow, and was appointed to the Rhode Island Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors.

Kelly is the proud mother of three, runs, likes to cook, garden and play the piano. She loves design and is an avid collector of mid-century chairs.