Centers & Initiatives
Bridget Scott Akinc believes in local engagement and systems change to strengthen communities. Passionate about innovation and finding new ways to work toward solving complex social challenges, Bridget leads Building Impact, a nonprofit organization that engages leading companies and brands in local communities through volunteering and capacity-building. Bridget joined Building Impact as CEO in 2017 and in four short years, catalyzed the earned-revenue growth of the organization, and expanded the operations from one state to thirty, while measuring the impact for nonprofits in new ways.
Prior to leading Building Impact, Bridget led dynamic teams focused on accelerating growth and innovation enabled by technology across multiple sectors including finance, retail, automotive, high-technology, and education. Bridget led strategic consulting and marketing teams for high-growth Silicon-Valley based software companies like BEA Systems and Oracle, as well leading non-profit organizations like The New Teacher Project. Bridget began her career as a consultant in the information technology practice at the Boston Consulting Group. She maintains a strong connection to education, ever since her days of teaching middle school social studies and earning her teaching certification in New Jersey. Bridget has served on the Boards of the Lynch Leadership Academy and the Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children.
Bridget received her AB with honors from Princeton University, and a graduate degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she serves on the faculty, teaching courses entitled "Leading With Impact." Bridget is a marathon runner, youth soccer coach, and an avid visitor to national parks with her family.