Erika Norwood serves as Executive Director of Gray Matters Capital. Erika brings a personal vested interest in increasing diversity within the social sector and strengthening the presence of women's leadership in the social enterprise space.
She began her impact career at Gray Matters Capital as a Program Associate in 2006. She managed the programmatic and grant-making efforts, oversaw the development of pilot programs across India and focused on cultivating global partnerships and ecosystem outreach for Gray Matters Capital's affordable private school initiative.
Erika also served as Executive Director for IDEX Accelerator & Global Fellows Program, a social enterprise focused on developing intrapreneurs who'll support, lead and advance the work of social enterprises as well as strengthen the presence of women’s leadership across the social impact space. While at IDEX, Erika founded the InvestWISE Scholarship Fund which focuses on promoting balanced leadership and diversity within the social sector.
Erika serves on the Board of Directors for VOICE for Girls and Caleb Christopher Foundation. She is on the advisory committee for Georgia Tech University's Women's Entrepreneurship Institute. Erika currently resides in Atlanta, GA with her son Caleb and their adorable puppy Thursday.