Anna Gulevska-Chernysh

Chair of the Board, SILab Ukraine

Anna has 20 years of professional work in the field of development of non-profit organizations (strategy building, effective government, project management, fundraising, etc.) and social entrepreneurship. After 10 years of leading of Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum, the largest association of charity organizations of Ukraine, she became a co-founder of International School for Social Entrepreneurs SELab and in 2017 has founded SILab Ukraine, which is focusing on development of the ecosystem for social entrepreneurship in Ukraine. More than 20 social entrepreneurs have launched their activities with support of SELab School within the last 4 years.

She works actively with Ukrainian Government and local municipalities to build an ecosystem for social entrepreneurship on local and national levels. In January 2020 SILab Ukraine became a co-founder of Ukrainian Social Venture Fund, the first Ukrainian foundation, which is focusing to support local social startups.

Anna is a member of the Boards of the Ukrainian Women’s Foundation and Child Well-being Fund, Ukraine. A graduate of the City University of New York Local Philanthropy Development Program and the Global Women in Management: Advancing Women’s Economic Opportunities Program, Plan Int., USA. Basic education – Faculty of Cybernetics, Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv.

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