President, Eos Foundation
Andrea Silbert is the President of the Eos Foundation which supports ground-breaking initiatives and systemic solutions aimed at securing an equitable and just society where the basic human needs of all individuals, especially children, are met.
In 1995, Andrea co-founded and served for nine years as the CEO of the Center for Women & Enterprise, the largest women’s entrepreneurial development center in the country. CWE serves entrepreneurs ranging from owners of small home-based businesses to founders of fast-growth technology companies like Zipcar and iRobot. Andrea began her career on Wall Street as a financial analyst with Morgan Stanley in New York. She left the country in 1988 to serve in grassroots economic development in Costa Rica, Colombia, and Brazil.
A nationally recognized advocate in the area of economic empowerment, Andrea was selected in 2001, along side of Senator Barbara Mikulski and Gloria Steinem by Working Woman magazine as one of only 25 leaders in the past 25 years who “have given women in the workplace a better shot.” Nationally, Andrea served as the founding President of the Association of Women’s Business Centers, meeting with Congressional leaders to promote legislation to assist women-owned and small businesses. In 2000, she was appointed to the National Women’s Business Council, which provides advice to Congress and the President on issues of concern to women entrepreneurs, particularly around access to capital and government procurement. Andrea was a co-founder of Springboard Enterprises, a national organization which has helped fast-growth women entrepreneurs raise over $2 billion in angel financing and venture capital.
Andrea lives in Harwich, Massachusetts, with her three children. She attended Harvard University, earning a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.