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Springhead Social Impact is a female owned and operated strategic consulting firm here to help you meet and exceed your personal and professional goals with keeping values and balance central to your work and life. Our capabilities include career and leadership coaching, board capacity building, and sustainable and impact business growth planning, profitability and implementation strategies. We work with individuals, entrepreneurs, families, family foundations, businesses and nonprofit organizations needing assistance building the right way for the future.  

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We do this work to build bridges between ideas, values and practice so everyone can live a fruitful, intentional life in a cleaner, safer, more just world. 


ALEXIS MCCARTHY is Founder & CEO of Springhead Social Impact a female owned and operated values based  strategic consulting firm and intermediary that believes that everyone deserves to live a life fulfilled in a safe, healthy and just environment where our differences are elevated and celebrated and we strive to create strong profitable and sustainable communities through creative collaboration for future generations. The firm believes that strategic values based work is key to entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations attaining their best: increased growth, productivity, profitability and improvements for people, planet and profits.


Alexis has advised and partnered with numerous foundations, financial institutions, and policy organizations, including The Wallace Foundation, The Educational Foundation of America, Tara Health Foundation, The Grove Foundation, Boston Impact Initiative, Prime Coalition, Equileap, Natural Investments, Baldwin Brothers, Cornerstone Capital Group and Sonen Capital. In addition, Alexis ran the fourteen offices in the Americas for Christies, the leading global fine art firm. Alexis began her career in finance and most recently worked at Morgan Stanley Investment Management where she was the COO for the Tokyo office. Before that she was a currency and currency options trader at multiple money center banks. In addition to her commercial experience, Alexis has long standing Board and Advisory Board cultivation, creation and management experience and headed up nominating committees steeped in governance and leadership. Currently, she is an advisory council member for Felicia's Promise (a Brooklyn based grassroots non profit mentoring girls 12-18 from underrepresented communities), the Brown University Sports Foundation, was a co-lead of WISE PHL (Women Investing for a Sustainable Economy) for five years and sits on the Finance committee of the Claneil Foundation. She is deeply immersed in the sustainable ecosystem with a particular focus on gender equity and environmental justice. Springhead Social Impact is part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation working to accelerate the global transition to a circular economy.


Alexis has spoken at Opal Impact Investing Forum, ImpactPHL Investing to End Poverty,

Big, Bold, & Swift: Climate Investments To Move The Needle Globally And Locally, CFA Endowment & Foundation Conferences and on other stages. Her writing and interviews have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and Conscious Company. Alexis lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband Paul, their corgi and 2 cats. She is a graduate of Brown University having double majored in Economics and International Relations and was a three sport athlete and captain.

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