Marynee Pontes

As Lead Program Coordinator on the Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) team, Marynee is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders to recruit business owners for the ICCC programs in Hartford, CT, Chicago, and Memphis. In addition, Marynee oversees all ICCC-related communication, including managing ICCC social media channels.

In addition to working at ICIC, Marynee currently serves as a Board Member for Strong Women, Strong Girls (SWSG), a nonprofit that empowers young girls in under-resourced communities through positive mentoring relationships.

Prior to joining ICIC, Marynee was a Project Manager with Studio 189, an ethical fashion social enterprise based in Accra, Ghana that worked to create sustainable livelihoods for female artisans. She was responsible for managing their clothing production factory, where she provided financial literacy and development trainings to artisan workers, and utilized data and research to increase efficiency and sustain high wages for workers.

Marynee holds a B.A. in International Relations, Economics, and Africana Studies from Tufts University.

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