Rebecca Fishman Lipsey
Rebecca is a policymaker, a social entrepreneur, and a self-proclaimed “Miami evangelist”. She is the youngest person in history to serve a 4-year term on the Florida Board of Education, where she shaped policies impacting more than 3 million students from kindergarten through college. Rebecca is CEO of Radical Partners, a social-impact accelerator that incubates and scales organizations that strengthen communities. They have launched and grown more than 50 social impact ventures in the last five years, 80% of which are led by female and/or minority chief executives. Radical Partners has been featured in the news more than 70 times since its inception just five years ago.
Before launching Radical Partners, Rebecca served as Executive Director of Teach For America in Miami, during which time she raised over 22 million dollars in community support, tripling the size of the local operation. She began her career with Teach For America as a teacher in Harlem, New York.
Rebecca is extremely dedicated to building a stronger, more resilient, more equitable Miami. She serves on a number of nonprofit boards, and coaches and mentors women and minority leaders each week with free and open office hours. She has been named “Best Non-Profit Executive” by The International Stevie Award for Women in Business, “Best Role Model” by Miami Today, “20 Under 40″ by The Miami Herald. She has a Masters in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and was valedictorian for her graduating class at the University of Pennsylvania.
In her free time, Rebecca bangs on the piano, blogs for Huffington Post, and serves as a personal assistant to two young boys.