Shaina Silva is an award-winning entrepreneur, ecosystem architect, and digital transformation strategist. A fierce advocate for women leading the New Economy, Shaina founded the #SHE_BUILDS Global Initiative, an international platform that exists to accelerate social, economic, and environmental progress in Haiti by equipping women entrepreneurs, innovators, and change-makers with the tools to scale their impact. Today, the platform has a network that reaches over 20 cities across 4 continents and leverages technology to connect and invest in women builders who are shaping Haiti’s future.
In addition to her impact in her native Haiti, Shaïna’s career has centered around enabling digital transformation in emerging markets. She currently works on Market Strategy at Facebook, leading a team of experts to define and operationalize scalable platform solutions for emerging markets. Before joining Facebook, Shaina served as the Director of Industry Accelerators at RocketSpace in San Francisco, where she designed and managed corporate innovation programs for fortune 500 companies seeking to remain relevant in the advent of technological disruptions. Prior to that, Shaina spent several years living in West Africa, working alongside Government and Private sector building innovation ecosystems to support small business growth, job creation and economic mobility across the continent.
Shaina is a graduate of Babson College and alumni of Silicon Valley’s Draper University and Singularity University. She was selected as an Innovation Talent for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and continues to drive impact in emerging markets as a board member of IMISI3D, Fotokonbit, Shuttlers, and Banj. In recognition of her work, service, and accomplishments, she’s been awarded the Institute of Caribbean Studies’ “30 under 30, Emerging Leaders Award”, Babson College’s ‘Nan-Langowitz Women Who Make a Difference Award,’ and is a proud recipient of ‘The Shelby Cullom Davis Entrepreneurship Prize.’