About Us

At HerCapital, we empower women to invest in their future. As it stands today, women tend to shy away from investing and deploying their capital. We generally live longer and are often paid less than our male peers. Lagging behind significantly in terms of investing our money further impacts female financial strength.

Our Co-Founders

Rabiya Ather

Rabiya is responsible for systematic trading strategies and investor products structuring at Goldman Sachs. In her current role, she focuses on the design and distribution of systematic strategies for large institutional clients and asset allocators in North America. Outside of her passion for the markets, Rabiya cares deeply about social impact ranging from healthcare and education to financial literacy and inclusion. Previously, Rabiya conducted Health Policy and Systems Research at the World Health Organization in Geneva as well as fieldwork for the Polio Eradication Initiative in Pakistan. Starting her journey with a focus on women’s education and vocational training almost 10 years ago, she continues to mentor and support various social impact projects globally. Rabiya graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Applied Mathematics, Economics and Computer Science.

Zabreen Khan

Zabreen is currently an investor at Lead Edge Capital, a venture capital and growth equity firm based in New York. She focuses on software and internet investments and hopes to fund more female founders. Prior to Lead Edge, Zabreen worked at Facebook, Andreessen Horowitz, and Disney. Zabreen discovered her love for technology while at Stanford University where she studied Science, Technology & Society and Creative Writing. Zabreen graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Honors and Distinction and received the Robert McGinn Award as Valedictorian in her department. She has been a longtime proponent of female empowerment, starting in her hometown of Lahore, Pakistan where she worked to promote women’s education. Zabreen was a speaker for the 2015 TEDx Women’s movement and continues to be involved in female focused organizations.


Meet Our Team

Verena Lin

Creative Lead

Verena is a junior studying Economics and Computer Science at Harvard. She took a year off working in Shanghai for a start-up focused on introducing international businesses to the Chinese market. Beyond finance and design, she is passionate about fashion and fitness.

Greta Beccarello

Design and Social Media

Greta is a senior creative strategist with branding and communication at the core of her practice. With extensive experience of the design process and having worked with lots of independent brands and start-ups, she made it her mission to support women-led projects for a fair representation of the creative industry.

Connie Zhou

Design and Social Media

Connie is a graphic designer from Portland, Oregon. She graduated in 2016 from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in marketing. Two years after some soul searching, she decided to move across the country to pursue her passion for design at Parsons School of Design. Her hobbies include fitness, sneakers, and photography.

Megan Chen

Editorial

Megan Chen is a sophomore at NYU studying economics and minoring in public health and business studies. She joined HerCapital as a way to bridge the investing gap and to start conversations about the lack of representation of women within this area. Her interests lie within sustainable business, social determinants of health, and finance, and she hopes to impact health and economic policy in the future.

Carolina Ranfagni

Editorial

Carolina is a junior at Harvard studying Economics and Statistics. She is interested in the intersection of investing and entrepreneurship. Through her work at HerCapital, she hopes to help empower women to invest in their futures and make financial knowledge more accessible.

Richa Gupta

Editorial

Richa Gupta is a senior at Stanford studying Management Science and Engineering & Creative Writing, and will be joining Morgan Stanley full-time next year. She is interested in impact investing, financial literacy, and creative nonfiction.

Navya Gudimetla

Partnerships and Sponsorships

Navya Gudimetla is a junior at UT Austin studying finance and psychology. She is interested in entrepreneurship and investing. As a member of the team at HerCapital she hopes to help create valuable partnerships and sponsorships with empowering brands and individuals. During her free time, she likes reading, thrifting, and hiking.

Maryam Shehata

Partnerships and Sponsorships

Maryam is currently a Marketing Project Manager at Macy's Inc. Maryam has acquired an AA in Fashion Design, an Advanced AA in International Manufacturing & Product Development from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, following her Bachelors in International Development from UCLA (graduating Cum Laude). She has reflected her passions by starting projects like Snack N' Give Back and founding the club Apparel Industry Careers during her time as an undergrad. She continues her love for community by joining the HerCapital team to help empower women to invest in their future.

Elizabeth Yang

Programming

Elizabeth is a sophomore at Harvard from Boxborough, MA majoring in Economics with a secondary in Computer Science. Beyond HerCapital, her involvements include leading a case team with the Harvard College Consulting Group, working as a course assistant for multivariable calculus, and playing squash with Harvard's club team. She is particularly passionate about female financial literacy as well as equity in education as a whole.

Katie Yang

Programming

Katie Yang is a sophomore at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania studying Business Analytics and Finance. As a member of HerCapital's Programming team, she hopes to play a small part in progressing the representation of female intellect in today's financial environment. In her free time, she likes to play tennis and squash and explore her interests in fashion and creative writing.

Catherine Zhao

Website & Development

Catherine is a freshman at UC Berkeley studying Computer Science and Economics. She's particularly passionate about widening access to financial resources for women along with the intersection of education and emerging technologies. When she's not working with the HerCapital team, you can find her trying her hand at baking macarons or scoping out art exhibits.

Yao Yin

Website & Development

Yao is currently an undergraduate student studying Physics and CS at Harvard. She is passionate about technology, food, visual arts, She enjoys working for non-profits and startups and is extremely into the natural sciences. Her dream is to become an astronaut. In her free time she enjoys cooking, running, doing art, eating, and people watching.

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