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YASMINA ZAIDMAN is the director of communications and strategic partnerships at Acumen Fund, a global non-profit venture fund working to change the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders, and ideas. She leads Acumen Fund’s external communications work globally as well as its efforts to engage with strategic corporate partners that share Acumen Fund’s commitment to supporting entrepreneurial approaches to tackling poverty. Previously, Zaidman initiated and managed the Water Portfolio at Acumen Fund, where she invested in start-up water and sanitation enterprises in India and East Africa. Zaidman has worked in the arenas of international development, corporate sustainability, and social entrepreneurship for 18 years including three years at Ashoka working with its environmental fellows. She advises non-profits involved in maternal health and grassroots development