Naima McQueen, Director of Strategic Partnerships, has over 5 years of experience advising mission-driven organizations. She focuses on outreach to the small business community with an emphasis on women-owned and people of color-owned businesses. Her expertise includes business development, capital procurement, startup and growth strategy, curriculum and program design as well as strategic partnerships.
Naima's mission is to work with organizations to self-actualize their potential through developing inclusive spaces that attract, develop and retain talent. Naima enjoys working at the intersection of equity, diversity and inclusion and access to capital and social capital. She has designed and facilitated financial wellness curricula for community-based programs such as Civic Corps; engaged in one-on-one financial coaching for startup and growth stage organizations with a focus on developing healthy personal and business financial habits; and collaborates with a number of financial stakeholders in the Bay Area to reduce the knowledge, trust and access gaps that exist in the ecosystem. She has worked with financial non-profits such as Grameen America and Working Solutions; facilitated for programs such as the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs, Civic Corps, NJ Leep and incoming first-years at Mount Holyoke College. Naima received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Mount Holyoke College and a Master’s in Business Administration from Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy at Mills College. She is also proud alumna of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and the StartingBloc Institute.