Kathleen Yaworsky

Consultant and Global Lead, Impact Measurement and Management

Kathleen Yaworsky is a Consultant leading Accion’s global impact measurement and management work. In this role, Kathleen develops, coordinates, and implements Accion’s organization-wide impact measurement strategy, enabling Accion to ensure that our work is effective in giving underserved people the tools they need to improve their lives.

Previously, Kathleen supported Accion Global Advisory Solutions’ partners to define their data strategies and put in place data warehouses and insights platforms for data management and analysis — developing a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges financial service providers face with respect to data as they navigate their digital transformation journeys. She also managed projects on digital product design and customer strategy, and supported industry engagement activities, leading research, and writing of key publications.

Prior to joining Accion, Kathleen worked on product design, strategy, and operations for Mastercard. She also has more than a decade of experience implementing community-based development programs across the globe, on issues ranging from digital financial services to water and sanitation, to health and gender. She began her international development career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine.

Kathleen holds a master’s degree in International Business and Development Economics from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Romance Languages from Bowdoin College, and certificates in Digital Money from the Digital Frontiers Institute and in data science from MIT.

Latest by Kathleen Yaworsky

Report • Nov 10, 2022
The impact of digital transformation on underserved microbusinesses: Findings from Accion’s partnership with Mastercard
Article • Dec 08, 2021
How Daniela grew her small business during the pandemic
Article • Dec 07, 2021
Devise a clear data strategy to unlock financial inclusion
Article • Nov 01, 2021
As agribusinesses grow, so does food security
Article • May 12, 2021
COVID-19 is showing small businesses the benefits of digital financial services
Report • Apr 27, 2021
The digital transformation guide: Six strategies to scale financial inclusion
Article • Aug 11, 2020
How we built a network for microentrepreneurs in Chile
Article • Jun 11, 2020
You can’t go digital without the right data strategy
Article • Sep 16, 2019
Helping families in Zambia cope with a health crisis
Toolkits and Guides
How digitized supply chain finance can help small merchants grow
Article • Jul 26, 2018
The biggest mistakes lenders make when going digital
Article • Apr 05, 2018
Now what? The path forward for financial services in a digital world
Report • Apr 05, 2018
Demystifying Digital Lending
Article • Oct 19, 2017
Why my passion for international development led me to work in digital finance
Article • Jun 28, 2017
How blockchain and financial services can reach the underserved
Article • Apr 25, 2017
Implementing big data: 10 tips from financial service providers
Article • Apr 18, 2017
Unlocking the promise of big data to promote financial inclusion
Report • Apr 18, 2017
Unlocking the Promise of Big Data to Promote Financial Inclusion
Report • Apr 18, 2017
Unlocking the Promise of Big Data to Promote Financial Inclusion - Chinese
Article • Jan 05, 2017
Fintech in Myanmar: Leapfrogging to mobile money?
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