SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Melissa L. Bradley, CEO of Tides, has been recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the most influential women in Bay Area business.
For the past decade, the San Francisco Business Times has annually compiled a list to honor the outstanding women professionals who make a difference in their companies, industries, and communities across the Bay Area. Past honorees include Helen A. Burt, SVP and Chief Customer Officer at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., Susan A. Currin, CEO of San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center, and Micheline Chau, President & Chief Operation Officer at Lucasfilm Ltd, among others.
Since 2009, Melissa has applied her deep experience in social entrepreneurism to Tides, an organization that provides sophisticated human and financial management services donors and doers across the U.S. and abroad.
"This is a very proud day for Tides. We believe the San Francisco Business Times has accurately identified one of the true leaders in business today, not only in the Bay Area but across the nation. Melissa has continuously been at the forefront of the impact investing field and is one of our nation's leading social entrepreneurs. All of Tides congratulates her on this award," stated Lisa Hall, Tides Board Director and CEO of Calvert Foundation, an impact investment organization based outside of Washington, DC.
Prior to Tides, Melissa founded multiple companies that worked to improve the world through a triple-bottom line approach, including New Capitalist, the Reentry Strategies Institute, The Entrepreneurial Development Institute, and Positive Impact. She has served as a Senior Adviser to the Center for American Progress, as a regular consultant to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on Family Economic Security and Civic Engagement, and as a Senior Strategist for Green For All. Her prior work experience also includes serving as Vice President at UBS in the Private Client Group and as a Financial Regulatory Affairs Fellow with the US Department of Treasury.
"This recognition is also great news for the impact investing community," said Hall. "Models that combine business practices with social values, using money to make positive impact worldwide, are receiving recognition along with Melissa today."
SOURCE Tides Network