Board Members Include
Working Capital Fund
Dan Viederman is a Managing Director at the Working Capital Fund, focused on efforts to engage and invest in entrepreneurs and tech innovators in pursuit of new tools to scale improvements for vulnerable workers in global supply chains.
Previously, Dan was CEO of Verité, a leading non-profit organization working against global forced and child labor through in-depth research and corporate engagement. In recognition of Verité’s impact, Dan was winner of a 2007 Skoll Foundation Award for Social Entrepreneurship and was named Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011. He has also managed China offices for World Wildlife Fund and Catholic Relief Servcies.
Dan is graduate of Yale University, the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and the Chinese language program at Nanjing Teacher’s University.
Kyle Wright is CEO of Stardust, a family office that oversees a dynamic portfolio of projects, investments, and social benefit ventures. For nearly a decade, he has lead Stardust’s strategic initiatives, including the organization’s commitment to align its investment portfolio with social justice principles.
Kyle is a key advisor to the Stardust Fund, a philanthropic endeavor dedicated to social participation and power of excluded and exploited people. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Texas Civil Rights Project and Transparentem, and is a member of the Houston Area Council on Human Trafficking and South Texas College of Law Clinics Advisory Council.
A Texas native, Kyle holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D., cum laude, from South Texas College of Law. Kyle resides in Houston with his wife and daughters.
Open Society Foundations
Emily Martinez is the director of Open Society Foundations’ Human Rights Initiative. Previously, she established and directed four global grant-making programs on disability rights, LGBTI rights, the rights of criminal defendants, and the right to information. Prior to moving to Washington, D.C., Martinez was the director of the Open Society Human Rights and Governance Grants Program in Budapest, where she helped promote the development of human rights and accountability groups in Eastern and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. As the program’s founding director, she developed expertise on a broad range of fundamental human rights issues in that region, as well as civil society’s role in promoting rule of law and accountable governance.
Martinez holds an MA in human rights from the University of Essex. She also graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., with a BS in international affairs and developmental economics.