After majoring in finance at Howard University, Ebony went on to work at Google in Silicon Valley. Missing the diversity of her hometown Detroit, she moved back and began managing charter schools in the city. She then went on to business school, where she oversaw the school’s first student-run impact investment fund—making Village Capital the perfect next step.
Making sure that operations run seamlessly for Village Capital in the U.S. is what keeps Ebony busy every day. This entails ensuring the quality of the programs the company produces across five sectors—education, energy, agriculture, financial technology, and health. She loves that her work touches the lives of so many entrepreneurs solving real world problems.
“What gets me most excited about coming into work every day is knowing the impact that I’m having on early stage companies. I really enjoy working with entrepreneurs and knowing that I’m helping them be sustainable and grow.”
“At Village Capital, your manager will give you big-picture direction, but it’s your responsibility to take projects and run with them. This really isn’t a hand-holding kind of place. I enjoy that, because it gives me the freedom to create and iterate on ideas that I have—while not being confined to what’s worked in the past.”