Deborah Frieze

Deborah Frieze is co-founder and managing partner of the Boston Impact Initiative, an impact investing fund that partners with businesses and organizations throughout our city to create systemic shifts in opportunities for urban communities. She is co-author with Margaret Wheatley of Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now, an award-winning book profiling pioneering leaders who have walked out of organizations and systems that were failing to contribute to the common good—and walked on to build resilient communities. Deborah is also founder of the Old Oak Dojo, an urban learning center in Jamaica Plain, MA, where neighbors gather to rediscover how to create healthy and resilient communities.