In her various roles across the multinational multi-sector Berwind Group of Companies, Joanna Berwind operates at the intersection of business, impact, social work, and youth development. She has contributed to the growth and vision of the fifth-generation family-owned investment management company, Berwind Corporation, for more than 20 years through positions in corporate development, marketing, and sales. In 2017, she joined her siblings in conceptualizing and leading the establishment of Spring Point Partners, a growing Philadelphia-based social impact organization that invests in the transformational leaders, networks, and solutions that power community change. Through Spring Point, the Berwinds are advancing their family’s entrepreneurial legacy to center equity and achieve justice. As a director of the organization, Joanna oversees strategy for Spring Point’s strengths-based youth development portfolio, The Hive, which amplifies voice, choice and opportunity for young people.
Joanna holds a BA in English from Wesleyan University, an M.S.S. from Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, an MBA from Villanova University, and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Babson College. She serves as Disrupter-in Residence at Babson and often engages in public speaking, counseling others on self-awareness, leadership, and family business dynamics. A writer, reader, runner, and lifelong learner, Joanna believes in the nurturing power of meeting everyone where they are without an agenda – and seeing where they lead.