Elizabeth Dwyer


Elizabeth is a Manager on the Program Team at the Financial Health Network. In her role, she works to inform and advise the marketplace about the needs of consumers and how to offer high quality financial services to improve their financial health — all driving towards a world where financial products give everyone a foundation of financial health.

Elizabeth built her passion for financial services at Accion, where she co-led a U.S. New Product Development Taskforce, working with Capital One to pilot test the integration of financial technology vendors in five Accion offices nationwide. She launched and was of managing editor of the the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth / News Deeply site Inclusion Hub, a thought leadership site analyzing cross-sectoral innovations in data philanthropy, technology, and financial inclusion.

Her experience also includes work with the U.S. Small Business Administration disaster finance team, expanding its consumer direct lending program with CDFIs, banks, and community development organizations. Elizabeth began her career in international development, working as a capacity building program manager with Catholic Relief Services in Brazil, Peru, and Sri Lanka. Currently, she serves as an Associate Board Member at the Center for Economic Progress (now Ladder Up), implementing tax time savings innovations for the nation’s largest VITA provider.

In her free time, Elizabeth can be found on hiking trails everywhere from Nicaragua to Norway to Borneo. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Cornell College and completed coursework for a Masters in International Development at American University’s School of International Service in Washington, D.C.