Pomai Verzon

Pomai Verzon

Program Associate, Strategic Initiatives

As Program Associate, Pomai supports the development and implementation of Strategic Initiatives at 100Kin10. She joined the team from IndiVillage, a social enterprise bringing education and economic opportunity to rural India, where she led global business development efforts and oversaw impact. Pomai holds an M.A. in Social Enterprise from American University’s School of International Service and a B.A. in Political Science and B.S. in Economics from Belmont University.

Can you tell us about one important lesson you took from working in a startup environment that’s been important in helping you fulfill 100Kin10’s mission?
Listening is critical. It’s important to take the time to involve and learn from your users at the beginning of the process. Too often we establish assumptions and then ask for feedback. Continue to ask questions, deeply listen, and check your priorities against the user experience.