Katie Smith Milway

Senior Fellow in Social Innovation

Katie Smith Milway, principal of Milway Consulting, has a background in journalism, nonprofit management, strategy consulting, and governance. She is a senior advisor at The Bridgespan Group, where for a decade she served as partner and head of the knowledge practice, leading research and multimedia content development in the US and India. Prior to Bridgespan, Katie spent 14 years at Bain & Company, becoming the firm’s founding editorial director and global publisher. She began her journalism career at the Wall Street Journal and her nonprofit service at Food for the Hungry. Her work in sustainable development across four continents includes program design and measurement, donor development, and communications and governance. 

A blogger and frequent conference presenter, Katie has been featured at the Stanford Nonprofit Management Institute, TEDx New England, Independent Sector, The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, Board Source, Social Impact Exchange, Clinton Global Initiative University, and Salzburg Global Seminar. She has served on the boards of Canadian Food for the Hungry, Veritas Forum, World Vision US, Boston SCORES, and is a trustee for the Anna B. Stearns Foundation. Katie is also a best-selling children’s book author and social entrepreneur.

She co-founded and chaired One Hen, Inc., a nonproft program that uses microfinance as a model to teach social entrepreneurship to youth, acquired in 2016 by Boston SCORES. With a focus on urban youth in the US and Canada, One Hen counts more than 10,000 program alumni, and online users from more than 100 countries who access free lesson plans or license curriculum. Katie is a two-time Rotary Scholar and holds a BA in English from Stanford University, a Masters in European Studies from the Free University of Brussels, and an MBA from INSEAD. She speaks fluent French and functional Spanish, Italian and German.