Baily is Director of Growth & Sustainability Initiatives at Endeavor Global. In this role, she is responsible for raising long-term capital and promoting Endeavor’s sustainability using innovative, market-driven models. Her central focus is Endeavor Catalyst, a passive, non-profit co-investment fund that harnesses the value creation of entrepreneurs to produce investment returns that support Endeavor Global's operations and that are reinvested in future Endeavor Entrepreneurs' venture rounds. Baily previously worked with Endeavor in South Africa through the eMBA Program.
Prior to Endeavor, Baily worked at Grassroots Capital, a private equity fund that invests in microfinance banks throughout the emerging markets. As a student at Harvard Business School, she co-authored the Harvard Business School case study, "Banex and the 'No Pago' Movement," about Grassroots' decision whether to continue investing in a financially distressed microfinance bank. Previously, she worked at Lehman Brothers in the alternative asset management group where she helped to launch over a dozen new hedge fund products.
Baily received her MBA from Harvard Business School, with Second-Year Honors, where she served as co-President of the Social Enterprise Club. She received her BA from Yale University, cum laude and with Distinction in the History major. A native New Yorker, Baily enjoys mountaineering/climbing, history, and reading. She also serves as an Advisory Board member of Grameen America.
Endeavor is leading the global High-Impact Entrepreneurship movement by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the most promising entrepreneurs in emerging market countries around the world.
High-Impact Entrepreneurs—those with the biggest ideas and most scalable businesses—create thousands of jobs, generate billions of dollars in revenue, and inspire a culture of innovation. Together, they are the key drivers of sustained economic development. High-Impact Entrepreneurs dream of becoming the next great success story, but having launched in growth markets, these entrepreneurs face substantial barriers to growth: cost of failure; lack of role models; limited management expertise; lack of contacts or mentors; lack of trust; and limited access to smart capital.
Practicing a tested “mentor capitalist” model, Endeavor identifies High-Impact Entrepreneurs through a rigorous process, and helps them overcome these barriers by offering world-class mentorship, strategic advice, and access to key networks and investors. Guided by Endeavor, these entrepreneurs create high-value jobs and generate economic opportunities. Endeavor then shares their success stories and promotes them as role models who inspire future generations of entrepreneurs.
Beyond this impact, Endeavor's support catalyzes a chain reaction in the larger economy—driving investment, creating role models, and fostering the conditions for the next Silicon Valley in Rio or Cape Town, Cairo or Jakarta. It is what led Thomas Friedman to hail Endeavor’s model the “best anti-poverty program of all.”
Endeavor is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City, with 15 offices throughout Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.
To date, Endeavor has screened more than 30,000 candidates and selected 650+ High-Impact Entrepreneurs leading 400+ companies. Together, these companies have created over 180,000 jobs and USD 5 billion in revenues, with an 80% job growth rate and 69% revenue growth rate in the two years post-engagement with Endeavor.