Margo Wright

Margo Wright is the founder of Yenko, a social purpose for-profit organization committed to leveling the playing field by leveraging technology to increase college completion. She recently completed the SolveFor{S} Fellowship, where she developed a mobile app for college students targeted at the 25 million American families living on less than $25,000 a year. Margo first began working on college persistence in her role as Senior Manager for College Readiness and College Success at the Harlem Children’s Zone, which is world-renowned for their data-driven results and effectiveness in some of New York City’s most devastated neighborhoods. She also served as Executive Director of Bodanna, a nonprofit social enterprise focused on job readiness and work experience for young adults. Margo received an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College and holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Fun fact about the name “Yenko” – a rallying call that means “Let’s go forth” in the Akan language, it captures the sense or urgency needed to solve the college completion problem and is a nod to Margo’s Ghanaian heritage.