Kimberly Strand

San Francisco, CA

Investor and advocate for women in finance

Portfolio Manager/Research Analyst, Franklin Templeton


Why did you join the Rise Up Leadership Council?

I was inspired by Denise and her mission to try to solve the toughest gender inequities. I want to help drive change with my experience, network and resources.

What is your favorite way to contribute to the Leadership Council?

I am new but I am very excited to share knowledge from my experience investing in public companies with Rise Up.

What has been your favorite Leadership Council experience?

I joined an event with Stand and Deliver before I was an official member, where Leadership Council members and friends were coached on how to more effectively present to persuade and lead a group. I look forward to many more events with this extraordinary group.