Ayesha Khanna is the president of the Civic Incubator, one of the business units of Points of Light Institute. Points of Light is the leading volunteer organization with a mission to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world. Points of Light is organized to innovate, incubate and activate new ideas through its action networks. The Civic Incubator serves as a catalyst for innovation to put people at the center of change and brings together emerging solutions and new ideas by supporting and launching civic entrepreneurs and early stage ventures, social enterprise, mergers and joint ventures.
Ayesha has worked across sectors and led nonprofit, for-profit and political organizations. She is a co-founder of FUSE Corps, co-led Atlanta Women for Obama in 2008, and served as the finance director for candidate Lisa Borders in the 2010 Atlanta mayoral election. As the chief operating officer of United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, she managed a $109 million budget and 240 staff across 13 counties, and as the CEO of the YWCA of Greater Atlanta successfully transformed the 100-year-old organization into the premier, nationally accredited organization for women and girls in the region. She began her career as a senior manager in strategic services at Andersen Consulting LLP (now Accenture) working in industries ranging from technology to consumer products.
She is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta and Leadership Georgia. Ayesha has served on various community organization boards and currently serves on the Fort McPherson Local Redevelopment Authority, The White House Project in Georgia and FUSE Corps Board of Directors. She resides with her husband and their daughter in Atlanta.