Lillian Singh has spent her career coaching teams, organizations, and communities on building and owning their power towards economic resilience. As Vice President of Programs and Racial Wealth Equity, Lillian provides vision, leadership, and management accountability to project grants and contracts focusing on racial economic equity and financial security.
Lillian was recruited to Prosperity Now to co-launch the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative in 2015. In five years, she has built the initiative from a small pilot to a multi-million-dollar, organization-wide effort.
Lillian joined Prosperity Now from the NAACP, where she helped launch the Financial Freedom Center in DC. She then managed the Financial Freedom Campaign, which organized with over 15 NAACP state conferences to stabilize communities impacted by predatory lending practices. At the height of the Great Recession, she also challenged corporations through constructive dialogue to modify mortgage lending and savings products to serve African American communities better and partnered with financial institutions to co-create culturally appropriate financial education and financial capability products.
Lillian is a licensed securities and investment representative and uses these lessons to inform the project development and implementation. Lillian holds a BA in Urban Planning and a MA in Sociology, both from Stanford University.