Deborah Frieze

Founder & President , Boston Impact Initiative
Jamaica Plain, MA

  • Equitable Finance
  • Impact Investing
  • Racial Equity
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Wealth Equality

About Deborah

Deborah Frieze is an author, entrepreneur and activist. Her award-winning book (co-authored with Margaret Wheatley), Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now, profiles pioneering leaders who walked out of organizations failing to contribute to the common good—and walked on to build resilient communities. She is a founding partner of the Boston Impact Initiative, an impact investing fund working to close the racial wealth divide in Eastern Massachusetts. The fund takes an integrated capital approach, combining investing, lending and grantmaking to build a resilient and inclusive local economy. Deborah is also founder of the Old Oak Dojo, an urban learning center where neighbors gather to rediscover how to create healthy and resilient communities.