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Maria D. Toler

Maria D. Toler is the visionary Founding Partner of SteelSky Ventures, a trailblazing venture capital fund with a dedicated focus on women's healthcare. SteelSky's pioneering approach pushes beyond conventional boundaries, extending its strategy to embrace technology infrastructure, supporting revolutionary care delivery models across the spectrum of women’s health indications. Under Maria's strategic stewardship, SteelSky has coalesced a strong portfolio of category-leading companies and forged a rich ecosystem of strategic LPs and advisors, committed to innovating in markets that were once overlooked.


Maria's entrepreneurial journey began at the age of 19, where she started the first student run business at Wake Forest University. Wakeboxes, now Collegeboxes, was subsequently acquired by U-Haul and remains the leading college shipping and storage company in America.  After graduating, Maria joined Booz Allen Hamilton as a systems engineer, where her exceptional leadership and technical expertise were recognized with the National Women of Color in Technology Rising Star Award. This experience laid the foundation for a remarkable 20-year career spanning innovation across marketing, strategy, and technology.


A recognized luminary in a burgeoning investment category, Maria is a sought-after speaker at prestigious forums such as the Milken Institute, the Aspen Institute, and the American Hospital Association. This year she was tapped to work with the first-ever White House Initiative on Women’s Health Research, traveling with the First Lady to roll out the new $100M program. Maria's accolades include being named a 2022 USA Justice Fellow by Eisenhower Fellowships, receiving the 2023 Atlanta Women of Influence Award, and earning a spot-on Forbes' list of top VCs to watch. Her journey has been showcased on ABC News and the Atlanta Small Business Network, and she was honored with the 2020 NYU Stern Alumni Changemaker award. Business Insider has also recognized Maria on its list of Rising Stars in Venture Capital.


Maria's academic journey is equally impressive, with a B.S. in Information Systems from Wake Forest University, an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Stern School of Business at New York University, and a certificate from the exclusive Venture Capital Unlocked Program at Stanford University. In addition to her professional pursuits, Maria actively contributes to advisory boards, including the Yale School of Medicine Center for Health and Innovation, the Executive Board of the National Patient Advocate Foundation, the Advisory Board of MassChallenge, and the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Board of Directors. Maria holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.


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Monique Aiken


Monique is passionate about social change and positive impact after spending 15 years in investment banking, where she developed her understanding of the capital markets. She is Managing Director at The Investment Integration Project, which helps investors understand how healthy environmental, social, and financial systems support long-term investment, and a Contributing Editor at ImpactAlpha, a digital news magazine for the impact investing sector.  She previously served as VP of Programs at Mission Investors Exchange, a network organization for +250 members seeking to deepen their practice of impact investing through peer-learning. Prior to joining Mission Investors Exchange, Monique was a Director at Tideline, a boutique impact investing strategy consulting firm, where her energies were centered on client and project management and business development. She served as Project Manager at the Clinton Foundation for No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, a women’s empowerment initiative led by Secretary Clinton, and business development manager for the Clinton Global Initiative. Earlier, as a VP in Deutsche Bank’s Commodity Derivatives Sales group, she managed client relationships with Oil and Gas (E&P), Utility, and Consumer Products companies in the United States and Latin America. Earlier in her career, she worked for Citigroup in the Debt Capital Markets group in both New York and London, and as an analyst at Bank of America in the Credit Products group.


Monique holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business, where she majored in Financial Instruments and Markets and a B.Sc. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.  

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Graham Macmillan

Graham Macmillan is the President of the Visa Foundation where he is responsible for developing and executing the Foundation’s grantmaking and impact investing strategy in support of its mission to help low-income and financially-underserved small businesses around the world. Previously, Graham was Senior Program Officer for Mission Investments at the Ford Foundation. Mission Investments is a $1.25b integrated program of impact investments and grant support. His primary work focuses on strengthening institutions and applying technologies to change how capital markets’ allocate investment to be more long-term and sustainable.

Previously, Graham was Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Partnerships at Citi where we worked with Citi businesses to drive economic and social impact with clients and other key stakeholders while contributing to Citi's broader Citizenship reporting requirements. Graham joined Citi as the Senior Program Officer for Financial Inclusion where he managed the Foundation's international grantmaking program in nearly 90 countries while also leading investments in innovation, thought-leadership and research. 

Prior to Citi, Graham was Senior Director of VisionSpring, a leading social enterprise selling consumer products to promote economic development. 

He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Village Capital and ROC USA while previously serving as two-term member of the Executive Committee of the Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE). He has been a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Graham received his BA from Colby College, MSc from NYU Wagner, and MBA through a joint program at NYU Stern, London School of Economics and HEC Paris School of Management.

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