Invest in Girls teaches high school girls financial concepts, exposes them to professional women role models, and introduces them to financial services companies and career paths in finance to empower them to become tomorrow's leaders. 


“The number one problem in today’s generation and economy is the lack of financial literacy.”
Alan Greenspan

Our Team



Betsy Kelder
Executive Director

Betsy comes to IIG from Belmont Day School, in Massachusetts. At Belmont Day she was the Director of Summer & External Programs, overseeing all of the school’s programming outside of the academic day –serving almost 800 children and 120 staff annually. She also served on the school’s administrative team – leading school wide initiatives. She has experience with hiring and managing staff, creating budgets, program design and facilitation, staff training, strategic planning and organization design. Betsy is an avid outdoors-woman and is committed to the value of out of school time learning; both academic and personal. She served as the Associate Director of an overnight camp prior to her time at Belmont Day, and continues to foster her passion for camping in New England by serving as a Vice-President for the American Camp Association, New England. Prior to pursuing a career in camping and education, Betsy served as a Sr. Technical Recruiter and the Manager of the domestic intern program for Microsoft. She received her B.S. in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University.

Devon Mercurius
New York City Program Director

Devon came to IIG in 2015 with five years of experience working in non-profit education on a wide range of projects. He previously ran a variety of paid internship programs, provided college application support, lead professional development programs for teens entering the workforce for the first time and was a program site director for schools across New York City. He looks forward to helping IIG build new partnerships with financial firms and schools in addition to helping the organization grow to its full potential. Away from work Devon is passionate about music, politics, sports, technology, business and food. He was born in Guyana, South America but was raised and continues to live in Brooklyn, New York. Devon holds a BA in Political Science from Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Karen Daley
Mid-Atlantic Region Program Director

Karen comes to IIG after spending ten years as a secondary social studies teacher in the Baltimore City and Howard County School Systems. She holds an Advanced Professional Certificate in Social Studies (7-12) with endorsements in Reading and Special Education. Ms. Daley has served as a content team leader and as a professional development model teacher for National Geographic Education. Having seen firsthand the critical importance of developing financial literacy in her students throughout the years, she is excited to help young women in IIG schools develop a broad worldview and the practical skills necessary to succeed beyond the classroom. Karen lives with her husband and two children in Baltimore City. She holds a BA in History from Loyola University Maryland and an MA in Secondary Education from Johns Hopkins University.

Erin White
New England Region Program Director

Since moving to Massachusetts in 2012, Erin White has worked for a variety of educational nonprofits in partnership with public schools in Boston and Lawrence. With a BA in English from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, Erin also offers a creative perspective in the realm of personal finance, and believes there is no single kind of education or experience more valuable than the rest. She is passionate about knowledge in all its forms, and seeks to cultivate curiosity, self-awareness, and autonomy in her students through an engaging curriculum and focused program delivery. Erin is thrilled to be working in an organization dedicated to the financial wellbeing of young women, and looks forward to deepening IIG's impact in New England.

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