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Christine Wade
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Associate Partner
Strategic Advising

Background: Christine Wade is an associate partner with Bellwether in the Strategic Advising practice area. Christine began her consulting career in 2014 at Bain & Company, where she supported a broad range of clients through strategic planning and organizational effectiveness projects. In 2018, Christine joined KIPP DC for five months as a strategic projects extern, where she developed research and recommendations across a range of strategic growth and operational topics. Christine holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and economics from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce.

Why I do this work: From the first day of kindergarten when I ran onto the school bus, I have always been passionate about education. As I grew up, I came to understand how much I benefited from the educational opportunities I had, and how many children don’t have those same opportunities. I believe education unlocks potential for individuals and our world, and that all children deserve the opportunity for a great education.

Experience at Bellwether: Strategic Planning; Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis; Growth and Expansion Strategy; Financial Analysis and Modeling; Implementation Planning; Project Management

Client segments served: Early Childhood; School Districts; CMO/Charter Schools; State Education Agencies; Foundations and Grantees; Nonprofit Organizations; Product and Service Providers

Sample clients: D.C.’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Charter School Growth Fund, the Ballmer Group, Jumpstart, Project Lead the Way, SchoolTalk DC, International Leadership of Texas, Genesys Works

Recent Media

Alex Cortez
Christine Wade

To make their ambitions a reality, to make the irrational actionable, and to move from a narrow theory of action to achieving a successful theory of population-level change, education entrepreneurs must consider working across three strategies for impact.

Rooted in promising practices from the education sector, A Pragmatic Playbook for Impact: Direct, Widespread, and Systemic is a practical resource for decision-makers to maximize their impact, further equity, and respond to the urgency of this moment amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.