Tracy GrayFounder and managing Partner - The 22 Fund
Ms. Tracy Gray, a member of ACE Health Foundation's ACE Global Leaders of Excellence Network, is the Founder and Managing Partner of The 22 Fund (The 22), an impact, early- growth equity firm with a mission of growing intergenerational wealth and creating the clean, quality jobs of the future by increasing the global competitiveness of manufacturing companies, intentionally targeting women- and BIPOC-owned businesses. She is a Board Director for Applife Digital Solutions, Inc (ALDS) and the California State University, Dominguez Hills Philanthropic Foundation Endowment, where she serves as Treasurer/Secretary and is on the Investment Committee.
Additionally, Ms. Gray serves on Melinda Gates’ Pivotal Venture’s Women of Color Advisory Council, PGIM Real Estate’s Impact Advisory Council, the Fearless Fund’s Investment Committee and numerous global-steering committees focused on the intersection of finance and multiple issues including technology, climate, gender, race and manufacturing. Ms. Gray is the first Social Impact Fellow at the UC Berkeley Haas Business School’s Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership. She was also an Executive-in-Residence at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and chaired LACI’s Diversity in Entrepreneurship Advisory Council.
In 2015, Ms. Gray gave a TEDx Talk entitled “Why It's Time for Women to Be Sexist with Investment Capital.” Due to the response from her TEDx Talk, Ms. Gray founded the nonprofit We Are Enough (WAE). WAE’s only mission is to educate ALL women on how and why to invest in women-owned, for-profit businesses or with a “gender lens.” WAE was recently chosen by Variety magazine as a global 50 most "impactful" nonprofits.
Ms. Gray was named one of the 50 Women of Influencein business in Los Angeles and is featured in the recently released book “200 Hundred Women: Who Will Change the Way You See the World” and co-wrote the article “How Foundations Fail Diverse Fund Managers and How to Fix It” recently published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review and she co-created the Due Diligence 2.0 Commitment. In 2019, Ms. Gray received the Bad Ass Woman in Green award from the California League of Conservation Voters and the Women of Courage award from Youth Mentoring Connection.
Ms. Gray was formerly senior advisor for international business to the LA Mayor, an investment professional at a venture capital fund and a systems engineer on the Space Shuttle program. Ms. Gray holds a B.S. in Mathematical Science with an aeronautics emphasis from UC Santa Barbara and dual MBAs from Columbia University and UC Berkeley.