Irene Kelly

Financial Education & DEI Manager at Women's Economic Ventures

Irene Kelly develops and facilitates collaborative programs that promote financial literacy and empowerment and leads WEV’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives to embed a DEI lens into everything WEV does.

Irene has been interested in the role that money plays in our lives. She decided to study Finance and Entrepreneurship at the University of Utah and, shortly after, began working in the fields of Impact Investing and Poverty Alleviation. Through this work, Irene learned about the importance of financial education both locally and abroad. Years later, she moved to Santa Barbara to work as an Investment Advisor and started volunteering with WEV as a bilingual financial educator. Now, she is excited to work with incredible people every day, empowering our clients to achieve their personal and business goals.



  • Financial Education & DEI Manager

    August, 2020 - present

  • Manager Community Engagement & Financial Education

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