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Fonta Gilliam

CEO & Founder

Wellthi Technologies, Inc.

Fonta Gilliam is the CEO and Founder of wellthi, a fintech company based in Washington, DC. Ms. Gilliam has over 10 years of development finance experience working in the United States, Africa, and Asia as a U.S. Diplomat and a management consultant in Deloitte's Emerging Markets Practice. She led numerous White House and U.S. State Department initiatives, including launching two of the U.S. Government’s first women’s business centers in Africa and designing innovative financing facilities to unlock capital for women and small businesses in the United States, Kenya, Morocco, Zambia, Nigeria, South Korea, and China. In 2016, she was awarded the U.S. State Department’s Franklin Award for her tireless efforts. Ms. Gilliam has a Master of Arts in economic development and a Bachelor of Arts in political science and economics. wellthi has been featured in Forbes, the Washington Business Journal, Nationswell and the American Banker.

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Global Shakers: Wellthiapp