Elisabeth Babcock (Beth) is president and CEO of Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to creating new pathways to economic independence for low-income individuals and families. EMPath uses its unique action-tank business model to design, build and test new approaches for creating economic mobility and shares them with other organizations and governments. In 2009, EMPath’s applied research led to the development of its brain-science-based Mobility Mentoring® coaching platform. Over 50 organizations, state and government agencies have implemented the model and are working together to continuously improve their outcomes. Babcock is a member of the Gates Foundation’s U.S. Partnership for Mobility from Poverty. She also is an adviser to the World Bank. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in nonprofit strategy from Harvard University and has taught the subject at Harvard, Brandeis University and the New England Conservatory of Music.