Heather McCulloch, MS

Heather McCulloch, MS

Founder/Director, Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap Initiative




Heather is the founder and director of the Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap Initiative, a national network of more than 300 national, state and local leaders work to advance policies and strategies that build wealth for women, especially low-income women of color. Heather McCulloch is also founder and principal of Asset Building Strategies, a consulting firm that advances policies and strategies to support low-wealth individuals and families to build financial assets.

In the spring of 2016, Heather was a visiting professor at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, co-leading a graduate-level course on tackling inequality through equitable development.  From 2013-2015, she was the founding director of the Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility, a national coalition advancing equitable tax policy. She served as the chief consultant to the PolicyLink financial security team from 2010 to 2017. Other clients have included the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Asset Funders Network, CFED, Levi Strauss Foundation, National Conference of State Legislatures, Neighborhood Funders Group, New America Foundation, the Walter and Elise Haas Fund and others.  Heather earned a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California Berkeley.