McCourt Global

Paula Recart

Head of Social Impact


Paula Recart is Head of Social Impact at McCourt, where she drives the impact strategy and oversees all the family and company philanthropic activity. She joined McCourt in 2019, after 12 years at Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs, where she held several senior leadership roles, including Ashoka North America Director for more than 5 years. During her tenure at Ashoka, she was critical to the launch of new programs and initiatives - Start Empathy, All America and the Ashoka Future Forum, among others- and she led multi-sector partnerships that drove global social change.
 
Prior to Ashoka, Paula was Editor-in-Chief of the bi-weekly Chilean publication PAULA magazine for nearly a decade. Before that, she also had an important role in one of the most creative endeavors in Chilean media in the 1990s, as Executive Producer and News Editor at Rock & Pop TV. Until recently, Paula was also a partner of the Design and Innovation agency Felicidad Publica, which is based in Chile.
 
She has a bachelors degree in journalism and sociology at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.