Sokona Diallo is a Grants Associate at the Helmsley Charitable Trust. In this role, she utilizes her background and expertise in grants management to support Helmsley’s grantmaking strategy. Deeply committed to social impact, Sokona is interested in how strategic philanthropy can be used to promote health system reform and achieve health equity.
Prior to joining Helmsley, Sokona worked with Transworld Group where she spearheaded the research and development of a group-wide Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, policy, and implementation roadmap. She established a strategic grantmaking process that funded critical projects in coastal communities in India and aligned Transworld’s CSR strategy with India’s international developmental goals. Before Transworld, she worked as a program assistant at Northeastern University where she supported educational programs at the Center for Intercultural Engagement and the Social Impact Lab. She began her career as a policy research assistant at the Boston City Council, helping Councilor Tito Jackson frame policy agendas for the city of Boston.
Sokona holds a Bachelor of Science in human services and communication studies with a minor in global social entrepreneurship from Northeastern University. Outside of work, she is a cultural omnivore, activist, art lover, and travel enthusiast.