We are Propel

This is our mission

We identify social organizations in Latin America creating measurable impact and strengthen them through a Digital Transformation Fellowship. Our cohort-based approach builds a community for these organizations to thrive.

Our values


We take care of ourselves, each other, and our planet


We learn from our differences


We see eye to eye


We celebrate life

The Founders

The idea for Propel was born at Stanford University, where Claudia and Vijay met. The ‘Lat-In duo’ (Latinx meets Indian) are successful business professionals who share a passion for social change and have a deep understanding of their regions’ socioeconomic context.

Claudia Belmont
  • Led a turn over of a $200M operation with +500 employees
  • Spearheaded an initiative to financially empower over 200,000 women
  • Founded the Belcorp Foundation, promoting education for 35,000 women in Latin America
  • Named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2014

Claudia was the director of Belcorp beauty sales company leading 2000 employees. She also founded the Belcorp Foundation, raising $17 million to help 27,000 Latin American women.

Vijay Raghunathan

Vijay has dedicated his career to social and environmental impact. He has spent 14 years consulting Fortune 100 companies in U.S., Europe, and India.

  • Led risk consulting projects ($100M+) for Fortune 50 clients
  • Worked on two Climate Tech seed investments at Breakthrough Energy Ventures
  • Mentored 100+ graduates on career progression for five years
  • Headed a rural school building project in India

Applications open January 2022

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