Nikishka Iyengar

Founder & CEO
The Guild

Nikishka Iyengar is an entrepreneur, activist and consultant working at the intersection of equitable development, climate action and racial justice. She is the founder and CEO of The Guild, a social enterprise focused on building community wealth and resilience through real estate, entrepreneurship programs, and access to capital for historically marginalized communities. Nikishka was a 2019 RSF Social Finance Fellow, is part of the Urban Land Institute’s Center for Leadership, and is a 2020 New Leaders Council Fellow. She was recognized by GreenBiz as a “30 under 30” leader in sustainability and has had her work recognized in multiple publications including Atlanta Magazine, Bisnow, and Curbed.