Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, of Cherokee ancestry, is the Executive Director and CEO of Social Venture Circle, a non-profit leading the way in the field of social impact investing and ESG; building and galvanizing the business world to create social, economic, and environmental change. As such she is a national spokesperson and team builder at the cutting edge of innovation in the corporate sustainability and ESG impact space. At SVC Red-Horse Mohl confronts the challenges we face as a global community and believes the way forward will require moving beyond sustainability to regenerative systems, expanding diversity to include true social and economic inclusion, and broadening the definition of every venture’s success beyond profits to growth that benefits everyone.
Red-Horse Mohl is also the owner/founder of Red-Horse Financial Group, Inc., a financial advisory firm focused on tribal finance and economic development for American Indian tribal nations. She has more than 30 years of in-depth experience in the financial services and investment banking industry having raised and structured over $3 billion in capital for tribal nations and holds seven FINRA registrations.
Having earned her degree in film from UCLA, she founded Red-Horse Native Productions, Inc., in 1994, which has become a preeminent collaborator with American Indian tribal nations to bring important Native stories accurately and respectfully to the screen. Red-Horse Mohl has produced/directed/written approximately twelve film and television programs. Her most recent (in collaboration with Gale Anne Hurd of Valhalla Entertainment) is a feature documentary for PBS, entitled MANKILLER, the biographical documentary of Wilma Mankiller who served as the first female elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.
Additionally, Red-Horse Mohl is the founder of several non-profits and was inducted into the NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) Hall of Fame in 2008. Red-Horse Mohl earned a B.A. with Cum Laude honors from UCLA, has been married to former NFL football player Curt Mohl since 1982 and the couple has three children: Courtney (Stanford ‘07), Derek (California Lutheran ‘12) and Chelsea (Stanford ‘20). Chelsea currently plays for the Cardinal’s Beach Volleyball Team.
Entrepreneurialism for Racial Equity and Social Impact