Founder & CEO at Sage Initiative
Sage Lacerte is a Carrier womxn from the Lake Babine Nation, and lives in Victoria, BC on unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ nations. Sage is the Founder of Sage Initiative, a national Indigenous womxn’s impact investing collective. Sage Initiative trains and empowers Indigenous womxn impact investors through a learning curriculum where participants can learn about Indigenous concepts of wealth and commerce through a trauma informed lens that addresses colonial relationships with money, as well as overlapping identities such as as Indigeneity, gender, age, and sexuality. Sage Initiative aims to make capital available to Indigenous owned social purpose businesses, with the goal of forming a circular economy.
Sage is also an Indigenous engagement strategist who is well versed in gender policy, investment literacy, trauma-informed learning, and public speaking. She is a National Youth Ambassador for the Moosehide Campaign, and holds a degree in gender studies from the University of Victoria.