Nadine Ngouabe Dlodlo

February 11, 2023 | secon2023

Nadine Ngouabe Dlodlo is an impact investment leader and a community development strategist. In 2019, she founded the Women’s Home Preservation LLC (WHP), a mission- driven real estate investment firm that adopts a community-led participatory model to bring back economic vibrancy in formerly redlined communities in Baltimore with an emphasis on creating edifying housing for women-led households. The WHP works to restore the social and cultural dimensions of communities rather than the built environment only. To this extent, it intentionally develops residential and commercial projects that fill the amenity gaps in structurally disinvested communities. The WHP currently has $20M+ projects under development and was recently selected for the Growing Diverse Housing Developers program, a nationwide multimillion-dollar initiative to increase the supply of affordable housing in the US.

A portion of the WHP’s profit supports the Women’s Home Preservation Fund, a 501c3 that Nadine founded to provide relief to single mothers homeowners who are facing foreclosure.

Nadine received her MBA from Harvard Business School. Previously she worked in banking, infrastructure financing and public-private partnerships worldwide. She is the recipient of the Maryland Secretary’s Citation in recognition of her accomplishments in improving Maryland’s communities.

Nadine attended Harvard Business School while raising her 2 year-old daughter Isonah without any form of domestic help. In 2022, Isonah won the national silver medal in poetry at the Scholastic Art & Writing Award