• Julie Hanna

    Technologist, Entrepreneur, Board Director, Investor and Advisor

    Julie Hanna is a technologist, entrepreneur, board director, investor and advisor working with purpose-driven companies to solve some of humanity’s most pressing challenges. She is an advisor to X, Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory (formerly Google [X]), board member at Mozilla Corporation and Esalen Institute, and an early investor in high growth technology companies, including Lyft, Lending Club (NYSE: LC) and Bonobos (acquired by WalMart).

    Hanna is Executive Chairwoman of Kiva, crowdfunding pioneer and the world’s largest lending marketplace for micro-entrepreneurs, She is the Digital Advisory Board Chair of the Nike founded social business, Girl Effect. In 2015, President Obama appointed her Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs.

    Hanna has been founder, CEO or founding executive of five successful venture-backed companies, giving her a deep understanding of consumer internet and B2B companies from startup to scaleup. Among them, Healtheon (WebMD) – the world’s largest healthcare portal, onebox.com($850M acquisition by phone.com) and Portola (acquired by Netscape).

    Hanna is an internationally acclaimed visionary and speaker on purpose-driven profit and the democratizing potential of technology to create a more just and abundant world at mass scale. In recognition of her impact on economic and social progress, Hanna was named United States Woman Icon of APEC and is a recipient of the 2016 Global Empowerment Award.

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  • Completed: May 22, 2018 PST

    What Responsible Innovation Means in this New Tech Era

    What have we wrought? Many in the tech community are increasingly pondering that question in the past year as public scrutiny roams from election hacking on Facebook to #metoo charges in the Valley. One tech veteran has been thinking about what tech has wrought longer than most and has developed some ideas about what could be done about some of these unintended consequences. Julie Hanna has founded or run five venture-backed startups (including Healtheon, formerly WebMD), and currently is an advisor to X (formerly Google X) and Executive Chairwoman of Kiva, to name just some of what she does. She has spent a lot of time thinking about purpose-driven profit, values-based leadership and responsible innovation.

    Participants: Julie Hanna