Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE); Chairwoman
Julie Hanna is Executive Chairman of Kiva, peer-peer lending pioneer and the world's largest crowdfunding marketplace for underserved entrepreneurs. During her tenure, Kiva has scaled it’s reach to190+ countries and delivered $1 Billion loans to over 2 million people. In 2015, President Obama appointed her a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs. In addition, she is a technologist, entrepreneur, investor and advisor working with purpose-driven companies solve humanity’s greatest challenges. Among them, Lyft, Lending Club and Idealab, creator of 125 companies with 40 IPO’s and acquisitions. Previously, she served in roles ranged from founding executive to founder and CEO, helping lead five Silicon Valley companies that enabled millions of people to connect, communicate and collaborate globally. Among them Healtheon (NASDAQ: WBMD) the world’s largest healthcare portal, onebox.com ($850M acquisition by Unwired Planet NASDAQ: UPIP), Portola (acquired by Netscape) and open source pioneer, Scalix. She is an internationally acclaimed speaker and advocate for the democratizing potential of technology to enable a more just and abundant world at scale. In recognition of her vision and global impact on economic and social progress, Hanna was named the United States Woman Icon of APEC and is a recipient of the 2016 Global Empowerment Award. She lives on the top of a hill in San Francisco.