Lauren Woodman, Chief Executive Officer, NetHope

Lauren is the CEO of NetHope, a consortium of more than 50 global nonprofits that empowers committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology. For more than 16 years, NetHope and its members have united with technology corporations and funding partners to design, fund, apply, adapt and scale innovative approaches to solve development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges.

Lauren’s career has been defined by the intersection of technology, development and policy. Prior to assuming the leadership role at NetHope in 2014, she held a variety of high-level positions, including managing Microsoft Corporation’s global education and government programs for more than a decade; serving as an executive at the Software and Information Industry Association; and shaping policy at the United Nations.

Lauren holds a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a bachelor’s degree from Smith College.