2016 Speakers


The 2016 Frontiers of Social Innovation forum featured a lineup of global thought leaders for the theme, “Inclusive Markets—Inclusive Societies.”

Bruce Wydick

Bruce Wydick

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Professor, University of San Francisco

Brian Reich

Brian Reich

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Director, The Hive

Andrea Vermehren

Andrea Vermehren

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Lead Social Protection Specialist, World Bank

Asif Saleh

Asif Saleh

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Senior Director of Strategy, Communications and Empowerment, BRAC

Tracy Palandjian

Tracy Palandjian

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Cofounder and CEO, Social Finance

V. Kasturi Rangan (Kash Rangan)

V. Kasturi Rangan (Kash Rangan)

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Malcolm P. McNair Professor of Marketing, Harvard Business School; Co-Chair, Social Enterprise Initiative

Caroline Barlerin

Caroline Barlerin

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Head of Community Outreach & Philanthropy, Twitter, Inc.

Rob Reich

Rob Reich

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Professor of Political Science and Professor (by courtesy) at Graduate School of Education, Stanford University; Faculty Co-Director, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Caitlin Sanford

Caitlin Sanford

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Senior Associate, Bankable Frontier Associates

Dr. Robert Ross

Dr. Robert Ross

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President and CEO, The California Endowment

Eric Nee

Eric Nee

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Managing Editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review

Johanna Mair

Johanna Mair

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Professor of Management, Strategy and Leadership, Hertie School of Governance; Academic Editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review

Jane Sloane

Jane Sloane

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Vice President of Programs, Global Fund for Women

Jaana Remes

Jaana Remes

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Economist and Partner, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey & Company

Angela Glover Blackwell

Angela Glover Blackwell

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President and CEO, PolicyLink

Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark

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Founder, Craigslist and Craigconnects

Don Howard

Don Howard

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President and CEO, The James Irvine Foundation

Maria May

Maria May

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Senior Program Manager, BRAC

Matt Bannick

Matt Bannick

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Managing Partner, Omidyar Network

Dean Karlan

Dean Karlan

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Professor of Economics, Yale University

Darren Walker

Darren Walker

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President, Ford Foundation

Faith Mitchell

Faith Mitchell

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President and CEO, Grantmakers In Health (GIH)

Nadia Roumani

Nadia Roumani

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Director, Effective Philanthropy Lab, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society; Lecturer, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University (d.school)

Emily Arnold-Fernandez

Emily Arnold-Fernandez

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Founder and Executive Director, Asylum Access

Katherine Milligan

Katherine Milligan

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Director and Head, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

Malene Jensen

Malene Jensen

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Communication Specialist, UNICEF

Raj Chetty

Raj Chetty

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Professor of Economics, Stanford University

Michelle Risinger

Michelle Risinger

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Innovation Lead, Pact

Sean Reardon

Sean Reardon

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Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education, Stanford University

Shawn Whalen

Shawn Whalen

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Senior Program Officer, College Futures Foundation

Paul Musser

Paul Musser

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Vice President, International Development, Public Private Partnerships MasterCard

Susan Markham

Susan Markham

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Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, USAID

Marissa Wesely

Marissa Wesely

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Coordinator, Win-Win Coalition

Ted Robertson

Ted Robertson

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Managing Director, ideas42

Nick Tilsen

Nick Tilsen

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Executive Director, Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation

Trabian Shorters

Trabian Shorters

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Founder and CEO, BMe Community

Kindley Walsh Lawlor

Kindley Walsh Lawlor

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Vice President, PA.C.E., Gap Foundation, Gap Inc.

Timothy Ogden

Timothy Ogden

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Managing Director, Financial Access Initiative, NYU Wagner; Executive Partner, Sona Partners

Steve Davis

Steve Davis

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President and CEO, PATH

Kevin Starr

Kevin Starr

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Managing Director, Mulago Foundation

Dr. Zia Khan

Dr. Zia Khan

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Vice President for Initiatives and Strategy, Rockefeller Foundation

Amy Rao

Amy Rao

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Founder and CEO, Integrated Archive Systems