Senior Director, Stakeholder Mobilization
Sarah Severn is Senior Director of Stakeholder Mobilization in the Sustainable Business and Innovation team at Nike, Inc., focusing on systems level innovation such as the Road to Zero initiative to detox the apparel/footwear supply chain. A 20-year veteran of Nike, she led the early effort to integrate sustainability into the business. Over the years she has led stakeholder engagement on environmental issues, developed the climate change and advocacy strategy, and led the emerging issues, trends and scenario planning body of work.
Chief Philanthropy Officer
Yvonne Hunt is Legacy Venture’s Chief Philanthropy Officer. She works closely with Legacy’s management team and members to amplify their impact as catalysts for change. Yvonne works to cultivate and connect Legacy’s community of entrepreneurs, leaders and philanthropists, enabling them to exchange ideas, insights and inspiration that help them make a bigger difference in the world, individually and together. Through events, programs and one-on-one consulting, she helps identify ways that Legacy members can both sharpen and achieve their philanthropic goals. A native of Great Britain, Yvonne joined Legacy Venture in 2009 from Hewlett-Packard, where she served as Vice President of Global Philanthropy and as Executive Director of the Hewlett-Packard Company Foundation. In that capacity, she guided HP’s global philanthropic efforts and helped direct $47 million in grants to non-profit organizations in education, microenterprise development and the environment.
Sandy Speicher leads IDEO’s Education practice, which takes a human-centred approach to creating positive impact in education, from designing tangible solutions for classrooms to addressing major challenges facing systems. Sandy has helped to create a scalable school model in Peru, strategies to improve schools for the poor in India and approaches to increasing teaching effectiveness in the US. Recently, she worked with Carnegie Corporation to launch 100kin10, which President Clinton referred to as a new model for social change.
Young Leader Initiative- Mastercard
Joseph Ajao is an entrepreneur, engineer and technologist. He is an Alumni of Silicon Valley's top technology community, Singularity University and Stanford's BASES. He co-founded Oacsoft Technologies at 17, a software company that develops low cost software for schools, SMEs and government agencies in Nigeria and has been featured on Forbes and other technology journals. He is currently an MBA (Finance) Student at the Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University and hopes to create an African-focused venture capital firm that will invest in budding technology entrepreneurs in Africa after his MBA. In 2013, Joseph wasawarded ‘Top-50 Global Entrepreneur” by the World Bank/InfoDev in an event that was celebrated in South Africa.