A Chat with Elaine MacDonald: CEO, non-profit The Knowledge Pledge (TKP), about harnessing the donated talents, knowledge, networks of purposeful innovators and leaders to empower positive societal and environmental impact
This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Elaine MacDonald.
Elaine MacDonald is committed to harnessing the talents of the private sector to empower social enterprises across various sectors and sizes succeed in their quests to create positive societal and environmental impact.
Elaine is currently the CEO of The Knowledge Pledge, a global consortium of purpose-driven leaders and innovative social entrepreneurs committed to securing a brighter future for all people and the planet by sharing knowledge.
Prior to her role at The Knowledge Pledge, Elaine was the Executive Director of Harvard Business School Community Partners of Northern California, where she inspired Harvard Business School alumni to leverage their business management talents to support nonprofits drive positive social change.
Before her pivot to advance the social impact sector at large, Elaine founded a strategic marketing consultancy, was a Marketing Leader at the Clorox Company, and was a global management consultant for The Monitor Group.
Elaine received her A.B. from Harvard College, and MBA from Harvard Business School. She currently serves on the Harvard Business School Alumni Board, is a Partner at Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund, a member of Ascend Leadership, and serves on local boards. She resides in Menlo Park, CA.
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