Speakers Profile - Nancy Lublin










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Social Entrepreneur and CEO Nancy Lublin harnesses people, technology, and data to change the world. While many operate in traditional models of outreach and management, Lublin breaks them, turning her new and effective solutions into some of today’s most innovative and disruptive nonprofits and social movements, which is why Fortune named her one of the "World's 50 Greatest Leaders.”
Following her 2013 TED Talk, Lublin launched Crisis Text Line, the world’s first 24/7, free, nationwide-text line for people in need. With over 11 million texts received, Crisis Text Line used the data to create Crisis Trends, tracking when and where issues occur and empowering educators, counselors, policymakers, and citizens to help prevent future crisis from happening. By year’s end, Lublin will expand Crisis Text Line internationally, allowing people around the world to text in and get help.

Lublin rescued Do Something from the edge of collapse in 2003. The organization was $250,000 in debt, laid off 21 out of 22 people, and lost their offices. As CEO, Lublin transformed it into the largest youth organization in the world, with 3.6 million active members — more than the Boy Scouts — and a $24 million budget by 2014. Their success attracted companies like Pepsi and Chase, for whom Lublin advised corporate social campaigns. With progress like this, it's no surprise that Fast Company called her one of the “most creative people in business.”

At age 23, Lublin turned a $5,000 inheritance into Dress for Success, a nonprofit that provides interview suits and career development training to women in need. Today, Dress for Success helps women in more than 140 cities in 20 countries.

McGraw-Hill Education appointed Lublin to its Board of Directors in 2015, bringing her “extraordinary track record in technology innovation and leading two major not-for-profit organizations.”

One of the Schwab Foundation’s 2014 Social Entrepreneurs of the Year, Lublin was selected as a Young Global Leader by The World Economic Forum and was named one of the NonProfit Times’ 50 Most Powerful three years in a row. The editor of XYZ Factor, Lublin wrote a monthly column for Fast Company and the bestseller Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business. She has been featured on Oprah, 60 Minutes, CNN, and in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Economist.