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Heather Fleming

Chief Executive Officer, Catapult Design

Heather Fleming is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Catapult Design, a product and service design firm with expertise in human-centred design for impoverished and marginalized communities. Catapult Design's clients are organizations working in impoverished communities with technology needs, including rural electrification, water purification, transport, food security and health. Before starting Catapult, Fleming worked as a product design consultant in Silicon Valley, designing products for a diverse range of clients. In 2005, she co-founded and led a volunteer group focused on design innovation for developing countries through Engineers Without Borders. Fleming was named a Pop!Tech Social Innovation Fellow for her work with Engineers Without Borders and Catapult Design, a programme aimed at high-potential young leaders with new approaches for transformational impact. Fleming is currently a Board Member of the Navajo Nation Chamber of Commerce. Previously, she was an Adjunct Lecturer at Stanford University, her alma mater, a Senior Lecturer at California College of the Arts, and a Staff Writer for NextBillion.net.