Katherine Maher

Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation

An unusual technology executive, Katherine Maher balances the demands of a mission-based volunteer non-profit with the realities of running one of the world's most popular consumer platforms. A bold voice for equity and opportunity, with a long background as an outspoken advocate for human rights, her work focuses on the transformative, and often socially disruptive, nature of new technologies. She is passionate about finding the commonalities in our interconnected and interdependent human experience.