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Laurene Powell

Laurene Powell Jobs is the Founder and President of Emerson Collective, an organization designed to develop opportunities and solutions in education, environment, immigration, and health equity through philanthropy, creativity and investments.

In 1997, she founded College Track, a program created to empower students who face systemic barriers, providing the tools and resources necessary to pursue a bachelor’s degree and achieve a life of opportunity.

She remains board chair at College Track and also serves as board chair for The XQ Institute, The Atlantic, and Elemental Excelerator, and sits on the boards of Chicago CRED, The Council on Foreign Relations, and The Ford Foundation.

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