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Elizabeth Kountze

Elizabeth is a technology for social good strategist and former journalist with more than 14 years of experience leading global digital inclusion and network-centered innovation programming, partnership-building and reporting to improve access to information and opportunities. She is Chief Impact Officer for the emergent technologies startup Digital Raign and founder of Kountze Impact Strategies. She has led international capacity building programs that enable people to participate and engage with the power of the Internet in their own language, she has managed and grown entrepreneurship skills-building supported by mobile phones, and she has supported the growth and development of local innovation and technology labs. She led partnership development for the international nonprofits Internews and One Global Economy with partners such as Cisco, Citi, Facebook, Google, Omidyar Network, Yahoo, and Symantec, and advised marketing and outreach for science and technology initiatives at the US Agency for International Development. She has managed and grown social impact programs in Haiti, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, and South Africa, and led outreach in Senegal. She teaches vinyasa yoga in San Francisco and loves to be in the trails and waters where she lives in nearby Sausalito.