Kate Byrne

Chief Revenue Officer/ED, NewCo/Global Girl Media


A creative, strategic self-starter, I have been a leader in digital media and social impact for over 25 years.
Marrying my interest in technology and its ability to advance publishing and social good working in both pubic and private companies, I have a track record of successful launches for key brand initiatives at well-known media outlets- Fast Company’s Social Capitalist Awards, the first to recognize and honor the world of social entrepreneurship, The Love Local movement and Visionary of the Year Awards of The San Francisco Chronicle/Gate, The Momentum Platform at The Tides Foundation, and BusinessWeek’s small business edition. As Chief Revenue Officer of NewCo, I recently launched the budding voice of the social impact space via a global media platform dedicated to identifying, connecting and celebrating the world’s most transformative companies driving positive change. My new challenge is leading Global Girl Media, the global media platform teaching citizen journalism skills (social media, blogging, video and podcast) and leadership to girls in marginalized geographies. My role as Interim COO and Chief Growth Officer for World Pulse, where I helped scale the 10-year old global digital media platform using digital media to empower and train grass roots women leaders worldwide will come in handy. Education is my second passion having lead the digital efforts for both the website and the digital magazine edition for Edutopia, the publication and website for the George Lucas Education Foundation.
In 2011, I was named to the Folio: 40, a media industry top honor, and recognized as one of the 40 most influential top industry performers. I support education through my work with The Concord Consortium( STEM curriculum) and sit on the board of In John A Byrne's C-Change Media (home to Poets&Quants). I’m a member of the Opportunity Collaboration and NationSwell Council. A Stanford grad with a BA in Psych, I live in Marin County CA with hubby John & 2 daughters.