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Kate Byrne

Co-Founder, Girls Gone Global


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 launched key initiatives at such as 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 helped launch an event platform dedicated to connecting companies driving positive change.
I am focusing my skills to amplify the voices of girls and enable their impact skills via my social enterprise, Girls Gone Global. My work as Producer of Girls Govern which raised the issues most important to girls in the marketplace will help. The Manifesto I wrote was presented at TED Women and its 250+ TEDX affiliates. My role as Chief Growth Officer for World Pulse, where I helped scale the global digital media platform 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, for the George Lucas Education Foundation.
In 2011, my work as GM of the Technology Portfolio for Future US, I was named to the Folio: 40, a media industry top honor, and recognized as one of the 40 most influential top industry performers after my app won awards through Apple and AdAge.
I support education via The Concord Consortium, a leading STEM curriculum and product producer, and C-Change Media, home to Poets&Quants
I’m a member of the Opportunity Collaboration, The Summit Series, the NationSwell Council and a Delegate to the Nexus Global Youth Summit.
A Stanford grad with a BA in Psychology, I live in Marin California with my hubby John A. Byrne, and two daughters