Lindsey Fishleder

Program Manager, Community Engagement, Skoll Foundation


Lindsey Fishleder joined the Skoll Foundation in 2011 and currently serves as a Program Manager in the Skoll Awards and Community group. In this role, Lindsey works closely with the Foundation’s portfolio of social entrepreneurs to leverage strategic partnerships with media, funders, corporation, and government to advance innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Prior to this position, Lindsey was a member of the Skoll World Forum team, where she managed content and speaker engagement, and worked to build a curated program to unite essential partners and ensure continued dialogue on innovating, accelerating, and scaling entrepreneurial solutions.

Lindsey began her career in the Chicago office of Starcom Worldwide, the marketing and media arm of the advertising agency, Leo Burnett. There she managed the communications strategies and investments for multiple, high-profile consumer brands. After a decision to shift her professional focus to the nonprofit sector, Lindsey worked in development at a number of Chicago-area nonprofits, where she planned and executed fundraising campaigns to magnify the reach and impact of the organizations’ initiatives. As an Education Pioneers Fellow with the Doris and Donald Fisher Fund during graduate school, Lindsey shaped a social media plan for KIPP: Knowledge is Power Program, a national network of charter schools dedicated to educating students in underserved communities.

Lindsey received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Business from Duke University, where she served on the Executive Cabinets of the Net Impact Club and the Association of Women in Business.