Powell Jobs

President | Emerson Collective

Laurene Powell Jobs is founder and president of Emerson Collective, an organization based in Palo Alto, California, with a strong presence in Oakland, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. Emerson Collective deploys a range of tools — from impact investing to philanthropy to advocacy — to lift up entrepreneurs, leaders, innovators, and creators working to build a more equitable world in education, immigration, climate, and cancer research and treatment.

Powell Jobs serves as board chair of the XQ Institute, College Track, The Atlantic, and Elemental Excelerator. She serves on the Stanford University Board of Trustees and the boards of Chicago CRED and the Council on Foreign Relations. In addition, she is a member of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a recipient of Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Ernest C. Arbuckle Award for managerial excellence and addressing the changing needs of society.