Robin Wolaner

2018 Speaker

ROBIN WOLANER is an executive with broad experience in startups and managing companies. Prior to joining We Care Solar as COO in 2015, she was CEO of Vittana, a nonprofit which pioneered higher education loans in the developing world. She is the author of Naked in the Boardroom: A CEO Bares Her Secrets So You Can Transform Your Career (Simon & Schuster 2005). In 1985, Wolaner founded Parenting magazine, the most successful magazine launch of the decade, later sold to Time Inc. Parenting’s founding is documented in one of the most popular Harvard Business School case studies. Her career encompasses publisher of Mother Jones Magazine; heading magazine development for Time Inc.; CEO of Sunset Publishing; executive vice president of CNET; founding TeeBeeDee, a social network for people over forty; and advising tech startups. She has been on the board of Credo Mobile, the social-impact company formerly known as Working Assets, since 2000. @robinwolaner @wecaresolar

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