Author and entrepreneur
For the past two decades, Charlene Li has been helping people see the future. She’s the bestselling author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller “Open Leadership” and the co-author of the critically-acclaimed book “Groundswell”. She is working on her next book, “The Disruption MIndset” scheduled to publish in June 2019.
She’s also an entrepreneur who founded and ran Altimeter Group, a disruptive industry analyst firm that was acquired by Prophet in 2015. With over 20 years of experience in tech and business, she has been a respected advisor to Fortune 500 companies on digital transformation and leadership.
Charlene has appeared on 60 Minutes, PBS NewsHour, ABC News, CNN and CNBC, and is frequently quoted by The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Reuters and The Associated Press.
Charlene was named one of the Top 50 Leadership Innovators by Inc, and one of the most creative people in business by Fast Company. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and received her MBA from Harvard Business School. She lives with her husband in San Francisco and is the proud parent of two college students. Her hobbies include making fermented foods, training her cat to do tricks, and jumping off of high places.
Wednesday, May 22
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM