Kate Byrne is the Chief Growth Officer for Community and Partnership at Goodlight Capital, creating the future of Venture Capital to be more equitable, scalable, and impactful by providing capital and more for under represented Founders and Advisor to PlusMedia Solutions and Emerge, as well as the podcast host for MediaVillage's WomenAdvancing.org, Rebels with a Purpose and African Tech Conversations. A leader in digital media and social impact for over 25 years, Kate has married her interest in technology and its ability to advance social good and has been recognized as one of the 40 Most Influential People in Media. She has held executive positions at SOCAP Global, Katapult X, Fast Company, BusinessWeek, INC., The Tides Foundation, The George Lucas Education Foundation, and Watermark. Kate is a contributor for Authority Magazine, MarketWatch, Conscious Company Magazine, and frequent speaker (SOCAP, The WellBeing Summit, Sustainable Brands, Future Fest, Rotary Club, Watermark Innovation, Leadership Summit, Shift Summit). Areas of expertise include Trust, Social Impact, Women and Power, Stakeholder Capitalism, Leadership Development. She is the Co-Founder of the Economy Next Stewardship Circle; former President of the Board for the UN Women USA SF Chapter; and Former Board member of CORO of Northern California. Kate is a Coro Women’ Leadership Cohort alum, a member of the International Women’s Forum, and Former Commissioner on the Marin Commission for Women and Girls. She graduated from Stanford with a B.A. in Psychology. Kate lives in Charlottesville, VA with her wonderful husband and is the proud mom of two amazing young women.
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