Female Founders Conference 2016 in San Francisco.
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Laurene Powell Jobs may be best known to Apple fans as Steve
Jobs’ widow but, as a longtime philanthropist with decades of
experience, she’s carved out an impressive solo career.
Having kept a
fairly low profile since
her husband’s death in 2011, next month Powell Jobs will
speak at the Code Conference about her approach to
philanthropy. Her appearance will take the form of an
unscripted onstage conversation.
discussion concerns the work Powell Jobs has done with the
Collective, a philanthropic organization that invests in a
range of different ventures, “from a high school for the
homeless to Hollywood production companies that make ‘socially
joined for the conversation by U.S. senator and Democratic
party “rising star” Kamala Harris.
speakers at the Code Conference will include Uber’s Travis
Kalanick, Netflix’s Reed Hastings, Kleiner Perkins’ Mary
Meeker, Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards, Time Warner’s
Jeff Bewkes, Andreessen Horowitz’s Marc Andreessen, Greylock’s
Reid Hoffman, CBS + Viacom’s Shari Redstone, the LA Clippers’
Steve Ballmer, Alphabet’s Ruth Porat and Intel’s Brian
conference will run May 30 to June 1 at the Terranea
Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. More details
can be found
meantime, you can read
more about Powell Jobs’ thoughts on philanthropy over at
the Emerson Collective website.