Serial entrepreneur and master of disruption Nancy Lublin has built and led some of the world’s most innovative and far-reaching nonprofits, including Dress for Success, DoSomething and Crisis Text Line.
Named one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune magazine, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman has called Lublin “the entrepreneurial equivalent of Indiana Jones” for her tenacity, focus, and grit.
With a startup mentality and a passion for the greater good, Nancy has unlocked the positive potential of big data and given her organizations the explosive growth and success rarely seen in non-profits.
At just 23, Nancy launched Dress for Success, a now global nonprofit that has helped more than 850,000 women achieve economic independence. She then went on to reinvigorate DoSomething.org, turning it into one of the largest teen organizations in the world. In 2013, she launched Crisis Text Line, America's first, free, 24/7 text line that uses big data to find trends and prevent crises from happening. Now an international effort, Crisis Text Line has exchanged over 40 million texts.
Lublin sits on the Board of Directors at McGraw-Hill Education and Change.org, a for-profit petition and fundraising website focused on social and political change. Lublin has been featured on Oprah, 60 Minutes, CNN, and in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Economist.