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Birthdate11/6/63

Degrees

Stanford University Graduate School of Business, MBA 1991
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, BE
Economics
University of Pennsylvania, BA

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Board of Trustees

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Laurene Powell Jobs

Laurene Powell Jobs is co-founder and President of the Board of College Track, and the widow of Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple. Ms. Laurene Powell Jobs is founder and chair of Emerson Collective, an organization focused on harnessing the potential of individuals from underserved communities to help them build a better life. The Collective supports social entrepreneurs and organizations working in the areas of education, social justice and conservation. It primarily advocates on behalf of underserved students.

Ms. Powell Jobs also serves as president of the board of College Track, an after-school program she founded in 1997 to prepare underserved high school students for success in college. Started in East Palo Alto, College Track has expanded to serve students in Oakland, San Francisco, New Orleans and Aurora, Colorado. The programʼs intensive academic and extracurricular program is designed to ensure admittance to and graduation from college. All of the program’s graduates have completed their secondary education and gone on to college.

In addition to her work with the Emerson Collective and College Track, she serves on the boards of directors of NewSchools Venture Fund, New America Foundation and Conservation International. She also serves as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Ms. Powell Jobs holds a BA and a BSE from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Earlier in her career, she spent several years working in investment banking and later co-founded a natural foods company in California.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Ozy Media 12/2013Seed$5.4M5
Socialcam 4/2012Angel38

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  1. Ozy Media raises $5.3M in seed round (vcpost.com) [edit]
  2. Socialcam Nabs Angel Funding From The A-List: Yuri Milner, Tim Draper, Laurene Powell Jobs, And More (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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