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Melinda Epler

Founder + CEO, Change Catalyst

San Francisco

Melinda has more than 20 years of experience catalyzing social entrepreneurs, mature social enterprises and innovation initiatives for Fortune 500 companies and NGOs. As Founder & CEO of Change Catalyst, Melinda leads a high-impact innovation firm that empowers great leaders in social and environmental change. She is particularly passionate about empowering women changemakers – through events, workshops, and a new online accelerator and investment platform.

Melinda is also a writer, speaker and award-winning documentary filmmaker. Her film and television work includes projects that exposed the AIDS crisis in South Africa, explored women’s rights in Turkey, and prepared communities for the effects of climate change. She has also worked on several television shows, including NBC’s The West Wing.

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