Stephanie Bravo is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and champion of technology for good. Recognized for creating transformative programs that have helped 60,000+ people from diverse backgrounds, Ms. Bravo’s mission is to create access to education and economic opportunities helping people actualize their potential, transform their communities, and bring about positive social change on local, national, and global scales.
Ms. Bravo’s leadership spans the social sector in social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, and corporate social responsibility. She currently serves as the California Regional Manager for Community Impact at Comcast NBCUniversal where she manages a portfolio of community partnerships and strategic investments in high-impact organizations focused on bridging the digital divide. Ms. Bravo is unique in that she is one of very few women of color at a leading technology company in corporate social responsibility.
In her most notable role as Co-founder and President of StudentMentor.org, she was invited to The White House to meet the 44th President of the United States and speak with officials in Congress, the Department of Education, and The White House about her work. In 2012, her organization officially partnered with The White House's Office of Public Engagement on a national media series and other education initiatives aimed at educating, engaging, and empowering the next generation of leaders.
She has received many accolades and awards for her work, including recognition as one of the top 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley. She has also been an invited speaker at leading Silicon Valley tech companies, elite universities, and national organizations. Her work has been featured in TIME, Business Insider, CNN/Fortune, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, and more.
Bravo holds an M.A. in Education with an emphasis on Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies from Stanford University, a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in Psychology from San Jose State University. She was the first in her immediate family to graduate from a four-year university while working part-time in retail, publishing world-class research at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and volunteering for social justice causes in her local community.
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