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Isabel Kelly

Founder and Principal Consultant, Profit with Purpose

Biography

Since her first job at Oxfam, Isabel’s career has focused on social justice and finding ways to make a significant impact in the world using the resources of both the nonprofit and business worlds.

She is the Founder & Principal Consultant at Profit with Purpose, offering consulting services to companies of any size that want to use their resources for good, and to nonprofits who want to engage better with companies.

In September 2015 she became a Practitioner in Residence at the Skoll Centre where she is researching organizational structures for business to embed social impact, and is a Industry Careers Adviser for MBA students.

In 2002 CEO & Founder of Salesforce.com, Marc Benioff, hired Isabel to establish the Salesforce.com Foundation internationally. Over 12 years she grew a team of 30 people in 9 countries donating and discounting Salesforce technology to thousands of nonprofits in 110 countries, generating revenue of $12m to fund grants, and achieving 80% employee participation in volunteering.

Isabel was at Amnesty International for 11 years prior to joining Salesforce where she focused on East Asia, joining just after the 1989 pro-democracy events in Tiananmen Square. She developed the campaigning work on human rights violations against religious minorities including those in Tibet, for which His Holiness the Dalai Lama personally thanked her.