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Katherine Milligan

Director and Head, Schwab Foundation for Social Entreprenuership


Katherine Milligan is the Director and Head of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, the sister organization of the World Economic Forum. She received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and her Master’s in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where she was the recipient of the Pforzheimer Scholarship for Excellence in Nonprofit Management. Katherine’s previous work experience includes a Sheldon Knox Research Fellowship at Harvard University (2004-2005); a Global Leadership Fellow of the World Economic Forum (2005-2009). Before that she was a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa and a strategy consultant for several non-profits. Her work has been published in the International Institute of Economics, Stanford Social Innovation Review, MIT journal Innovations, and the Harvard Business School.