Melanie Edwards

Founder & CEO, Mobile Metrix


Melanie is founder and CEO of Mobile Metrix, a socially-driven market research company serving low-income communities. Young adults are employed and trained to collect demographic/consumer data door-to-door in their own neighborhoods using handheld technology. While on these hard-to-reach doorsteps, social benefits are also distributed. Melanie’s experience spans both the private & public sectors: she worked in management for J.P. Morgan, International Data Group (IDG) & as an executive for Key Accounts at AT&T. She launched the Global Technology Corps, a “digital Peace Corps,” with the U.S. Department of State & co-created the United Nations Information Technology Service. Melanie is a Return Peace Corps Volunteer from Togo, Africa, a Reuters Digital Vision Fellow at Stanford University & an Echoing Green Fellow, PopTech Fellow, SOCAP Scholar, AVINA Partner and Fast Company Innovation Agent. Melanie is also an adjunct professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford University.